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Tom Allan
Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
18 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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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AT96432 QJ97 T 5
I hate to pass such a hand and I understand ur belief but this hand has several flaws the good side heart suit along with a side QJ not a great suit and headed by the ace a clear defensive value besides it will be easy to enter the auction ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: J2 K975 AT9 QJ98
also depends upon your knowledge of the heart bidder. In my area there are several who just keep on bidding I have seen people bid this way with a solid 5 bagger and lots of points
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KJT752 AK53 J Q3
for me, its shortness either is fine u have to make a slam try on this hand
Mark Raphaelson's bidding problem: K86 AJ3 Q982 J74
are u kidding me?
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: QJ3 QJ5 Q986 AQJ
This so far from 15 that I will downgrade gladly.
Jenish Shah's bidding problem: A93 Q85 AKQ8 653
I have gotten a lot of good results playing 3nt on this type of hand 3nt is harder to defend. Of course, be prepared to apologize to pard when the run the club suit down ur throat
Multi-section or web - which is best?
Monty, a retired mathematician, is primarily responsible at our club in Brevard County Fl for using various non typical movements such as webs. At first, there was some complaining but after getting used to these movements, most are happy and many do not like it when some inferior movements are ...
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: Q76 AK852 AT6 K4
I was pretty close still at the table I wonder if I would have the courage to bid what I voted for 6
I later learned that South said "once the bid hits the table u cannot take it back" This is clearly wrong! South does not know at this time if the bid is a mistake or a mechanical error. IMHO, even if the director is called, it can be tricky: Is ...
Gabriel Fractman's bidding problem: Ax K9xxx A QJT8x
my weak heart suit guides me to be conservative

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