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Steve Tyer
Steve Tyer
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a C.P.A. and enjoy bridge for the logic of it.  Started in college (UNC) but, luckily not until my last year.  Ran local games for over 30 years with my wife.  Mentoring newer players is a great joy, to see them get more comfortable with this great game.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing bridge in our dorm basement with Nick Nickell and Randy Joyce
Bridge Accomplishments
Represented District 7 twice in NAP finals
Regular Bridge Partners
Bill Peabody and David Idleman
Member of Bridge Club(s)
All in Greensboro, NC
Favorite Tournaments
Winston Salem, NC sectionals
Favorite Conventions
Bergen and support doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Any Way To Tell?
3 small is a definite possibility. Honor doubleton or worse less likely. With that, surely a better call is available.
Any Way To Tell?
True about 5, but do you really want to be there opposite weak hearts in the South?
Any Way To Tell?
Could there be hands where 3 is 4th suit forcing, looking for NT?
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
If it matters, I asked Marty this one time and he said absolutely not. GF hands should use 2NT. I asked how he decided to bid 2NT or Bergen and he said they have no overlapping hands. I used to play the stronger raise was limit+.
P/C or Pick
I agree. With this treatment my call (2 or 2) will depend on whether I think my hand should be led up to or thru.
If not discussed no alert or explanation is required (BBO ruling question).
Clearly no agreement means no agreement. I cannot see how it could possibly be anything but either a splinter or exclusion Blackwood, but if asked would say not discussed.
How much is winning “a lot” evidence of cheating?
Some of it has to do with how often do they make "abnormal" bids or plays that seem to work out. Lucky leads that happen to hit partner or psych's that are picked up too often.
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: KQ96 A63 KQ53 T2
Peg, you are right, as usual. Matter of fact, in looking at it I wonder why pard didn't open 1NT. Weak doubleton? Of course it they had there is virtually no way we could find a slam. This way gave us a little shot.
Rate North's bidding
Maybe I could have solved all this by opening 1 in first seat. Certainly not the worst call in the world.
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: KQ96 A63 KQ53 T2
It was partially a question of should you cue bid. Sure you have maybe a queen better than promised but is that enough to look further? May depend on just how good "non-minimum" is. In actuality, it was A10xxx, 92, Axx, AKx.

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