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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
July 9
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 lead problem: J2 Q2 A432 KJ432
I would have bid 4D over 2H
Jack Spear's bidding problem: --- AK95432 J65432 ---
I misread - change my 6C bid to 5NT IF U can
Jack Spear's bidding problem: JT9432 432 Q2 J2
I would have bid 3S the first time
Jack Spear's bidding problem: --- KQJ876 AT876 J8
5H - I could be 54 but I'm 65 & I can't lead a trump. I don't play with partners who would castigate me for this position. In fact they might wind up appreciating my take on the decision.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: T987 JT987 Q8 A8
N doesn't have another bid with his Kwacks; an aceless wonder opposite a competitive to limit raise.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: QJ95432 Q932 --- K9
7S - I would have bid 3S the first time
Jack Spear's bidding problem: J98765 2 --- AKT876
1S - this is clearly an opener under any point count theory & it’s paramount to announce ownership of the premier suit
Jack Spear's lead problem: J962 A62 J62 KQ6
2S Guess, but they stopped short and I'd like my partner to choose which remaining suit to attack. CK could be a big winner or loser.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: Q92 92 AQ9432 KJ
3C - pard can show a stopper here; if it's S, then 3N is easy. If it's 3D, I'm in at 5C
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AQT32 AK987654 --- ---
I would have bid3S & followed with 6H

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