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Bob Heitzman
Bob Heitzman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 17, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary; avid interests in bidding theory and professional basketball; teaching the games to 5 grandsons, now ages 5-11.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A sectional swiss ten+ years ago where my team tied for first with a team that included several world class players; my partner was my daughter, Carla, and my teammates were my wife, Helen and our friend Alex Perlin.
Bridge Accomplishments
100+ sectional and regional wins; 2 seconds in NABC+ events
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Perlin, James Sundstrom, Mike Prahin, Alex Allen, Jeff Morgan
Member of Bridge Club(s)
(the original) Cavendish in NYC
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals; my favorite site is Wash DC; second favorite is New Orleans except the food is too good to play bridge well
Favorite Conventions
Drury Doubles; Ultra Hi Def
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
I usually play it as mixed if red, 4 trumps less than mixed if white.
Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: AK765 AKJ92 AQ K
I have a different take on second seat preempts. They should not be stronger than preempts in other seats. They should be purer. He doesn't have the K of diamonds. As to whether the clubs are solid opposite my K, it's not a lock.
Direct and Delayed 4NT Advances following Opposing Preemptive Opening
I actually once had this auction, or a very similar one. It was the last board of the qualifying day for a national open pairs. I interpreted 4N as quantitative and passed. My partner had intended it as procrastinating rkc and we had no club stopper. Unfortunately for the opponents ...
Poll: Did you find this site’s April Fool’s joke funny?
Humor is only one element of good satire. While this wasn't the funniest thing I've ever read, it was mildly amusing, and it kept my attention for an afternoon, which in these times is worth something. What I thought was good about it was that it was a ...
Summer NABC Moved
How many cases have been reported for Antartica?
Minimum number of !Cs?
I personally don't use the phrase "help suit". I prefer "intended as natural". Just because you don't actually need help doesn't mean that describing your hand to partner won't help him evaluate. Besides if I am specifically asking for help and he specifically denies it, we ...
Minimum number of !Cs?
I guess in principle it's natural, therefore 3+. In practice, game tries are notoriously suspect and good players often use tactical psyches. So at the table I would have no clue how many clubs he has. Or he may be bidding 3 to conserve space and learn more ...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: K83 J93 J KQJT72
I would have opened the bidding.
World championships individual
Boye Brogeland?
Double Trouble
What!?! Your partner thought it was penalty? You must have been playing with T Rex.

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