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Shawn Drenning
Shawn Drenning
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Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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Bronze Life Master
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
It might be problematic that women would be eligible for more master points since they are used to determine various things. I guess you could add various other stratiflighted categories that would award points (mixed, seniors, men, juniors etc.)?
What do you make of this double?
You say he made a mistake, but you have no way to counter. It seems to me that it is a good bid then. I don't really see what complaint is. You have the option of penalizing the bid when it is really wrong and otherwise you are not ...
Fireman Leads Reisinger
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Votes for Hawaii
Doesn't the board always meet at the beginning of the NABC? I would be much more offended if they voted for the first time to hold the board meeting at the beginning of the nabc when it was in Hawaii. As is, seems inconvenient to make them find another ...
Out of the Box
i think in the semifinals of the senior trials, the declarer at the other table is probably going to be fairly competent

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