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Tom Kniest
Tom Kniest
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 13, 2012
Last Seen
Sept. 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Retired, married 44 yrs, 3 daughters, 3 granddaughters, one grandson, played out of St Louis all my life. Still play hoops in the senior league; some classical piano; love mysteries, travel, cycling; addicted to crosswords and like other puzzles.
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
My license is 7NTXX - the story appeared in Bridge Today
Bridge Accomplishments
GLM - 3 ACBL national championships 4 2nds 35+ top ten national finishes; 2 ABA national champs
Regular Bridge Partners
Karen Walker, Don Stack, Alan Popkin, Jack Spear, Steve Stewart, Ed Schulte, Jim Russell
Favorite Tournaments
Champaign IL, Kansas City, St Louis
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AK2 AJ92 AT32 AK
6S - hoping for any 7 spades and any 3 clubs. If he had his own invite, then he would have started with 3H, but he chose a unilateral spade game, so I'm using that inference.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AK2 T982 QT32 AT
5S - a good hand to argue for xyz - bidding NT can wait. How bad can he be? QJ10xx x K KQxxxxxx
Jack Spear's bidding problem: Q932 --- AJ9432 T98
X at match points but pass at imps. My partner would understand, but my teammates wouldn't. ;-)
Jack Spear's bidding problem: J32 KQ32 QJT2 AT
5H - partner invited this with his pass - I expect a S void in pard's hand and expect I might pick up the DK on this layout
Jack Spear's bidding problem: 92 KQJ432 7 A432
In the World Sr Pairs in Philly a few years ago, Don Stack opened 1S white vs red, pass, and I bid 3NT showing a preemptive raise to 4 with an outside trick, either an A or a marriage. Lefty bid 5 vul diamonds, Don doubled, and they made 6 ...
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AJT92 2 KJ832 T2
Last time I had a similar hand, I was in 4th chair and it went 4H P P to me at the same vul vs not and I balanced with 4S. My pard, a hall of famer, had 4! heart tricks - A Q 10 8. Not definitive, but made for ...
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AJT92 2 KJ832 T2
Double - 2 places to play and the only way to get them if pard is trapping.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: K95432 A87 --- T932
Let's get the lead director in there and possibly find our 9or 10 card fit. Only forcing 1 rd & we'll know a lot more before our next bid...and so will pard
Jack Spear's bidding problem: --- J9832 2 J875432
5C - screams no X because no defense, but extreme playing strength.
ACBL Sanction Fee Increases (Candy's Letter to ACBL with her permission)
As a trained accountant, I know that numbers don't lie...unless LIARS MANIPULATE THEM! I'm gong to run this letter by RAT, who YELLS A LOT in the Pearls Before Swine comic strip, and see if he has any guidance for the ACBL Board. I'll also consult ...

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