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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live just north of Houston.  I practice law for a living (or used to, not so much anymore).  I have been married to Sally Wheeler for (well, a long time).  We have two (allegedly) adult offspring and two cats.  We enjoy bridge, hiking, and various board games.  I am a registered nerd who enjoys such strange things as Shakespeare and Beethoven.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
In a Spingold match against Kaplan-Kay, dummy held KTx of spades. My partner discarded the J from AJx. Kay led a spade toward dummy, announced the he wasn't born yesterday, and played the king. Everyone laughed. (We lost by a large margin).
Bridge Accomplishments
Many top 10s in NABCs.
Regular Bridge Partners
Sally Wheeler; Cindy Bernstein
Favorite Tournaments
2006 Fall Nationals in Hawaii; Sally and I were celebrating our 30th. We didn't play a card!
Favorite Conventions
12-14 NT. Oh, that's a "treatment." If it must be a "convention," splinters.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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13 tops but how do you get there?
How about: 1NT (12-14), 2 (game-forcing Stayman); 3, 4; 4, 4; 4, 4NT; 5 (0 or 3), 7NT? Only a bit contrived.
Opening 1N with a singleton Ace
I've abstained because one of the choices should be: "No, I wouldn't open 1NT with this hand." The only 4-4-4-1 with a singleton A that is even "in the ballpark" is a singleton A, but I don't open 1NT even with that hand.
Brad Rind's bidding problem: AKQT6 K9853 732 ---
Is this the hand for psychic exclusion?
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: AK752 32 AKJ 432
I play 12-14 NT with my regular partner, so my 1 shouldn't count toward your survey. However, unless I have a very rigid agreement that all 5-3-3-2 hands within our NT range must be opened 1NT, I'd judge to open 1 with this particular hand.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Cash out or continue?
Deleted; didn't notice the discussion below.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 863 QT QT653 J94
It's a good thing we responded. The votes for pass dumbfound me. Partner could have: Ax, AKJxx, AKxxx, x.
How far do you have to go in "protecting" your opponents?
Yes, assuming from the poster's profile that this occurred in ACBL-land, the announcement was improper. I imagine it was improper in most other jurisdictions, too.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
My memory is probably off, but in 1993: 2/1 was not quite as predominate in club games because more people played something similar to Yellow Card, more club players played strong club systems, either old-fashioned Precision or a "home brew," and there were still a few Goren players. Very ...
Henrik Johansson's bidding problem: KQ97 JT K3 KQJ53
There seem to be about 15 spades in this deck. Best to check the backs of the cards before passing.
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