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Tom Allan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 9, 2012
Last Seen
31 minutes 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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common game monday
Yes Many of us in Florida were lucky. The restoration of power has been amazing.
Potentially Objectionable Content
I applaud BW for working to keep politics out of the BRIDGE web site. If a few unfortunate warnings get made, I'll gladly take that.
Is anyone to blame?
My recollection of Ingberbmann reverse responses is: 2 is required to show 5+ spades it can be weak but is unlimited South's correct call over 2 is 3 denies support, denies a heart stop, and denies a GF hand. the 3 bid jammed North into ...
How "expert" are you?
I consider myself better than the avg BBO "Expert" but not sure where the real line between advanced and expert is drawn. Maybe near expert?
common game monday
The Monday common game in Florida was NO game. Thanks IRMA
Bidding slam at the club
Good pairs will still find many of these slams but will get top or nearly top scores.
Potentially Objectionable Content
careful now
Worldbridge in direct contact with higher powers
ept 10th is the statistical peak of hurricanes in Florida so 11 days later is still in peak season.
Worldbridge in direct contact with higher powers
I have evac'd from my home near the Coast near Orlando twice in less than a year. Odds are still unlikely for a specific week but not nothing. I was lucky last year and I think I got lucky this year.
The Fallacy of Restricted Choice
Restricted Choice is an incorrect explanation for an a priori odds situation. In most situations, the odds of the finesse in slightly less than 2:1/ I remember with QJxx its 1.85:1.

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