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Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Retired Sales Engineer and HS math teacher. Started playing serious bridge  recently after a 25 year hiatus. Can often be found on BBO after 9:00 PM Eastern. Goes by tomnace on BBO.



United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a free trip to Miami Nationals in 75 where I met my wife
Bridge Accomplishments
about 10 regional championships 1975 Collegiate Championship
Regular Bridge Partners
Mike McGill( finesse 1) Terry Beckman (beckmt)
Favorite Conventions
drury, constructive raises, splinters, BOP doubles, support Dbls, baby NT
BBO Username
Tom Allan
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Allan-Loeb 2/1
2 over 1
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Jack Spear's lead problem: A987 32 4 QJT432
Bird's book shows singleton leads work more often that we might expect so I tend to lead them absent a good reason not too. Here it seems the club while safe gets us little
Tom Allan's bidding problem: Q Q76543 T986 QT
hadthe spots been better I would have been more tempted to bid but I did think at the time of a spade balance,
Tom Allan's bidding problem: Q Q76543 T986 QT
I passed and the next hand balanced with 2 I then bid 3 and RHO bid 3. This was the final contract and we got a poor result for +100 as two finesses worked for us and it makes 4. I was wondering if I should ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AQT9 AQ AT J9765
protect those major suit tennaces with 3nt
Ovunc Yilmaz's bidding problem: KQJTx AJxxx Qxx ---
at match points its an easy 4 but slam potential is clearly here so I take the risk to look for it.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: J6432 J J94 A875
not me the 1st time nor now. I want to bid but they know so much more about this hand and if I bid I/we are guessing.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AT7432 8 KJ865 2
I do not want to pass the 1st time but will probably pass and hope to bid this later. 2 is pathetic on this strong hand. At least 3 is required. Think pard is a good 6-4 hand but who knows maybe a good 2632? but that hand ...
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: T8654 --- AJ76543 5
I am not going to try to show a 2 suiter its 7-5 and a weak 5 at that. Transferring is too likely to get a preference to spades when we belong in diamonds. So I will bid something that shows a slam try in diamonds in my preferred methods ...
what is this double?
my pard also suggested I raise to 6 and I see his point although with a minimum 22 and KQJx of spades that seems hard to do. I did have AQx of diamonds. After this we agreed to play that Dbl = the balanced strong hand is is mainly penalty ...
what is this double?
In this case the opps were floating out there trying to take advantage of the vul. They will get at most 5 tricks in 4S the opener has KQJx. Now I know this is hard to conceive but club players often think they can get away with such bad bidding ...

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