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Tom Allan
Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
3 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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Tom Allan's bidding problem: 65 KQ9875 AJ3 KQ
How close is this hand to a 3 call? It would be an easy jump to 2 over a 1X P P but is it strong enough in this auction or is the suit good enough? We missed a good game when pard did not raise with AJx ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: 65 KQ9875 AJ3 KQ
yes its from a Charity Pairs on Wed 21 Feb
Levin-Weinstein REACH Analysis
Did anyone note on board 3 a contract of 7NT can be made on a triple progressive? very rare. I know in out club a few got to a nt slam and some did make 7 thou I doubt they found the triple squeeze.
Board 3 from the 02/05/2018 Common Game
The really interesting contract is 7NT! which is show as making!! At our club a few took 13 tricks at NT but I doubt if they found the triple repeating squeeze.
Richard Margolis's bidding problem: AJ742 T4 A3 K863
Its match points going down in slam will be a 0 620 is still probably a decent score. Your double bid your hand.
Sabrina Miles's bidding problem: KQ3 KJT AK83 AJ4
We are vul and I have 3 trump honors. Just how much can pard be stretching. I do not quarrel that much with pass as 5H making whatever is likely to not be a terrible score. I have no problems if they bid again.
Richard Margolis's bidding problem: A964 73 Q9753 A8
Its close between 1 & 2 Spades. Pass seems poor to me. Too many things can go wrong and they may have a good place to run and now I am not so well placed. Besides, maybe an unsuspecting West might decide to raise with 4 pieces.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: KJ7 J97 Q AKQT43
I note a number of abstentions. I guess its because they would have opened 1NT something I briefly considered at the table. Pard suggested it later. Now that I think about it, it has merit. This hand is going to be uncomfortable to bid if pard responds in a major ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: KJ7 J97 Q AKQT43
We play support thru 2 only but seems to me that when they preemptively raise, a dbl here should be support but how many more rules do you want to have? It would be nice for this hand to be able to bid 4 pick a game but ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: KQT32 --- A92 AJT65
Pard did bid 4 Which really pleased as I held xx AJxxx K10xx Qx. Spades railed out 6-0 and -150 was a 0. The double, or just pass and float the dbl from me nets 300 and a good score. Overall I like Dbl as its the most flexible ...

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