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Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
16 minutes 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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Yes East's play seems wrong somehow but we do not know if they are a good player or not and always remember, they cannot see thru the back of our cards, especially here when we made a bid under pressure. Even at match points, I want to maximize my ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AKQT76 5 K8762 7
I tend toward conservatism in high level comp auctions.
common game thursday May 18
I agree with stayman even at match points I have gotten a lot of good boards lately playing in nt with a 5-3 major suit fit. I will take my chances
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: A4 AK8652 A74 A5
wish i knew the opps some are just crazy but at these colors they should be sane
David Chinn's bidding problem: 72 AK432 --- AJ8642
I have always supported 1 on these hands but I have seen so many open 1 with more success than 1.
USA1 Final, Segments 5 and 6
Since the cheaters were caught Nickell has surged back to become a dominate team with great results this last year.
USA1 Round of 8, Day 2
That last board in the Harris/Rosenthal match was a system loss. With something like KJ10x xx AKxx xxx, one player had to open 1 while at the other table, 1 was opened. When the opps got to game, the club opener got a club lead and two ...
USA1 Round of 16, Day 1
On bd 29 after the unlucky slam went down, there was another minor suit slam that made. I was watching the Fireman match and they gained 13 when the unlucky slam bid against their team went down and then gained another 13 when they bid this slam which was missed ...
How to avoid tragedy?
My experience says to get side suits going before pulling trumps with tenuous trump holding like a 4-3. Yes u can suffer the loss of two diamonds and some diamond ruffs but then u might not be making anyway.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KQx Jx Txxxx KQx
u take up almost no space, u are not anxious for a diamond lead. Other than that, its a fine 1 overcall.

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