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Terry Beckman
Terry Beckman
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 5, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 29, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Currently in the top 600 masterpointwise nationally. Finished 40 and 29 in back to back years in the top 500. Have finished between 80 and 150 in the last 2 years
Regular Bridge Partners
Kathy Beckman, John Koch
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Director Ruling, Good, Bad or Ugly
Tough hand. I feel North should have asked over 4. Then having the needed information, I would probably double and South could pull with a strange hand. Would expect South to be fairly sound here with being vul. Would probably pass against a non vul vs vul preempt
We blocked them at MPs
Why would partner not have bid 1 with that holding?
Bidding philosophy
Misread the problem (as did a few others), would still pass (though could see 2 in a club game), my biggest fear is I might steer a 5 - 3 or even 6 - 3 heart fit to 3NT and partner would lead a spade into the jaws. I can balance ...
We blocked them at MPs
If declarer is 4 - 5 why would he not have bid 4. Partner has probably led a doubleton and ducking this leaves declarer in an awkward position. Partner is probably 2,2,5,4 or even 2,2,6,3. Partner must hold either the K or the ...
Bidding philosophy
Problem for me in bidding spades is after partner is a passed hand (second seat opener), odds are more bad things can happen than good. Worst of these is the opponents might chose to play their 5 -3 heart fit in NT and partner will lead a spade honor.
Bidding philosophy
Partner is a passed hand.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AT4 J9852 54 J84
First thought was to bid, then partner is a passed hand, RHO has both minors. Biggest fear with this action is that is will go Pass, Pass, double(do something intelligent) by the 9 or 10 count, and the 13 - 14 HCP with 4 hearts will pass. It will work ...
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NT range is important, I am assuming it is 15 - 17 from the bidding, so partner has a max of about 6 HCP. I think a heart at trick two is correct, but does not have to be correct.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AJ5 AT64 A8 AQ93
Could partner bid 4 with 6 - 4 or 6 - 5 in diamonds. something like x, QJxxxxx, Qxxx, xx. They had other bids to show better hands, this may be trying to keep the spade bidders away. 3H or 2D are both calls I would expect as partner should also ...
Modern Precision 2!C Followup question
2NT is a weak relay to 3, 3 has become a limit raise in clubs(so 2 cannot be doubled for a lead). 2 followed by anything is a max of limit raise values 12 - 13 HCP, as 2 can be as low as maybe ...

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