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Roger Miller
Roger Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 21, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing in 2003.

Met my wife playing bridge Smile

Software developer (retired) in the Denver area.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
One of my favorite memories was winning an evening swiss at the Las Vegas regional. My wife and I had about 3000 points between us, and we were playing with my dad and step-mom who had about 220 between them. In the final round, we played a team with over 40,000 masterpoints and beat them by 1 IMP to win the event!
Regular Bridge Partners
my wife (Patty)
Favorite Tournaments
Palm Springs regional
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Scott Needham
2 over 1
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XYZ question
Good explanation. Thanks, Art.
Defending a “psych”
I purposely left out the E/W hands because I am more interested in the general defensive approach here, rather than what I (or pard) should have done on this hand. West had a 0=5=3=5 12 count but (like me) couldn’t quite find a bid.
Defending a “psych”
In no way am I suggesting that the bid shouldn’t be allowed. And I am certainly not naive enough to believe I can’t get fixed. Perhaps my word choice could have been better.
Defending a “psych”
“2NT is not Ogust, 3♦ is.” My bad.
Defending a “psych”
By partnership standards, I was a point or two short of a 2NT overcall. I had chances to act - directly and in pass out - but had my reasons not to at the table.
Defending a “psych”
Well, it worked against us - this time. But something I’d like to prevent from happening again - thus this discussion.
Defending a “psych”
My thought was double of 3S would be penalty (if I couldn’t double 2S for takeout, why would my double of 3S be takeout?), but Partner and I hadn’t discussed. And, as I mentioned above, since it was a team game, I thought it too risky.
Defending a “psych”
I was close to a 2NT overcall, but only had 14 points. I was also very close to doubling 3S, but this was a team game and it seemed too risky.
Roger Miller's lead problem: AQxxx AJT92 x xx
When I was first given this hand, I said I would lead a heart. But as I thought more about it, I think a spade is better. Give declarer K-J-x in spades, and partner a minor suit entry, and you should have an easy set. It is probably a harder ...
Roger Miller's bidding problem: xxx xxx AKQ AKQT
They would transfer, certainly. And with that example hand, 2 might even be a struggle. But change that J to the A, and 4 looks pretty good.

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