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Bob Marheine
Bob Marheine
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 15, 2012
Last Seen
Jan. 22
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Mark Kinzer, Eric Mane, Doug Henry, Dave Schudson, Paul Schroeder
Favorite Tournaments
Lake Geneva Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Fit showing jumps, Drury, Unspecified splinters
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: Jx AQT97xx Kxx J
Although I’d normally open 1H here, I chose 3H opposite a partner who opens most balanced 11s, as stated. Since no one has mentioned partner has virtually denied the values to make 4H, I’ll be interested to see what Oren says about that.
1NT or 1C
Yes, K&R increases to 18.80 (with that change), which looks much better (see Doug Bennion's following entry, and comments), per Of course, simply counting A=4.3 gives 17.9 HCP for either hand.
What does a hesitation suggest here?
If by "only possible" you mean "only justifiable", I think I agree with you, but I'd be willing to bet a little something that South (and quite possibly a director) WAS able to find a 3NT call in this auction, or it wouldn't be a poll.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Jay, If some group of individuals wanted to contribute (apparently unlikely, and not me, either) towards the penalties the ACBL is likely to incur by not filling the contracted number of rooms, how much would they need to raise/contribue to the ACBL (either at the time of your response ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I guessed "I am not a" ... (liar?). Maybe I guessed right! (of course, if I was at all clever, I'd have scrolled down two inches before "googling" it.)
Yes. I guessed HOF, before checking. So, the ACBL's list of the 9 original, over 3 years, plus Helen Sobel, one of 8 inducted in '95.
Mark Kinzer's bidding problem: AK74 7 AK987 975
I know the table result, so abstained. I have to reinstall my Dealmaster (?) software somewhere and simulate this opposite (an) expected hand(s) like ??/1-loser 8 card/x/??? or similar and see what range of results occurs. Anybody have that handy and interested enough to do that exercise? (Since most ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AK94 K32 J953 K9
Thanks, this topic isn't discussed enough. I remember reading about 40 years ago to mentally add a queen (updated to a king, I believe) to your hand and bid accordingly (both in balancing and in choosing a re-bid, consistent with balancing 1NT with 12+ vs direct 15+); trapping partner ...
Peter Flom's bidding problem: T52 AJT742 J Q85
If I played 3NT as a 'good' 4H call, so that I could bid 4H with the same hand with the H9 instead of the Heart Ace, I'd bid 3NT. If 3NT was supposed to show an outside defensive card, then I guess still 4H. Definitely 4H before splintering ...
Jeff Miller's bidding problem: K5 T764 KQJT A83
Jeff, was 3H necessary to deny 3S, 5D, or 4C? (else, why not a 3S raise?) Even with AQ-6th, Ax, Axx, Kx, opener can only count 10 tricks until 6D, then 11 tricks, so is/was 6H intended as "6D wasn't disappointing (but 5NT was still only a courtesy ...

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