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About 30+ years ago, I was playing with my unpolished partner who frequently got frustrated. He was irritated with himself for a bidding mistake he had made on the prior hand and included me as a contributor to his lack of success. So to retaliate against me, he passed my 2C opening bid. We got 100% on the board as all other contracts went down. So, I laughed and said, “See, if you just stay out of the bidding, we would do much better.”
Jan. 19
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I would play the 2. Partner knows that I do not have a hand with any values from the bidding, seeing dummy and his own hand and the only way I can help in defense is to give count.
Jan. 8
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When I pick the cards up, if they slide out of the tray too easily or I have to struggle to get them out, or if it doesn't feel right, I count. LOL
Dec. 11, 2018
Linda Green edited this comment Dec. 11, 2018
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Congratulations Joe! Good luck to you. I wish you the very best!
Nov. 20, 2018
Linda Green edited this comment Nov. 20, 2018
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Richard would never get penalized for slow play in the Fast Pairs! He plays fast regularly. :) Dummy hits, makes his plan, and before you know it, the board has been well played, in a flash. Love it!
March 23, 2018
Linda Green edited this comment March 23, 2018
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Richard and Mark!! Two in a row? Congratulations.
March 20, 2018
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IN My Opinion, the B/C/D players have been brought up in a false environment where they have been protected and granted master points without any regard to their actual ability. Their puffed up image of themselves as successful bridge players DECLINES when they must advance (prematurely because of puffed up masterpoints) and their lack of experience finds them unable to compete because many of them have not done enough of their homework by reading and they have not played against the more experienced players. They lose interest after earning their Life Master status which has become too easy. After weighing the cost of the tournaments against what they can earn at the club level, they choose not to go. So giving out lots of masterpoints has created its own sacrifices in attendance later on as these players advance.
July 31, 2017
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I think that's fantastic, Jim. We are proud of you in northern Mississippi.
July 10, 2017
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I think with the 5 card heart suit, and the wide range of no trump overcall, this hand is too good to overcall 1N.
July 9, 2017
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And don't forget that the A players have to travel to other cities to play in the ACBL-wide games, STAC games to get full awards, on holidays and on the Longest Day. I wonder who else has to do this in all of ACBL-land? None?
June 13, 2017
Linda Green edited this comment June 13, 2017
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Probably not because they can just talk on the phone or text.
May 2, 2017
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Yay Richie!! We are so happy for you! You have had a super tournament. Something like 180 points? Since you play lightning fast, I know FAST PAIRS must particularly suit you.
March 19, 2017
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We play that the pass shows no losers in “clubs” and double shows a loser in clubs. So it is forcing for partner to double or bid 6S with that knowledge.
June 15, 2016
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Also, flights are cheaper when it is not a holiday weekend.
Nov. 23, 2015
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I always go to be with my family in Houston and then fly from there to the national. So I miss some of the tournament. December is full of festivities, a few of which I have to miss because of the timing of the national which includes the early part of December. I prefer that it be earlier in November. October is too soon after the summer national.
Nov. 23, 2015
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It was fun looking at all of your photos. Good photagrapher!!
and of course, beautiful Chicago.
Aug. 23, 2015
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No wonder you are so good, Kit!! I have never thought of a hand's distribution in this way. Of course, they do not allow me enough time to do it!! :)
Aug. 22, 2015
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I met Barry through my friend, Fay and my husband, Sam. From the first day I met him, he remembered my name, and made me feel like a friend. Always smiling and happy, he was great fun to be around. I will miss him. When Fay became ill, he sent an email to Sam to be sure I knew. Barry and I both shared the loss of our friend. He was a special person in so many ways. I have gotten to know him even better through his many friends' postings. RIP sweet man.
March 2, 2014
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First of all, the actual hand shown has 14 cards. The responding hand was AJ9xxxx, KQ9x, x, x, and the actual bidding is not presented correctly. It went South: 1C, 1D (OC), 1S response, 2D (LHO), 2H by South, the 1C opener, 3D by LHO, 4D by North, pass, 6C. Now this ‘average’ 4300 point-player thinks that the 2H bid shows hearts when a diamond cue bid would create a powerful auction and creates an undoubtedly strong hand when clubs are bid later :}, does not distort the hand, and leaves room for cue bids over 4C. In this auction, you find the right spot and know it. However, at match points, it appears very obvious to me to correct to 6H when partner reversed into them instead of cue bidding. An auction like this: 1C, 1D, 1S, 2D, 3D, p, 3H, p, 4C, 4S, 6C. Now, I will find a pass a very comfortable action. 2C opener will get there too, 2C (2D?) 2S, 3D, 4 or 5C. or a simple 4N, but it does not solve the diamond problem for partner with two small. This is the auction, that will get there, Rena.
Sept. 29, 2010
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