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Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
9 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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What's He Doing This Time?
just how often will pard actually have 2 beat in their own hand? Even then, they do not know if there is a run out available or if 2H will end the auction so a double for penalties seems rare. I like it to be the 2254 type of ...
Who should have bid?
There was an interesting article by GUmperz on playing /defending 1nt that was placed a strong value on Vulnerability. I was West and the deciding factor for me was they were vulnerable. Sad to say my unblock of the heart 10 at trick 2 went for naught.
Who should have bid?
North was xxx J9 AJ2 K8532 S was xxx KQ Q8532 AQ4. They did play the queen of diamonds at trick 3. Now, an expert finds this play intending to win the ace if not covered. Did this North figure that out? I doubt it but I naturally covered. -90 ...
Who should have bid?
they can only make 2min. their hands are essentially mirrored so no ruffing tricks in dummy.
Who should have bid?
One consideration is that they are vulerable and we are the best defenders in the field. It is not that uncommon to collect 200 on hands like these. The vote confirms my own feelings that both players took reasonable actions. What surprised me was that this was a complete zero ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 964 Q4 AQ7 AQ742
Did Alex find some creative bid?
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AQT3 Q4 Q64 9872
Ichose pass as I see so many flakey 3rd seat pre empts heck i open them myself yes its a gamble but can easily be the winning action
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Andrew it so great to see u writing an article here again after a long absence. I was one of ur biggest fans back then. Hope to see many more articles.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AQ92 KJT9853 98 ---
Open 4 and let things happen. Open 1 and u may/probably have to make one or more difficult decisions
Tom Peters's bidding problem: J72 AK3 KJ64 T65
Opposite that hand, 1nt is enough. I am not a fan of defending for blood at the 1 of a suit level.

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