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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
an hour 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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Copy of Favorite CC
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Kenton Schoen
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Paul Block
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Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
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Bruce Schwaidelson's bidding problem: --- Q87 T97542 QJT7
Partner is allowed to know what he is doing.....
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: A76 AK5 KJ8543 Q
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
I would have reported him to hotel security. Forget the director......
Defensive carding questions
funny that in a national event (10k pairs) no pair beat 3H and several made 4 (one actually bid 4H) -- so I suspect it is not as "basic" as you might think.....
Poll on Psychs - 2
then as my wife says... Play Better :-> These types of results are why poor players keep coming back....
What are you done with?
How about people being critical of other people's posts. If you have no interest in a post, nothing says you have to read/ comment on it. Just because YOU think something should be in the intermediate forum or a bidding problem etc, does not mean that everyone else does.....
FP again
X= we play the hand or they are Xed....
Jeff Rogers's bidding problem: Q42 KJT5 KQJ 963
Treating this as a limit raise keeps in theory with invite conservatively at MP's and accept aggressively. - Protects the plus score but still get to good games. At IMPS, invite aggressively (force to game with all close decisions) and accept conservatively. (I would force to game with this hand ...
What is the point of this?
Hold on a second... How many times have I seen someone make a post and everyone says, if you want to know if XX is a logical alternative then making a bidding (or lead in this case) poll. It appears the poster did just that. So now he gets to ...
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: A9763 9875 K8 Q7
I want better Spade spots to force to game.

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