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Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
April 20
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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Common game deal Wed 16 April
at my table pard over called 2 and North made a real underbid of 3. Opposite xxxxx of hearts and xx of diamonds u have a play for game! My pard found a spade lead knocking out the ace and now declarer has to decide how to play ...
Ron Smith's bidding problem: QJT8764 QJ985 6 ---
it takes discipline to pass here u so want to bid but where are u going will pard really pass 2S?
Good Director Story
A few months later I got to talk to the director about the ruling and he told me he got into a heated argument with a Sr Director about the ruling. As more of these rulings come up, I think I am getting a better feel for this ruling. It ...
Richard Brown's bidding problem: AKQJ2 KJ AJ T982
stay fixed
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: KQT85 AK5 Q63 96
in some systems like Precision this hand has to open 1NT
David Boxley's bidding problem: KQT96432 A3 5 A9
not sure I would go that far but seems odd to me
David Boxley's bidding problem: 932 J2 AT64 AT73
torture bidding by pard
David Boxley's bidding problem: KQT96432 A3 5 A9
Ron Smith's bidding problem: 2 863 KQJT95 842
i hate not bidding this good suit. suspect nothing is making & we could even go down a lot if pard has the wrong hand. I doubt if both contracts make
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 864 KJT8 AQT4 AQ
what am I going to find out with Ogust? I know pard does not have a good suit but I play that 2nd seat is a decent hand. I would rather shoot out 3nt with no info leakage that try to find out about stops.

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