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Steve Robinson
Steve Robinson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 19, 2011
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me
I worked as a programmer til I retired in 1996. I've been married since 1976 and have a daughter 32 years old.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
tearing up and playing 9 diamonds when playing in my club void
Bridge Accomplishments
winning Rosenbloom in 1986
Regular Bridge Partners
Peter Boyd
Member of Bridge Club(s)
washington bridge league
Favorite Conventions
Cole
BBO Username
robinswr
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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1!s vs 2!s after Neg X
After 1Minor - (1heart) - double - (Pass) 2spades shows 11-14 with four spades and 1spade shows three spades It's as if the auction went 1minor - (1heart) - 1spade - (pass) - 2spades Same after 1club (1diamond) - double (Pass) 1major shows three 2major shows 11-14 with four. Bidding this way makes overcaller have to continue ...
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
I'd overcall 1NT every time. There's a rule that says you can't open 1NT with nine HCP. There's no rule that says you can't overcall 1NT with a singleton nine. There is no way that partner could ever make a bid that would show knowledge ...
Appeal from Kansas City
Are you supposed to ask about every bid just to make sure that it's what you expect and not some artificial bid that wasn't alerted?
Defense against 1N-(2N)
After double of 2nt, next double is penalty. If you bid a major you have the other major
How do we avoid this disaster?
From AJ96 or AJ76 you return a higher one since you know declarer has four
How do we avoid this disaster?
South should return the six of clubs. Leading back original 4th best is not correct and is often unreadable. You should lead back an attitude card. If South had only four clubs, he would know that declarer also had four clubs and should lead back a highish club. When the ...
Defense against 1N-(2N)
assuming minors Double = penalties of 1or both minors or one 4-card major 3clubs = 4-4 or 4-5 in majors (use smolen over 3diamonds) 3diamonds = 5+-5+ in majors 3hearts = five spades 3spades = five hearts Texas
Misinformation
Who in ACBL land is in charge of "Alert Procedures" on the web page? There are two versions on when to alert Puppet Stayman This is on the alert chart no alert Next higher level of clubs asking for a four-card or longer major This is on alert procedures chapter ...
Misinformation
In my experience, when partner alerts that there has been a misbid, at least 80% of players try to take advantage of the alert either thru ignorance, small dishonesty, or very dishonest. Very few would go out of there way to hang themselves. If somehow you can persuade the mis-alerter ...
Misinformation
If partner learns that you have a weak-two from your explanation he has unauthorized information. In Utopia he doesn't use the UI. I guarantee that in the real world, when the average 2NT bidder learns that his partner has a weak-two he's going to try to use the ...
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