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Scott Needham
Scott Needham
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Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Grew up in Kansas, and left as soon as was polite for schooling in LA. Thought I wanted to be a scientist. Huh.


Learned K-S in college and played a bit at the old Wild Whist in Westwood. Then I moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 1978 and took the next 30 years off (with only sporadic club experience in the Denver area). Started playing regularly again in Boulder, Colorado, and played my first sectional and regional tournaments. Learned to love Bracket 2/3 KOs. Favorite tournament: Palm Springs. Much prefer 10 & 3 schedules. Worst bridge characteristic: Black Hole Moments when I leave the planet and do really stupid stuff, usually when declaring. 


Former scuba diver, beach bum, general laborer, rocknroll bum/writer, ski bum, carpenter, bartender and tax lien investment fund manager. Currently, reformed (retired) lawyer, orphan, very happy husband, parental unit and grandfather. (Some have asked: The picture is a much earlier incarnation. Though he lurks close beneath the surface....)


More personal disclosure than I have ever done. Weird.

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Smolen over 2NT
3S-->3N, 3,4N = 5S-4H I like Muppetish things, but few want to do even this small amount to memory tweaking.
Sim Request
Thanks so much. Truly, I appreciate the work.
Sim Request
Please see above. 4-3-3-3M 13 opposite 12 5M-3-3-2 after 1M-3N? I'm begging here.
Sim Request
FBOW, code and tax law are two things I have long ago decided to ignore. Can someone please tell me whether, on the auction 1M-3N, the 12 HCP 5M-3-3-2 is more likely to make 4M or 3NT opposite a 13 HCP 4-3-3-3M? My ill-defined intuition is that 4M makes more ...
Taking care of game-forcing 5 - 5 majors or game-forcing 5 of a major and 5 of a minor
AKQxx AQxxx xx x? Seriously? AKQxx AKQx xx xx? AKQxx AKQx xxx x? These all look like respectable "standard" jump shifts to me, and some would differ on the first.
Taking care of game-forcing 5 - 5 majors or game-forcing 5 of a major and 5 of a minor
Related questions: What is the weakest 5-5 that opens 2C? 5-4-3-1? 5-4-2-2?
Taking care of game-forcing 5 - 5 majors or game-forcing 5 of a major and 5 of a minor
ummmmm, I think we call this Birthright?
Simple Forcing Pass Situation?
Granted, poor choice of words: No short. Clearly, though, S's hand is better for play in than in if this is a FPS and N passes. How do you play the pass by N? Does it suggest 5 with clear preference for and Double with ...
Simple Forcing Pass Situation?
Intended as a value bid, constructive raise. 4 would've shown shortness.
Simple Forcing Pass Situation?
Thanks, I have miscounted the list. Corrected to "8."

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