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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
Nov. 2
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: 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
Jack Spear's bidding problem: K32 Q2 J432 K432
6S - let's see; rho has at least 14, I have 9 including a worthless HQ and lho is slamming, so pard has a shitload of spades and little else and is suggesting a sac - I'm in.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: 5 5 JT432 AT9832
Abstain - I open this hand 3NT - 5-11, at least 5-5 in the minors. Partner doesn't have to set the trap; it's already there.
Jack Spear's bidding problem: 32 K432 AKJ9 AK2
Replying to Paul Hightower, I open all 1345s or 3145s or 40 or 0445s because these auctions often lead to neg Xs...UNLESS I'm happy to rebid a chunky 5 card club suit with soft diamonds. So, on your hand, you could be missing a heart game and/or ...

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