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Tom Allan
Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
4 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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Defending Flannery
for something that will come up infrequently keep it simple and natural
Neil Silverman's bidding problem: K8 AQJ8 KQJ KJ9x
While I think a 6-level sac is much more likely, I agree with everything else u said. Its ok to want to bid 6, but take the money I really hate to punish pard for getting into an auction
Craig Ganzer's bidding problem: 983 Q5 T6 AKQ972
If u hand never played before, then N is torture bidding. When I have doubt about what is going on, I look to stop asap.
David Hankins's bidding problem: QJx QTx AJ98x Jx
at these colors I am tempted to open good suit some spots but alol those quacks!!!
Tom Allan's bidding problem: J983 5 Q KJT7543
The real poll for this hand was do u open? Not sure what would happen. Maybe get to play it there. Fortunately, we held them to -90 for a decent score. I am starting to lean towards preempting these hands as at least I do not have to guess later.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: J983 5 Q KJT7543
They were 4-4 in the minors with a good hand. 3 is down one and surely doubled as LHO has AQ9x.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: J983 5 Q KJT7543
little just a typical club player
NICKELL Wins Vanderbilt
A friend of mine ran a vue graph one and found it difficult to exactly follow the play. Never the less, it was a fascinating hand and a great hand to end a quarter. BTW can u comment on ur bidding here. No negative Dbl then a cue followed by ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: J983 5 Q KJT7543
I think this hand is close I chose Pass hoping I would get to bid later.
NICKELL Wins Vanderbilt
Bd 15 set 3 was a fascinating board to follow. Both tables were playing this board at the same time so I was not able to see how Mechstroth made 3nt but did see how 4H went down at the other table. This 11 or 12 imp swing allowed Nickell ...

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