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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
18 minutes 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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Alert a natural preempt?
Surely 7 small is a better preempt than 6 small. It really seems obvious to me, I don't get where Ray's mental block is. If you preempt on 6 small, the ACBL wants a pre-alert. 7 small is just normal bridge.
Do You or Don't You?
Seems like the best bid on a 15 card yarb is 7N.
Alert a natural preempt?
(Worse than) Queen sixth, same as the ACBL requires.
Alert a natural preempt?
Ray, you are making things up. There is no written regulation that says a 7 card suit at favorable needs to promise an honor. You are attempting to substitute your judgement for mine, and I am calling BS on you. In fact, the ACBL has putlished that it's Qxxxxx ...
ATB for this disaster
Part of why it helps to be heavy when you have bad shape for a takeout double is so that you have safety when partner gets aggressive but it turns out we lack a good fit. If I make a take out double without either 4 card major, I need ...
Alert a natural preempt?
Ray, You don't get to dictate what is mainstream in my area. You can if you wish comment on what is mainstream in yours. I say it is mainstream in my area because I teach it, and I play here and see what people are doing. People are learning ...
A Simple Question
Huge difference between playing it out, and invoking the Sominex Coup.
UI logical alternatives? (Bridgewinners Poll suggests yes, surprising to me)
I thought my point obvious, though perhaps not. OP reasoned that a heart was led as a "logical alternative" to a diamond given the huddle. Well, if compelled to adjust lead, why not compelled to adjust bid?
Alert a natural preempt?
Ray, I don't see why you and Bud think Jxxxxxx to be more aggressive than Qxxxxx. I have Seven in my example. The ACBL requirement is for bad Six card suits. I don't teach 3 level preempts on Qxxxxx. So I really don't know what your point ...
Alert a natural preempt?
Fred Hamilton once overcalled the 4 level on Henry's example. Now that is aggressive.

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