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Scott Stearns
Scott Stearns
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
2 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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Learn Precision in 15 minutes
Since time really is of the essence, scrap the precision 2. The hand type doesn't come up enough to justify wasting a whole bid on it and discussion.
My mom doesn't like people to say "good luck" before the game starts; she'll say "break a leg." though
Weak NT's and Two Way Stayman - using "spare" bids
I wanted to use the first sequence to be invitational. Show 5M invite by bidding 2 major over 2 diamonds.
Weak NT's and Two Way Stayman - using "spare" bids
Chip Martel pointed out to me that 2-way stayman, which I love, doesn't really handle 5-5s all that well. After some thought, I concluded he was right (shocking, I know.) So consider using any "wasted" bids or sequences to handle 5-5s. The easiest one is 5-5 majors; throw that ...
Worldbridge in direct contact with higher powers
In Philly starting with the Open Pairs cost you $750 per pair though you got at least 9 sessions out of it guaranteed. I think starting with the Rosenblum was around $3000 per team. Everyone really should try and play in the World Open Pairs at least once in their ...
What would be your ruling?
What I find most interesting is the % of people who have used a male pronoun in their response given that OP clearly said S was a she. Things that make you go hmmmm. As for the ruling, S must suffer somehow. N should also suffer for overcalling 1NT; that really ...
Critique this auction
But 3 takes up so much room as compared to double. You have a good, slammish hand, and double allows you to find out more info at a lower level most of the time. I have 15 points and 4, I'm not worried about the opponents bidding ...
Critique this auction
My critique of the auction: it was bad. The enj.
Critique this auction
How, when your negative double showed 4? 3 should indicated a double fit.
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
Mr. Morris, you may not be familiar with southern English, but rest assured I was not accusing only you of bitching about every little thing, although I do find your caviling in this and the hotel cancellation thread a bit overmuch. Rather, it was more yours was the straw that ...

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