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Spencer Hurd
Spencer Hurd
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Aug. 17, 2015
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Life Master, 7001 points, retired Professor of Mathematics at The Citadel in Charleston SC. 2 yrs military, 4 yrs aerospace engineer, 5 yrs High Sch Math Teacher, Sire of Champions (John and Andy Hurd), novelist, former Georgia Chess Champion, owner of two donkeys (no, not my sons). I Chaired 2 sectionals and 1.5 regionals, and served Unit 160 (SC) as a board member and Editor of quarterly Newsletter for several years. I have four college degrees and four more in recurring nightmares which put me back as a student. Spouse Shirley and I now live in the boondocks in south Georgia about 60 miles north of Tallahassee where there are many friendly players. 

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Spencer31765
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Diamond Life Master
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What do you think?
In the context of a big club type system, passing 1 can be a challenge to the unwary opponents with up to 8-9 points. [Bidding 1NT with the actual holding, if a tactic, must be alerted. If once every couple of years, I suppose the point is moot.] But ...
A Little Snag in Six Notrump
These are good points. I confess - I thought it better for me to get information than to worry about what the fine points of my bids might imply. My hearts reassured me that 6NT should be in the picture and that the East hand should declare if possible. If partner ...
A Little Snag in Six Notrump
I agree, and thought about this sort of hoped for misplay (too late) as I surveyed the hand - no one will misplay in clubs after the 2 bid. I assumed the squeeze in the black suits would be problematic since I have to discard 3 of my own spades ...
2NT...ever?
A good question. It cannot be right to pass, at any form of scoring. The reason is that partner may have a very strong hand. Why should you decide this issue? That said, as pointed out several times, this is a terrible 9-count. I think it's not good to ...
Break-In-Tempo
Basically, the rule is this: no matter what your action is, your opponents may call attentiuon of the director to the BIT. Then later, if they receive any "bad" result whatever, then they are due redress unless you (and a panel) can convince the director that about 80% of those ...
Red and the Helpful Fellow
Well, I went with the duck which occurred, not trying to complicate the story further. But that would be a heck of a play. The helpful fellow's kind offer and the eventual squeeze seemed enough. The ruffing squeeze is certainly elegant also.
Red and the Helpful Fellow
First draft occurred before Bob Heller's recent elevation to President of the BOD. I hate to drop names.
Red and the Helpful Fellow
Thanks.
Red and the Helpful Fellow
A least of evils lead, this sort of doubleton. I would lead the heart queen also. Glad they didn't.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
To play in the GNT's, you qualified for a Unit game by first finding 7 other local teams and playing a round robin, usually at people's homes. This ended and we now usually play a 4-round swiss at a local club. In any case, who would play if ...
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