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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
16 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.

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
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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Irrational or brilliant?
Michael K: By an "average sloppy club player?"
Where is that "very easy" 6NT post?
I think it is okay to say that "many declarers went off in an easy 6NT" if (a) you are right and (b) you don't identify them.
Trivial - NO, something worse than trivial
What about the chance of having both in one hand? Of course you can't have two suits of the same length and you must have a doubleton, so possible distributions are 6421, 7321, and 7420. I believe that there are only 31 possible ways to achieve this (plus rearrangement ...
Double of unusual 2NT
How about 3 if you are forced, indicating a lack of interest in doubling but being unsure of where to go and holding a stopper.
Assign the blame
Or at least have answers like South because he is not strong enough for a forcing pass South for some other reason North because he botched the play North because XYZ North for some other reason Equal blame for reasons noted above Equal blame for other reasons Just unlucky (always ...
Assign the blame
I put South as 100% because this should be a FP situation (two passed opponents bid to the five level) and South's pass of 5 suggests a singleton and asks North to make the final decision. With a big fit and no heart wastage, 5 is reasonable ...
How would you rule?
Last night I was sleepy. I led the Q from Q9xx toward my AJTx and ran it successfully. Then I continued the suit and played the jack when RHO played the king. That is an extremely serious error. If RHO had opened 1NT and LHO had given the wrong point ...
Would you let 7!H stand?
I discount anything about West maybe overhearing something, as he did not call the director at the proper time and South claims not to have heard. This does not mean that overhearing is irrelevant--if there were evidence that South had heard something, I would assign A+ to both sides, as ...
A pet peeve
I went with the first option, though there are certainly more important things to worry about, even if Eugene won't let me identify them.
Saving at MP?
Have to wait for tomorrow to lose IMPs. Today is MP, per OP.

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