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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
July 13
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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Eric Leong's bidding problem: J62 AQ6 J AJT762
I think partner has 7 spades to the AKQ and nothing else. With a side card in addition, he would have bid 3 instead of 4. But, if partner is Eric, there's no telling what he might have-:).
Noah Weiss's bidding problem: AQJ7643 T3 T KT4
The OP doesn't say anything about fit non-jumps, and I would not play them without a long discussion of when they apply. However, let's give partner Kxx, xx, xxx,AQJxx. Opponents have 9 hearts, yet no one has shown them. Opponents have 9 diamonds, yet LHO bid only ...
Is this hand an acceptable one-level opening bid in modern bridge?
If you opened this hand 1 and partner bid 3 (limit raise), would you raise to 4? Very likely, you should raise. There's no way to tell for sure, but many sub-minimums make game very good: xxxx, xx, AKx, xxxx. Yet, certain committees at the ACBL ...
Wolff signoff and !D slam try
No, 3 is a relay, but strong actions after the relay, such as 4, confirm real clubs. Other approaches may miss slam in a 4-4 club fit.
Noah Weiss's bidding problem: AQJ7643 T3 T KT4
What hand do you suggest? Perhaps, the opponent's bidding is bizarre, but I'm having a hard time coming up with a hand for partner that fits well with this auction.
Eli Jolley's bidding problem: AKJT82 AT987 T J
In addition, if you cue bid you'll end up in hearts anytime partner's majors are equal: xx, xx; Qx, Qx; and xxx, xxx. In every such case you would rather be in spades. If the majors were reversed, I would be much closer to cue bidding because you ...
Eli Jolley's bidding problem: AKJT82 AT987 T J
I agree with Peg.
Noah Weiss's bidding problem: AQJ7643 T3 T KT4
4 seems very optimistic. Where are the s? Why are opponents not bidding s more vigorously? x, xxxx, xx, AQxxxx seems to be about the expected hand for partner, but a void in s would not be surprising. Maybe the majority expect partner to open 3 with this ...
Wolff signoff and !D slam try
To me, the first sequence shows 5M, 1in the OM, 3, and 4. Assuming that an inverted minor denies a 4-card M, the second sequence shows 4M and 5+.
Be afraid?
I don't play poker and am probably misinformed. However, I would think a machine's ability to maintain a perfect "poker face" might give it a big advantage.
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