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Tom Kniest
Tom Kniest
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 13, 2012
Last Seen
June 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 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.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: A32 T432 AT32 32
Double - I made a free bid and have shit hearts and D behind RHO. If RHO had passed, I wouldn't have made a move towards slam, so why would I Q now?
Jack Spear's bidding problem: 2 QJ987 KJT32 32
Pard has a better idea of my hand than mine of his - I'm out - no hero complex here.
Jack Spear's lead problem: A987 32 4 QJT432
D - leaves other arrows in our quiver if pard doesn't have the A. Of course declarer could have the KS and dummy the KC and now they pull trumps & run the Ds
Jack Spear's bidding problem: K9765432 A A T98
but you only lost 4 trump tricks....
Jack Spear's bidding problem: K9765432 A A T98
3S - Reminds me of a hand played in the Marcus Cup - a one day BAM associated with the Summer Nationals but regionally rated 40+ years ago. Irv Bremler opened 5D at favorable and his suit was KJ975432. He went down 5 doubled -old scoring. Lefty held every missing diamond. We ...
Jack Spear's bidding problem: A32 AKJT2 A2 Q32
Have a sure stopper in clubs; hope pard has a card or two
Jack Spear's bidding problem: KQ982 --- KQJT8432 ---
6S - pard should get the picture; I didn't open 2C

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