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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
12 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Depending on where one puts the line between expert and intermediate, I'm on one side or the other.  I've played twice on the last day of an NABC+ event.  With two kids and a full-time job developing software, I don't get to play as much as I'd like.  I'm interested in theory, laws, & tournament organization; I've been involved in rulemaking for chess and Scrabble in the past.

My pronouns are he / him / his.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Criss-cross overtaking trump squeeze
Bridge Accomplishments
Overalls in Fall '09 NABC+ Swiss, 7th in '14 Fall 10K Swiss
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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A disclosure story from SF
I am starting to say "right-side up."
Transfer style question
Transfer style question
Craig, suppose that whenever opener has 17 points and four trump or has at least a good 15, four trump, and a doubleton you play 3S. What effect does that have?
Comparable call
Paul, you can reply 1, but partner is barred for one round. Which means it is probably a bad idea, because if partner wanted to take a call, you get a bad result, while if 1 is your best spot, you will get it taken away.
Comparable call
Richard, it is true that you don't know what is going through their head, but (unlike claim decisions), that is not important here. If they passed with your example hand by accident, they probably do best to bid 4.
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
Congratulations to the Rosenberg family, all of whom Q'ed for day 2 of the Reisinger on three different teams.
BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
There was a hand in the Soloway earlier today (Tuesday): - QJx AJTxxxx QJx opposite AKQxxxx A 9x AKx. The best contract seems to be 6 (especially if declarer has the beer card), even aside from the inference of SDAM. At one table, the strong hand anticipated that spades would ...
Dealing with Fair Disclosure when a tad grey
I don't think South should pass 3NT once North has rebid diamonds. When partner makes a bid that you suspect is artificial, but you're not sure of the meaning, you should alert. If they ask, it might be a good idea to ask the director for further guidance.
Soloway Fantasy Brackets
Even aside from the glitch, registration was not open long enough for me to have a chance to take part. My favored team was upset, so I wasn't going anywhere anyhow. This has happened previously, though not as badly; perhaps this should be a team effort so that it ...
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
For those who have not yet packed and departed for SF, the forecast is for temperatures in the 50's both day and night through Friday, with overnight lows in the low forties over the weekend. Bad news: lots of rain. Good news: TSA allows an umbrella in your carry-on.

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