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Joe Veal
Joe Veal
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 14, 2013
Last Seen
2 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.  

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
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Arrogant or Obvious
I agree with the sentiment, however, I suspect if Billy played any more cards, Al Roth would have piped up with the line "Are we playing for practice??"
The beauty of a 3-3 fit
A current bridge partner of mine calls this the "Micro-Moysian" and claims to bid and made a 4 of major suit game contract at a regional under similar conditions(25HCP, unstopped suit).
Time to cancel Tampa - Now, not months from now
My bet is that the host hotel has a surcharge for early cancellation that ACBL wants to avoid paying at this point.
Does a 2!c response to 1!d opening deny a 4+ card major?
Marty Harris and Michael Rosenberg, I believe that Robert Todd in his methods advocates 1D-2C to be Game Forcing denying a 4 card major. I am not a advocate of Todd's methods but your statement that "no American expert plays 1D-2C to be Game Focing denying a 4 card ...
How Do You Play This Redouble and This Pass?
For me, the pass of the XX is for penalties or my favorite saying "Pay me MORE money!".
Hesitation Auction
I do not agree with the ruling by the director. This is blatant usage of UI. As far as what to roll it back to in the correction phase, I will leave it to wiser people than I. As far as awarding a PP to the offending player, I will ...
Do I need a Neurologist?
Jim, I have had this problem. My suggestion is after you make your decision, make a small pregnant pause before going to the bidding box. I am betting that you are pulling from the box too early out of "shame" for thinking about the hand. I am also betting that ...
My Orlando Regional, ACBL masterpoints, and big players make big bids
David, you and I are on different planets. If I walked into the Orlando Regional with a KO team and won the 1st 2 top bracket KO's and a close 2nd with the quality of the field, I would be drunk for a year. I would ask for the ...
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
Typically, Adam, I am in lock step support of almost all of your posts. This one does not cut the mustard. As you know, most people would assume the explanation of weak is less than 6 HCP's. The explanation is a poor one and EW have earned redress for ...
Exposure -- We're doing something wrong.
This is in response to Jeff Bayone's post. I agree with him that there is a big opportunity at the middle school level for new bridge players due to the fact that there is a high dropout rate for chess players. I believe, however, that the only way that ...

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