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Carl Hudecek
Carl Hudecek
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 31, 2014
Last Seen
23 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

An "old timer" at age 85.  I have played duplicate bridge maybe 4 sessions in 15 years. I play 2-3 robot mini-tournaments on BBO each week.

 I have been a Bridge World Master Solver's Panelist for almost 60 years. My bidding style is conservative, rarely saving or competing for

partials. I respect the vulnerability. I don't go for numbers. My play of the hand is respectable, and I consider my defense (standard carding, 4th

best leads, frequent initial count signals)  to be excellent.

My real job was the science of special glasses and metal alloys for the TV and electronics businesses. I am a lifetime resident of Northwest Ohio,

with four kids, only one of which understands the game of contract bridge. My wife plays occasional social bridge with her lady friends.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing against, and beating the Omar Sharif Traveling Bridge Circus team in the sixties.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won ACBL Life Master Open Pairs (with Ray Zoller) in 1965
Favorite Conventions
Transfer Bids vs opponents' 1NT openers in immediate seat.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Who shares responsibility for a bad result?
I'd double 3S with North's hand, because I have FIVE hearts, and a takeout double of 3S promises at least four hearts. And if I held the South hand and my partner doubled 3S, I'd bid 4H because I think it is worth a 4H call on ...
How Should I Play This Double?
You have too many agreements. Go back to 16-18, reg B'wood, Stayman, Jacoby, K from AK+, Xfers, 4th best leads. Period.
Jump Reverse
I STOPPED learning bridge about 1970 because the proliferation of too many new concepts ruined the game, devolving it into a memory exercise for fixed partnerships. A 4H response to a 1C, 1D or 1S opening to ME means "I want to play 4H" and would be made on a ...
How do you like to play 2!D here?
And how are you bidding Qxxxx Jxxxx Ax x?
Now for something completly different
As well as the option of Spade Ace at trick two.
When the wheels really come off the truck
I play all the time with strangers, no system discussion. South should give North a break and bid 3NT rather than 3S. How bad can 3NT be with both majors double-stopped? Often, on many different auctions, a cue bid of the opponents call ASKS for a stopper in that suit.
An inference too far?
East's auction is impossible outside of an asylum.
How would you try to win a 28-board match by 77 IMPs?
Play super-strong opening bids (18+) in first seat, allowing you to pass with up to 17. Then start doubling the opps.
How do you evaluate advancer's hand?
How about bidding 2C ant then bidding 2H over partner's 2D? That should show exactly four hearts and club length.
Contract Bridge
"Modern" bridge players bid and overbid on such junk that their expectation is probably -150 per hand.
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