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Scott Stearns
Scott Stearns
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
my first swiss vs Meckwell
Bridge Accomplishments
not as many as I'd like
Favorite Tournaments
Greenville, SC; Atlanta, GA, NABCs
Favorite Conventions
Weak NT; Flannery
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Going over the convention card
1)2/1 or not b)Flavor of 2 opener iii)Defense vs NT (I will recommend Landy if they dont know any) Quatro) SJS or WJS Cinq)Carding. 6)There is no rule 6! 7)bid game, take tricks, have fun.
Active Ethics; System Pre-Alerts
I'm with Oren and Tim on the strong club pre-alert, but what pray tell is honor leads asking rather than telling?
The Worst Convention Ever
Jim Kirkham introduced that to my father. We call it 3 way drury, though I've since learned it may have been a Bergen concept. It's rather effective and I continue to play it in partnerships to this day, though the funnest way to play Drury is 2 diamonds ...
Best Advice Ever
From my father, and also an opponent at the regional this week, hopefully my last : "Find another game."
Strong Jump Shift Question
Classic Soloway style is responder can have his own suit or his own suit and support for openers, which is shown by showing the shortness on the 2nd bid. If responder wants to initiate cuebidding, she can just repeat her suit another time, which says thems trumps.
K98x vs AQ7x
The fact that life is pain and misery and whichever way you go you're sure to be wrong?
Opening at the 7-level
Regional KO in bracket 3 in Daytona. Picked up AKQxx - AKQxxxx A. Didn't open 7 Diamonds. Had to overcall it when RHO opened 1H.
Oren Kriegel's lead problem: QTx AJT Q8xxx Ax
The simplest way to beat the hand is for partner to have to the King of Clubs. Declarer is likely to play us for Ax if she needs that holding to make the contract anyway so blowing the suit isn't all that big a worry. Plus I can look ...
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
Her defense is ok, but no one, and I mean no one, would outbid us. She's an eternal optimist and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
Because it's around Mother's Day and usually my mother summons me to play a sectional with her instead. This year I was going to play and vugraph after getting ko'd but have a minor surgery scheduled.

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