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Scott Needham
Scott Needham
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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.

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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. 

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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....)

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More personal disclosure than I have ever done. Weird.

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I apologize for this question
And then there's the time I had conflicting answers....
When your tires are flat
fjords? fnords, more likely....
When your tires are flat
ATT, there is usually a kerfluffle when the bid was unintended, but chagrin at the director call when it was insufficient. "immediately realize your mistake" makes me strongly suspect the former, but nothing was said about "your" behavior.
Where did East-West go so far wrong on this hand?
Repeating my comment on a similar thread: I seem to recall that in my first KS book, it was advised that AK, A in a 4432 was an opening bid, but A,K,A was not. For me, that's R22 at the most basic level.
How weak is an opener in Standard 2/1
Staunchly adhering to my R22 standards, I'm not opening. NB: I seem to recall that in my first KS book, it was advised that AK, A in a 4432 was an opening bid, but A,K,A was not.
fast arrival
Playing Neb2 the way I prefer: 1-2 2 (denies 6, denies 4, denies 4+, denies 18-19 bal, denies ability to call 3, therefore either some 5-3-3-2 or 5, 4+)-2 3 (no extras, short, therefore Opener is 5 ...
Responder's new suit after opener rebids suit
I need a new obsession. I thought SARF might be a thing, something I NEEDED to know....
Responder's new suit after opener rebids suit
Bourke relay. Or, if playing Reverse Flannery Responses, Other Major Game Forcing.
Walsh-style rebids after 1!C/!D - 1!H
There are all sorts of structures in which users assume the risk of missing a 4-4 major fit. WNT opposite a weak hand (SNTers open 1m), SNT opposite a weak hand (WNTers open 1m) to name the most obvious. Meh.
Walsh-style rebids after 1!C/!D - 1!H
moved
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