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Shawn Drenning
Shawn Drenning
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Just moved from NYC to Austin, TX.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
I have been on the cover of popular bridge publications such as the ACBL bridge bulletin
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Austin Bridge Center
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Sam Shawn
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Copy of Basic 2/1 card
2 over 1
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Master Points for Foreign Players
Well, I would play with the robots anyway because it is enjoyable to me, but I used to mostly play the 8 board tournaments that cost $.25 rather than the 12 board ACBL ones that cost $1.25. So I effectively DO view it as just paying the ACBL to ...
Master Points for Foreign Players
As someone who plays ACBL robot tournaments for the sole purpose of inflating my masterpoint totals I would be supportive of that so long as we also deflated the totals of all the players who have been playing a long time, but are not actually that good.
Sam Ehrlichman's bidding problem: T5 AT72 J6 AJ953
Because not everyone plays that way?
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 98 4 AKJ85 AQJT8
This is a companion problem to the bidding problem here: On that problem there was some disagreement in the post-mortem over whether or not 4 is natural or splinter. I believed that 4 should be a splinter because 3 was forcing ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: J8532 KQ6 A3 A97
I thought this was an interesting hand because at the table so many bids seemed reasonable to me. My initial thought was to bid 3, but then I decided with good values and long spades I wasn't worried about opponents competing so I should pass. Finally, I decided ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: J8532 KQ6 A3 A97
I think second seat red partner is a pretty big favorite to have the heart ace and we don't care *too* much about the heart J since it seems like it will only come into play if hearts are 4-0 or we need to ruff twice in dummy (or ...
The Second Overtrick
@Craig I'm more worried about the bot not letting me play 3nt and getting to 5c
The Second Overtrick
No slam bonus at robot bridge? In defense of the bidding, the field is not very good at bidding slams like this and if it is matchpoints the bot might end play you into bidding six if you ever support clubs (because 5 clubs surely won't score well) so ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: J8532 KQ6 A3 A97
What are the Ogust bidders planning on doing next?
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AKQ93 A Q73 AKJT
I have no strong attachment to a positive response showing 2/3 top honors, but I have gotten good results playing that way when the opening hand can easily count tricks

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