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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
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9 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.

Country
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 & I were celebrating our 30th and didn't play a card!
Favorite Conventions
12-14 NT. Oh, that's a "treatment." If it must be a "convention," splinters.
BBO Username
Buddy101
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Should this bid be alerted?
Ed, What is the purpose defining "convention" is such an elaborate manner, a bid that "by partnership agreement, conveys a meaning not necessarily related to the denomination named . . . ? Why didn't the author simply say something like "a bid that does not suggest play in the denomination named?" I would ...
Should this bid be alerted?
Kieran, I think that the ACBL went through this about 30 years ago. As a recall, there were ordinary alerts for almost anything artificial with a few exceptions, such as Stayman. There were also super alerts for use when a commonly-played artificial bid was being played in an uncommon, artificial ...
Should this bid be alerted?
Ed, Convention: "A bid which, by partnership agreement, conveys a meaning not necessarily related to the denomination named . . . ." A control bid does relate to the denomination named. It promises control of that denomination and is, therefore, not a convention.
Should this bid be alerted?
Some sour puss at the ACBL will probably classify this as an illegal agreement to psyche.
BW Censorship
Had I been BW's lawyer, I would have (reluctantly) advised that the article be removed. Libel of the dead is not grounds for a lawsuit in most common law jurisdictions, but I vaguely recall that there may be some exceptions to this. I have no idea what the law ...
Should this bid be alerted?
David, I think splinter is the most common agreement, but some play these bids natural and weak or weakish.
Niels HornekæR's bidding problem: 7 KT82 T86 AQJ54
A penalty X makes no sense. The opponents claim to have 9 spades and partner's 1NT bid should also show something in spades. X should show 4 hearts.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AKQ98 KQT87 J A3
Comment deleted. Misread Auction.
How do you rule on this sitiuation
1. South has 7 diamonds. If W has a natural diamond run out, E has opened 1NT with a stiff diamond. Thus, South can be virtually certain that 2 was a transfer and W has 5 hearts. Presumably, the 1NT opener has at least 2 hearts, so opponents have ...
Should support doubles apply after a natural 1NT overcall?
1NT is a dangerous bid, and I think it's more important to be able to double for penalties than to show 3-card support. Simulations might be useful.
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