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Zachary Madden
Zachary Madden
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2012
Last Seen
9 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bethesda, formerly Philadelphia, formerly Chicago.  Bridge has taken me to 90 cities across 26 of the 50 United States, Ontario, and the District of Columbia.  Looking forward to seeing more.


Redoubled contracts made (all in live ACBL-sanctioned games): 2C, 3C, 4C, 5C, 6C, 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 1H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 1S, 4S, 5S, 7S, 1NT, 3NT.  20 down, 15 to go...

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I like to redouble things
Regular Bridge Partners
Adam Gann, Jin Hu, Oren Kriegel
Favorite Tournaments
Blues, anything involving BAM
Favorite Conventions
Penalty double. I guess that's not a convention.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Zachary Madden's bidding problem: ATx Qxx T8xx AJ9
Hey, I passed at the table, too. Just wanted a barometer.
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: xxx J9x KQJx KQx
Yes, that was my conclusion as well. But are you confident enough in your read, and that partner also has the information from this auction to figure this out (he doesn’t know you have only four diamonds, for example), to double this? You’d hate to have lefty bid ...
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: xxx J9x KQJx KQx
No UI or MI. East knew what 3C meant.
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: 4 JT74 4 AKQT752
Live bridge.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 752 KQ86 83 AQ93
4m here isn't a splinter (at least in my agreements). It may be an overbid, but that hasn't stopped me yet.
More about psychs - and maybe a solution that could make everyone happy
...that is, they don’t need to? :)
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: 4 QT8432 T95 KJ4
Fred, brother, you're five years too late. Of course, Yuan and I stopped playing SAYC when he moved back to Wales.
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: Qxx AJx x AJ87xx
Partner doesn't have an 11-count, bad or otherwise, because he would have opened it. Similarly, if he has a 10-count, it's not a good 10-count.
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: QJxx xx 987xxx x
Mostly a barometer check here for me. I bid 4, which I do think sort of committed me to bidding 5 over 5 (which is what happened). 5 is cold; 5x went for 500. 3NT would have gone down a million if it ended the ...
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