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Bill Bartley
Bill Bartley
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 30, 2015
Last Seen
Oct. 10
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

A former business partner once described me thus: gruff but lovable. I'd like to think I've mellowed with age but don't ask my wife.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Marvin French holding up his last card asking Bobby Levin, "Bobby, what is the size of my club?" Levin having just tabled the 3 of clubs. Levin cursed and stormed off at which point Marv revealed the deuce.
Bridge Accomplishments
Putting up with Marvin French for twenty years, God rest his soul.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dorn Bishop and Daniel Boylan
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Adventures in Bridge, San Diego, CA
Favorite Tournaments
Fall nationals in Seattle.
Favorite Conventions
Reisig 2D. Non-serious 3NT
BBO Username
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Bill Bartley's bidding problem: AK T9732 8632 AQ
It's very close, but DD analysis suggests that 4H makes about 55% of the time opposite a limit raise.
Bill Bartley's bidding problem: AK T9732 8632 AQ
I'm with you on this one but I don't think it's as clear cut as you make it. It's easy to construct both making and non-making layouts. My intuition says that those tight honors become more valuable when partner is known to have four trumps. I ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KJ54 64 KQJT Axx
It wasn't me personally, but since I'm the one being asked what to do at this point, 'I' means South. South opted to pass 2 initially, hoping that partner would reopen with double.
Roger Lee's bidding problem: xx KQJTxxxx --- Txx
I said, twice, that this is hardly an exhaustive argument over the value of 4. But "sound" preempts are typically based on what the result will be if one goes down doubled in the bid contract. Since the average number of down tricks is 2 when 4 doesn ...
Roger Lee's bidding problem: xx KQJTxxxx --- Txx
Generating hands matching the constraints of the problem (1 opener with 12-19 HCP and at least two defensive tricks), then running double dummy analysis. 4 makes only 20% of the time with an average of down 2 when it doesn't make. I'm sure there are many ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AJ8 --- 3 AJT875432
Usually my gut feeling isn't quite as loud as it is on this hand. In this case, I couldn't click 7 clubs fast enough. I'm with Michael Shuster on this one. If you think what to do over six hearts is a problem, imagine trying to figure ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KJ54 64 KQJT Axx
Your partner's failure to reopen with a double suggests at least a doubleton in spades which makes me worry that any suit slam is down on the lead of the ace of spades. I opted to pass hoping for a reopening double at these colors and now that partner ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: T653 T7 A AQT865
I would like to bid 4 forcing but since this is unlikely to have been discussed, I don't want to risk getting passed out.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AJ953 K7 A984 32
This is our last chance to bid 3NT so I'm bidding it. I guess the meaning of partner's double could be stated succinctly. "Bid 3NT if you have a heart stopper, otherwise, pick a minor."
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: 54 KJT986 3 QT95
Of course, but there's too much glory to be had for pinning the stiff queen in dummy to worry about such things :)

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