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Stephen McDevitt
Stephen McDevitt
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 24, 2012
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

43 year old Boston Area engineer who has been playing duplicate bridge since 2001. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
4th in the 2010 National Mixed Pairs with my wife Gloria Tsoi.
Bridge Accomplishments
4th in the 2008 0-5000 Blues with Nate Glasser, 5th in the 2011 Red Ribbon Pairs with Dana Berkowitz, 9th in the 2012 and 2013 0-5000 Bruce LM pairs with Doug Anderson.
Regular Bridge Partners
Doug Anderson, Emily Shen, Jeff Scott, Gloria Tsoi, Vincent Koon Kam King, Amnon Gabay, Steven Ansell, Brian Duran, Barry Margolin, Nate Glasser
Member of Bridge Club(s)
MIT Draper Lab Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Las Vegas
Favorite Conventions
Features, standard defense, Smolen, McCabe
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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The Worst Convention Ever
Invitational or Attempt to Signoff
I'd just pass as I'm dead minimum for 2. I think I should be allowed to pass with this and go with 87 32 Q53 AKJ964.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: J42 95 Q AK97432
I feel like I get enough preemptive equity bidding 2 over 1 if it is their hand that I'd rather take the low route.
Zach Grossack and Mikael Rimstedt Win Silodor
Congrats to both sets of brothers - good job Zach bringing that title back to Medford!
A Platinum Moysian
I'd expect 3NT to be the normal contract as West is likely very light versus just run of the mill 3rd favorable light.
An acrimonious hand.
I'm surprised you think no one should be in 6. If we have the pattern-out auction showing a likely 5-1-4-3, ruffing hearts in the short hand when we have great trumps looks pretty close to ideal.
Memories of Juanita Chambers
My condolences Carole.
ATB Bidding disaster at IMPS
I said "mostly North" because I think South should not have agreed to play without a weak jump shift in the first place. Given the actual system, it's all North after that.
Stephen McDevitt's bidding problem: AQ9754 --- JT9 AKQJ
Partner had 83 AQT8542 Q6 82. Game was abysmal but made with preemptor holding 2-2-3-6 and RHO holding Kxx of spades in the slot, losing 2 diamonds and a spade. Pass was presumably +300 or +400 and one fewer matchpoint if partner leads a spade (which looks normal). 3 ...
Stephen McDevitt's bidding problem: AQ9754 --- JT9 AKQJ
Brad, the opponents are vulnerable even though our hand suggests otherwise.

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