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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Board member and Past President unit 448 (Spokane/Eastern Washington).   Bridge Teacher.  Club director.   Opinionated. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing rubber bridge in college
Bridge Accomplishments
Dozens Regional victories, Top 5's in Nationals, Lovenberg winner. Was once in top 10 all time Platinum point holders.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gard Hays, Catherine Creer, Lea Rogers, Charlie Bennett, Dave Westfall
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Spokane Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
WBL sectionals/Regionals
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with Kickback, xyz
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
Lasota-Shaw 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over 1C opener
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Robinson-Adams 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over our natural 1C opener
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Stan-John 2/1
2 over 1
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Cole-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Shi-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Gill-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Pete C and John
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Do you open either of these hands?
I would just open 1. It's possible for 2 to have 10 HCP, but it's not going to be this good. AKxxxx Qx Jxx xx looks like a 2 opener.
Do you open either of these hands?
I'd open either if my suit were Spades. 1 makes it easier for the opps to come in, not harder. I like 3, but don't think that was the question.
Fly or Duck
Those that duck are not paying attention to spot cards or are playing nullo (try not to win tricks).
Direct Cue Over Weak 2S (Poll)
Probably your influence, but this is what I prefer.
Another Double
I can buy 4351. With 3451, I would double then correct to diamonds (ELC).
Another Double
I'd expect 4441.
Frustration With BBO Directors
While there is no automatic penalty, nos gets benefit of doubt on potential damage. There is a damage adjustment. To see if there was damage, we must consider how the auction might have gone after a 1 opening, and if the nos might have had a better result. For ...
Finding the minor fit
I like to play that 4 after Stayman is looking for a minor. No idea how this fits into your puppet structure.
Distribs. for 1NT with stiff A/K/Q
It's pretty rare for me. 80% of the time the stiff is the King. I can downgrade a Stiff Q or upgrade a stiff Ace often enough to avoid it. 3145, 1345 would be the most likely shapes. If I am not playing reverse Flannery I might have 1444 ...
Ethics re: opening 1NT with small singleton in quasi-ACBL competition
please don't insult me with your selective enforcement BS. I want enforcement of the laws, and the ACBL is violating them, plain and simple. The ACBL's definition simply does not pass the sniff test. It's fake. Given your argument, the ACBL could define a two card difference ...

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