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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Member Since
July 6, 2012
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired college professor.  

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Scoring 800 on a set of Bridge World MSC hands and seeing my name listed on the panel of experts (January, 1981).
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Vanderbilt Bridge Club, Nashville, Tn.
BBO Username
hms1234
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Bridge is getting harder to play
“I’ve been thrown out of better places than this,” Fabulous.
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
The other day at the club (matchpoints), I was on lead against 4. My opponents had a strong 2/1 auction. My left hand opponent had hitched over his partner’s 4 bid. I decided (correctly) that he was thinking about a slam. I led a side-suit ace ...
Howard Sandler's bidding problem: KT95 J 95 AKQ965
B, I was unclear. I meant that the opponents calls were common at the other tables. I doubt that the 4nt call was made at any of the other tables. Hms
Bernard Yomtov's bidding problem: Kxx xxxxx Jx Kxx
Bernie, Your link was truncated and didn’t work. Here’s the full version. https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-78hxorwciw/ Hms
iPad issues with BW access
I use an iPad mini almost all of the time and have not had any problems.
AARP Could Be Used to Promote Bridge
http://www.osherfoundation.org/index.php?olli
Can we save our game?
https://www.gocomics.com/agnes/2019/07/06
Slam approach
Our opponents also breezed into slam after a transfer, super-accept, 4 bid (doubled), 4 cue, and a jump to 6. Then they said they weren’t on the same page in the auction (4 bid in dispute). It didn’t help our score on that board.
Transfers when partner overcalls and they raise
Erik, I play a vey similar structure (transfer advances, fitted jumps) with one regular partner. No problems thus far. Hms
Book advice sought
For very advanced players, I am a huge fan of Bourke and Corfield’s “the Art of declarer play”. https://www.amazon.com/Art-Declarer-Play-Tim-Bourke/dp/1494247259/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Bourke+corfield&qid=1559171854&s=gateway&sr=8-1 David Bird’s “ trick one” is another favorite. Not as advanced, but very ...
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