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Tim Delaney
Tim Delaney
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 20, 2013
Last Seen
Nov. 20, 2014
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Partner's lead of K from Kx in trumps (I had QJx), the only lead to beat 2HX. We both made LM as a result
Bridge Accomplishments
Not much. The only contestant to win both a bidding poll and a play contest on Pavlicek's site.
Regular Bridge Partners
Wife, Elaine. I don't play much any more.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
South Bend Bridge Club. Mostly club directing these days.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Reverse or 1NT?
Rainer, while I agree that there is no great risk bidding this meaty heart suit as though it were a five bagger, the risk is losing the diamond suit altogether. Playing 2/1, would you feel comfortable with 1 - 1NT - 2 - 2? Partner could have something like ...
Reverse or 1NT?
I would not reverse on hand 1 with such weak hearts when there is a reasonable alternative. Hand 2 is surely stronger than its point count, and while reversing might be a slight overbid, 1NT will all too often wrong side the contract.
Tim Delaney's lead problem: KT976 62 652 874
IMHO, Andrew nailed it when he said the question was surprisingly close. Still, I agree with the majority that a spade lead is best. Ours was a newly minted partnership. As Big Deal would have it, partner of opening leader had AQx(x) in both cases! In the first case ...
Tim Delaney's lead problem: KT976 62 652 874
In both cases, I would rate the opposition as below average, if that makes any difference.
Quirky bridge law
My reading is that if the revoker wins the trick of the revoke, that a two trick penalty applies, if the offending side wins a subsequent trick after the revoking hand wins the revoke trick. (L64A1) "The laws are there to restore equity according to set rules." But what is ...
How fair are Howell movements? (Matchpoints)
You would feel right at home in our club!
How fair are Howell movements? (Matchpoints)
Well, I was understandably embarrassed.
How fair are Howell movements? (Matchpoints)
Please see my answer to Bernard Yomtov.
How fair are Howell movements? (Matchpoints)
Please see my answer to Bernard Yomtov.
How fair are Howell movements? (Matchpoints)
You are right; I had the blind spot.

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