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

Austin, TX player.  Trying to get better.

Country
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
KISS
BBO Username
fuburules3
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Sam Shawn
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Playing up in KO's - what am I missing?
I realize your comment was (probably) not entirely serious, but I do not understand the obsession it seems some have with playing up at all times. What's wrong with competing against players at your actual level some of the time and trying to win? If given the choice of ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AT864 A4 9 97652
we have a bid that describes our hand, why make a bid that misdescrives our hand instead? I get that 1nt may sometimes be right spot, but I view bidding 1nt as masterminding that is likely to cost on a lot of hands if partner cannot trust you to have ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AT864 A4 9 97652
2?
Playing up in KO's - what am I missing?
You could try buying your entry a bit early and nicely explaining the situation to the director. No guarantees, but I have been allowed to play up in a bracketed Swiss before in a bracket other than the top bracket.
Playing up in KO's - what am I missing?
Ray: I do not think so. I'm pretty sure the top bracket had just 9 teams and they were just allowed (sensibly since I think they won multiple times) to play up.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: A4 AKQ3 Q4 J7543
If the auction continues 4-P-P-? are you a passer? I see the danger in bidding, but this is also an easy auction for E to throw in a bid without great values.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: KQ3 83 KJ94 K976
Also, you can play 2 instead of 3 when game is not in the picture (maybe people playing transfer advances can do this to0 (?), but not people bidding 2nt with the 3 card limit raise).
Common Game (afternoon) January 12
"Now there was nothing to the play, and not much to the bidding, but you would think somebody would have noticed this before I did." http://thecommongame.com/PHPPOSTCGS.php?options=LookupClioBoard&acblno=5591562&date=2019-01-12&board=15&gamemode= I assume it went 1-3-4-5-6-P-6-7 ...
UI or not?
I see the argument for bidding and am not good enough to criticize many of the players who would make a call other than pass, but it does seem to me it is a slippery slope and I don't want to be the player who always gets it right ...
Followups to a penalty double of a (strong) 1NT opener
" I'm pretty sure that Michael Rosenberg will disagree with this and that John Kranyak will agree" Michael Rosenberg, always a buzzkill stickler for the rules (as opposed to fast and loose Kranyak)!
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