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Tom Allan
Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
7 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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Winston Chang's bidding problem: KQJ953 2 J KQ532
who would 3 show a better hand its not a JS? 2 simply does not show the playing strength of this hand nor such a good suit. If it lives, we are much better placed and if it goes all pass we may be in the best spot
Winston Chang's bidding problem: AK875 J742 83 A4
My first inclination was to bid 3 but that seems so final. I guess dbl maybe tomorrow Pass
Colin Baker's bidding problem: K6532 T9654 --- KJT
Not vul no one has doubled
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: KQT952 KT2 Q A53
U kidding me? I guess this hand shows why I am not a star. Would NEVER occur to me to bid again.
Peter Hasenson's bidding problem: QJT9542 K4 KT 62
I hate this shape and I hate having outside values but with pard a passed hand I ask what else than 3? Maybe 4?
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: KJ643 4 A7432 62
not guessing at this level 3nt tends to end all auctions
Duane Christensen's bidding problem: KQJ4 92 K73 AKQ8
3 sounds like a 6-5 hand now hope pard was counting on that and they have greatly mis evaluated the hand
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Ax --- KQTxx QTxxxx
It seems the answer to that is Yes Pass in not on my radar yes u can bid some # of NT later but how will pard play u for this hand and how high might u have to bid?
Is a pass of 3 therefore forcing? If so, 3 as a minimum offensive oriented hand and N should pass 3. If not, then 3 seems clear. The problem with so many conventions is not discussing followups. I think I will suggest we play that my ...
Yrs ago a good young player told me that u do not push opps to 4 Major unless u are willing to defend. I felt I had a decent opener with a good fitting card and was willing to defend but not willing to dbl. S. felt N should double ...

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