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

Retired college professor.  

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
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Defending a “psych”
Roger, Is there some reason you didn't overcall 2NT immediately over 2? Fwiw, I consider their 2NT to be tactical. Hms
My thoughts, my heart, and my tears are with our French brothers and sisters.
Of course.
Coffee-housing or MI?
Sometimes, you might want RHO to place the K in LHO's hand, and thus misplace an honor in another suit. All in tempo, of course.
Semi-lunar stepping stone* selfie squeeze?
Michael, Got it. Thanks. It just seemed unfamiliar to me because of the entry issues and the blocked position in spades. I guess I usually duck tricks a lot earlier in the play when I think a squeeze might be in the works. The non-materiality played a role as well ...
Semi-lunar stepping stone* selfie squeeze?
Thanks to both of you. I didn’t think of it that way.
Semi-lunar stepping stone* selfie squeeze?
N won the third club
Semi-lunar stepping stone* selfie squeeze?
Richard I think you are right. The main question is about the ending. I will see if I can edit later Hms
Semi-lunar stepping stone* selfie squeeze?
Michael, Thanks. I should have given the diagram from the point before I led the second diamond to the 8. After South had been endplayed, the choices are to give me two diamond tricks or to play the spade and allow the squeeze. hms
Semi-lunar stepping stone* selfie squeeze?
Howard Sandler's bidding problem: AJ98 97 AQ42 A74
Richard, The rule says something like "no psyching against lower-ranked pairs." The intent is that A players can psyche against each other, B players can psych against each other and against A players, an so on. In fact, psyching does not occur. I wouldn't hesitate to psych against some ...

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