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Joe Veal
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Member Since
Feb. 14, 2013
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Oklahoma City and I have some wild bridge tales from my years of duplicate play.  

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Bracket 1 KO in OKC regional a few years ago with Jay Barronen, finishing off our teammates masterpoint milestones of 10000 and 5000.
Bridge Accomplishments
Silver Life Master.....Tied for 3rd/4th in the 2019 GNT Flight A division in Vegas NABC.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
OKC Bridge Studio
Favorite Tournaments
Kansas City Regional in December, any touranment in Dallas or Houston
Favorite Conventions
What are my hated conventions which are Mini-Roman(too easy to defend), Steps over 2C opening(Points or Controls--takes up too much room), Coded 10's and 9's(too much info for declarer)--everything else has a purpose
BBO Username
tricks2011
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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2NT-3!H;3!S-6NT
I concur with Peg on this one.
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
As a person who has never seen this auction, I have 2 ideas about what it should mean. It is either 1430 for spades or a unknown void splinter raise for spades. 4C asks, 4D=Diamonds, 4H=Hearts, 4S=Clubs. It should never be natural because it is anti-positional(2C ...
What do you assume? What should they be?
Perhaps another idea on Auction 3 is X=Good Heart Raise and 2NT=Asking for the minor---X for penalty on 3 has a lower frequency than hands that are invitational or better in hearts. It is another adjunct of the maximal double.
Do you play Drury?
To Randy Thompson and Cornelia Yoder, I appreciate your passionate Anti-Drury views. Yet, you have a misinterpreted understanding of how this convention came to be. Most articles that I have read and researched about this convention claim that Douglas Drury(the inventor) invented the 2C bid as a self-protection device ...
Poll on 4-way transfers
For me, this question about 4way xfers is immaterial. The better one is what does a new suit at 3 level by responder mean? That would be a good poll not this one which ends out being like the Hatfields and the Mccoys.
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
In my area, one has to have it marked even though most good players upgrade. I hate it because I upgrade in all ranges.
Disappointing Responses to Bidding Problem-Posted on 8/12
Joakim and Marion, Barry Rigal had mentioned switching the 2NT opening from the traditional 20-21 to 22-to a bad 24(It was in one of the Vegas NABC bulletin's) due to frequency. I actually faced a pair in the Round of 16 matchup in the GNT Flight A who ...
Emily Middleton's bidding problem: Q 962 K86532 Q63
3C----If I get the response that shows 5H(3H or 3NT), I bid 4H. If I get the response that shows 5S(3S), 3NT. If I get the response that shows 1 or 2 4 card majors(3D), 3NT. If I get the response of no majors 4 or 5 ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: 3 AQ8 4 KQJ98643
If my partner plays 4 as forcing, that is my call. If my partner does not play 4 as forcing, 6 is my call.
Should This Type of Action be Recorded?
Automatic recorder form. The offending pair needs a monitor for the next game.
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