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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
6 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned to play bridge in college (Texas Tech University) where I studied Civil Engineering.  Joined the Navy in 95 and spent 15 years as an Officer on Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers.  Currently living in Southern Maryland (a hour SE of Washington DC) working at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABC and maybe an occassional regional.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Qualifying for the 3rd day of the National Open Swiss in Seattle in 2011; getting to play behind screens for the 1st time
Bridge Accomplishments
Numerous Regional Open wins; 2nd day of several major national pair events
Regular Bridge Partners
My wife, whom I taught to play
Member of Bridge Club(s)
VA Beach area and WA DC area
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, Hunt Valley, Norfolk (VA Beach)
BBO Username
OKB - TAB410, Tracyb on BBO (Rarely on BBO)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Copy of Tracy and Maureen Brines
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Howard Miller
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What is this pass-then-double?
Agree with takeout in this case. But... After 1suit - (pass) - 1NT - (pass) - 2(same suit) - (X) -- what is this double? {I feel it ought to be penalty, but will everyone agree ?}
How to Kill the Game
Personally when I say well done, I try to be specific about what was done well; such as "Nice guess in trumps" or nice duck of the ace or something - I also try to be about 2:1 in compliments to the opponents as opposed to partner (my wife (and ...
3 Games, divided by a common name
Could not agree more -- excellent summary, post and innovative ideas!!!
Time for a rethink
maybe the top 10% of players. The "masses" that make the ACBL work at clubs, that is another story.... Remember, the people that write the laws interact mainly with the top level players - therefore this is the skewed viewpoint that they have. Most "mom and pop" players and new players ...
Conflicting Convention Cards
For advancing bridge players yes (and the readers of this site - the serious types). What you are failing to realize is that some people play bridge for social reasons and dont really want to get better or improve (they might say they do, but they really dont). I will rarely ...
Conflicting Convention Cards
a procedural penalty at a club game is a quick way to extinction for bridge.
Ruling and Ethics at the local club
Personally, I just feel sorry for East to think that it was necessary to do this to win a anything much less a simple club game....
John Torrey's bidding problem: QJ65 4 T97642 83
Once you pass 2H you are giving yourself the last guess... so pass it is...
Undiscussed Double
Why so harsh? Moronic? -- you need to relax.
Do you try to exploit Stolen Bids?
When did trying to win by exploiting an inferior method by the opponents become "unethical"? Geeze...

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