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Robert Leese
Robert Leese
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 17, 2016
Last Seen
July 12
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Probably sacrificing in a Grand W v R in a team game at Chicago Nationals with a void and no A's and getting away with -500 with a small slam cold for -1430 by opps. 930pt swing.
Bridge Accomplishments
Working on them.
Regular Bridge Partners
Marshall Thomas, John Banker, Si Zimmerman, Keith Kimball
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Multiple Southern NH and Northern MA clubs.
Favorite Tournaments
Recent Providence and DC Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Weak 2 and 3 Spades for effectiveness. More important to understand the purpose and implications of what you play than to pick favorites.
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: 752 QT87 A43 Q72
I'm not wild about bidding anything here without knowing more about opps 4441 agreement and the doubling agreements, but the X's would both be takeout-oriented in my partnerships, so I old my nose and bid the lowest place with which my partner may agree. Given the usual responses ...
Robert Leese's bidding problem: AKQxxxx xx --- KQT9
That also works fine in IMP's, and it can still be converted to 7NT in MP play.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KJ9xxx Txx --- KJxx
I bid 3S but I think it really comes down to whether it is easier to obtain forgiveness for bidding this from your partner afterwards or permission to be so aggressive ahead of time. If your partner is a strict by-the-booker, P is going to be a lot more harmonious.
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: K9 KQ863 Q975 75
Given your agreements, which would also be mine with most partners, I see nothing wrong with 3D, which accurately describes your shape. Partner is going to bid again, you appear misfit in spite of your HCP, and 3N may be the best strain if P bids it. Pass whatever game ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A4 5432 AQ65 752
Playing standard NegX and 1S, one does indeed curse the bridge gods(demons?) with this hand. I hate to pass just because there is no good bid, but that was my vote here. The weak NT comment below is noteworthy. It may be whoever wins this auction gets the negative ...
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: K4 A7 K9743 AJ86
1N in a romp. 'bots at times are less than predictable - like partners!
Dear Mr. Club Director:
Matt, knowing you and your regular partner through my play in the same clubs, I do not believe you should have been elevated to the "A" strata for the reasons you state, even though I believe you both play significantly above your MP rating (the only rationale the director could ...
Dear Mr. Club Director:
Thanks for your post. Your 3rd paragraph above states a point I was bringing up in my reply to Steve above more directly than I did.
Dear Mr. Club Director:
Thanks, Steve. Never knew what's in your last sentence, but it makes sense, since some clubs in D25 have players of considerable ability from foreign countries whose "MP's" are not recognized by the ACBL.
Robert Leese's bidding problem: AKQxxxx xx --- KQT9
Jay, on the suggested SJS auction, with opener rebidding 3S, 4NT by responder should elicit a 5S (2 with) or 5N (even with a void) response from opener. With the given responder hand, I agree completely that bidding 7S OR 7N would not only be indicated but expected. If responder ...

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