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Bridge Winners Profile for Tom Kniest

Tom Kniest
Tom Kniest
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 13, 2012
Last Seen
Sept. 8
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired CPA, married 50 yrs, 3 daughters, 3 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 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 - 4 ACBL national championships 4 2nds 60+ top ten national finishes; 2 ABA national champs
Regular Bridge Partners
Don Stack, Alan Popkin, Jack Spear, Steve Stewart, Ed Schulte, Jim Russell, Rich Oshlag
Member of Bridge Club(s)
St Louis Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Kansas City, St Louis
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Jack Spear's bidding problem: JT2 432 32 QJT32
I would be a 2S bidder initially but now my hand looks pretty good offensively
Jack Spear's bidding problem: 432 T876 2 J8765
5H - when pard bids 5S, do NOT show your D control
Jack Spear's bidding problem: 432 2 32 AKJT932
I would have bid 5C after the first raise. Pard might have had a different view of the hand had I done that. Now the 2 little diamonds keep me from doing that. The way they are walking the dog hints at a void coming down in dummy.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: J932 92 KJ932 K9
X - this should be a maximal game try double - assuming we play support doubles so pard has 4 spades. I have good values outside of trumps so I try for game instead of a competitive 3S which is ambiguous.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: T9432 2 KQJ987 K
2D - might get pard to think about 3NT with the DA. If he Qs, I get to bid 4S.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: Q2 32 K32 AKQJT2
5C - I don’t have a H control. If pard has his own monster suit or a H control,there’s still hope to bid a slam
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AT832 432 J32 K2
3NT - club K & the SA & expecting a D lead - if you're good & your partner's good, how can you pass?
Jack Spear's bidding problem: QT98 432 2 AKJ98
6C - a guess for sure.
Jack Spear's lead problem: Q9432 AQT AT9 A2
CA - I would never bid 2NT - pard has to be short and there are enough missing HCP to hope for X
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AJT987 9832 J9 9
Pass has to be forcing. I have an A and a stiff C so I hit it. Lefty had a chance to bid 6D ealier & he passed, taking the chance it would go all pass - particularly if his pard had spade length. This is a weak 2; piss on those hearts.

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