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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
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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
Emerald 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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Realistic or Too Fantastic
Then West would know a heart hopeless.
ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
Maybe people could understand my concerns more if we consider individuals. We have a club player, call him Pete, though not his name. He plays a couple times a week in the club. Pete is fixed income. He likes to play. He is learning. He does not see the value ...
Realistic or Too Fantastic
East's SP in diamonds might just help west decide between heart and club, so the hand is not impossible.
Where did East-West go wrong on this hand?
there is little need for a balancing Yarb Michaels, so not quite continuous.
How do you play this?
True, yet I can teach this and it just goes out the other ear.
IMPed Pairs: towards a better datum
So you are increasing the IMPs over "average IMPs" Average IMPs would 5/9 on the first, 10/3 on the 2nd.
ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
I do not understand people that want to force membership through penalties, rather than through establishing value of membership. The later gets members that want to be members.
Ruling in Montreal
David, In Spokane, we teach beginners to respond aggressively. None would be surprised by a forcing NT on this hand. If players in your area have not been exposed to light responses, you can fix that with a little education. Insisting that a 1 level response promises 6 points is ...
Is this forcing?
If you are an xyz and reverse Flannery fan, a fun little treatment is that 2 is a relay to 2, and 2 is artificial game forcing, and 3 level bids are natural and game forcing (similar to xyz jumps) 2 relay followups Opener bids 2 ...
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
You can't disclose what partner does not know. I don't know why you think there is a disclosure issue when you make stretch bid with a fill-in partner based on personal strength evaluation of the hand.

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