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Shawn Drenning
Shawn Drenning
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Member Since
March 14, 2011
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about me

Living in NYC, but Austin, TX bound.

United States of America

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Bronze Life Master
Another GNT Fiasco
Well, on the plus side if you were fifth in the round robin, you probably weren't going to win regardless of the form of scoring, so at least you got home earlier.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AQ93 QT --- AKJT963
For the doublers, what is your plan over 4 and 4 respectively from partner? Ignoring what is theoretically best in a partnership with strong agreements, I was unsure if partner would misinterpret if I pulled 4 to 5.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Not that I support it (or think it would be easy to enforce), but the idea of not allowing players to get paid to play in a 'grassroots' event makes more sense to me than just forbidding good players.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Maybe you won't qualify for GNTs, but definitely would prefer to live in a 'strong' district than a 'weak' one. Currently live in NYC (impression is that it is a fairly strong district) and it is very nice to regularly get to play against very strong players even in ...
Lose GNTs with me
Hopefully there will not be sequel to this article after next weekend . . .
Another What Is This Double?
Usually I ask if it is natural, agonize for awhile and then X
Suggestions on books on probability calculation
"Bridge Odds For Practical Players" by Kelsey and Glauert is reasonable, but I remember being dry (it has been awhile though). "Expert Bridge Simplified" by Rubens I thought was less dry and had more interesting hands, but is probably more advanced.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 7 K9875 A5 K7542
At the table this hand doubled, but there was potentially some UI because W fiddled with bidding box clearly (to me) thinking about doubling before passing. There was a director call and ruling was table result stands because E/W were in a force, which was fine since 3S made ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AQT3 KQ985 J6 65
Obviously (to me anyway), you'd like to bid 4NT natural on this hand, but I was not sure whether it *should* be natural. At the table partner interpreted it as blackwood and we played in 5NT after partner showed an even number of keycards and a void. Neither 5NT ...
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
Hearing from the next table "you didn't use the 'stop card' so I didn't realize you jumped" makes me support this measure

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