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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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Jess Cohen's bidding problem: AK853 A3 AQT3 54
What do u do with the companion hand I held after the 3 overcall? 109x Qx xxx AQxxx Pass seems clear to me as it was to another good player. Only 3 out of 12 pairs failed to bid this game. The KJ tight of diamonds are onside and ...
Sam Ehrlichman's bidding problem: T98 Q3 Q952 AJ65
A good case for using 2 to invite. Now who knows, -140 has to be a terrible score so I guess to dbl and will not be surprised if they make
Joel Brandell's bidding problem: KQTxx AQTx --- Axxx
Now its close ur eyes time and just guess how many NT to bid. I guess 7.
Joel Brandell's bidding problem: KQTxx AQTx --- Axxx
As one who used to screw up diagrams a lot, I learned to always check the post before posting. Now it only happens occasionally instead of frequently.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: J654 6 A652 KJT4
-800 is also a possibility at these colors and u being a passed hand, their bid might be just about anything. As Robson stated in one of his books about pressure bids, let them work
James Huntington's bidding problem: Q87643 AT95 K2 T
well I admit I do like one better than 2 but still we will be able to bid this hand later
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: xx KQT9xx x ATxx
Dollars to donuts if u blast 4H they will bid 4S and do u really want to defend that with no defense to either of the suits they are bidding? Nor will pard be able to evaluate if this is a double fitting hand. Its why I bid 3C. I ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: QJ854 Q752 5 742
Talk about a tweener hand. It easily has the playing strength for a mixed raise or even a constructive raise but lack of defense makes those bids seem poor. It is IMHO too strong for a preemptive raise. Pard suggested a direct 4!
What is the right thing to do?
Depending upon the game where I direct on Saturday, the answer is clearly NO!!! in a winter more social game I run, probably yes. Still, West can change their call and should be afforded the right to do so. If South turns out to have long clubs and out, well ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: A954 J5 AKQT85 7
pard had something like xxx Kxxxx xx xxx. Diamonds were 3-2 spades 3-3 and the heart ace onside Lately this pard and I seem to be getting a lot of results like this where we seem to make reasonable bids and get bad scores. I am just doing some sanity ...

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