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Zachary Madden
Zachary Madden
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Basic Information

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

Bethesda, formerly Philadelphia, formerly Chicago.  Bridge has taken me to 95 cities across 28 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, 3S, 4S, 5S, 7S, 1NT, 3NT.  21 down, 14 to go...

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I like to redouble things
Regular Bridge Partners
Jin Hu, Adam Kind, 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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Are these weak 2-bids?
From the ACBL Alert Procedures (which may have changed with the new charts): "If it is your partnership style to routinely open hands with fewer than 10 HCP, preempt with very weak (frequently worse than Qxxxxx) suits, and/or make overcalls with fewer than 6 HCP at the one-level or ...
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: T9 AKT987x AJ9x ---
Why can’t it possibly be GSF? If I were 100% sure of that I’d agree that it stands out, but...
Your UI ruling?
Man, and I thought I had it rough being an asshole.
What is this bid?
Agreed. 1) if we agreed to play fit jumps elsewhere, literally the first thing we agreed was “splinter only in their suit”, or we didn’t agree to play them 2) if we didn’t, and we haven’t discussed this bid, why is partner making it? Just make the ...
A question on the laws
Greg, There was a recent thread by Jim Perkins along these lines where I asked what I think is a related question, repeated here: “I have a follow-up question. To save any anguish about gamesmanship, let me note that this is a hypothetical, and I almost certainly wouldn't do ...
Trouble with doubles
Danny: We don't think 1 promises a real suit, so this doesn't fall under #3. We do play X as support there. John: I imply that double is penalty, because we play that double as penalty. It might not be the best treatment, but if we think ...
Trouble with doubles
Here's my list, which is similar, and assumes the opponents are bidding in a relatively standard context. I'm sure the wording can be improved, or that someone can point out a case or loophole I've missed. 1. We are in a game-force already. Example: 1 (P ...
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.

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