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Tom Allan
Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
Jan. 24
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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Reasonable pre-empt?
I have noticed lately many making "unsound" pre-empts. While we tend to remember those that succeed, so many more work out badly as this one is likely to do for the reason Lynn states.
Frank Pancoe's bidding problem: KT x KJx Q9xxxxx
Pass is not on my radar either but I am with Martin here stick it too them (hopefully) 3
Sorry. Another question about a bad claim.
Michael: Somewhere along the line declarer had played a dia to the King losing to the Ace.
Jon Green's bidding problem: K97 K8765432 8 Q
I started with 3 also. the Suit is just too bad for a Vul 4 and I refuse to pass. Opening 4 probably got a very bad result
Sorry. Another question about a bad claim.
My hand with 6 cards to go 109x Qx x - East xxx x x J I think.
Sorry. Another question about a bad claim.
I was West he played low club to the 9 not the Q. He played AQ of clubs later leaving dummy with AJxx Q 10. He showed his hand saying KQ of spades and dummy is good. Neither I nor my partner recall hearing any comment about the jack of ...
Alastair Gidman's bidding problem: QJ82 KQ97642 A 2
yes we boxed ourselves into this corner with the Dbl. I guess to bid 4H but its a GUESS!!! I should not have to make
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AT832 432 J32 K2
While I like the ace and King I feel this hand is much less that it might be.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: T984 5 864 KQ963
Pard had AQJxx Jxxx Kx Ax 4 made even with the K of Spades offsides.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: T984 5 864 KQ963
no explicit one I would think that 3S would be a signoff but no clear understanding of the differences between Pass or XX.

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