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Sylvia Shi
Sylvia Shi
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Member Since
June 24, 2011
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Quote from a friend who was learning bridge:

"remind me again who like the bridge dude is who makes all the wrong decisions but they turn out for the best

it was like retarded bunny or something"

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
7hxx 2940 off two cashers
Bridge Accomplishments
1st lebhar imp pairs, mixed Swiss 2015, gnt c 2012
Favorite Tournaments
The nationals
Favorite Conventions
Tosr
BBO Username
sylviash
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Shi-Berkowitz precision
Precision
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Shi Palmer
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ATB - aggressive slam bidding
Very amused that people would not open the North hand 1NT. Who cares what the hand is worth? Opening is not just about being constructive. 1NT makes life a lot harder for the opponents. Actual hand value often depends on what your partner has - if your partner has KJTx of ...
Without regard to the actual deal
The expected lead is not a club. You are defending 7NT. Leading a club only matters if your partner has the ace. Otherwise you lead passive and don't help declared out with anything, usually this means leading declarers strongest suit. Double should show that the opponents have screwed up ...
Identifying Bridge Proteges
We played Reid Barton and his partner, Emily Shen, in gnt c five years ago,,, I wonder if they still play bridge. :)
Unusual action with UI
Yes, for example, maybe they were 5251 and thought they were 3253 because they had some spades with their clubs. Who knows what the mistake was.
Unusual action with UI
I don't think bidding 5c is suggested by UI. If anything, it's counter suggested. If north opened an off shape 1NT, they might have a Singleton club. I think the club pro took a poor action, possibly related to his decision to game force light in high cards ...
Gazilli feedback from those who have played it
Well, I commented about the thread to him but I didn't know he was going to respond also. :)
Gazilli feedback from those who have played it
Daniel and I played it for one session... auction came up that we hadn't discussed. Discussing that auction meant we had to discuss many other auctions. Gave up and went back to Precision.
Assign the Blame
Your second kickback accident of the tournament... ;) Hopefully Daniel doesn't see this, he doesn't need to hear more stories to support his case that Kickback is the worst convention.
Would you DELIBERATELY take advantage of a penalty card?
It's very clear that I'm referring to the official rule on minor penalty cards, if you know another rule about that, please volunteer it.
Would you DELIBERATELY take advantage of a penalty card?
"If an opponent plays a card of a different suit and then notices he still has to follow suit, then I accept the penalty card because I consider it a mental mistake and following suit is the most basic part of the game. If two cards just slip out because ...
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