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John Miller
John Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
16 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have been living in Discovery Bay, California for a couple of years now. My wife learned to play during her nights off when our oldest son was a newborn. He is now 16 and both he and his younger sister have learned to play. They play at all of the youth nationals and I hope the family plays in a Swiss someday.


When not working or playing bridge, I like to play the piano and be on my skis - jet in the summer and snow in the winter. Last spring I got to be in the pit band for Cats, with my daughter playing Grizabella, and this spring I look forward to being in the pit band for South Pacific.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
7th in 2013 Roth Swiss, won 2015 GNT-A, 2012 District 6 GNT double (Open and A), 2011 Machlin Pairs, 2nd in a club game with my daughter when she was 11, won 1998 Devon Duplicate
Regular Bridge Partners
Stephen Drodge, Lynn Shannon, Cris Barrere, Robbie Hopkins
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
Shortly after support doubles became widely used, Bill Lohmann, an excellent player from Atlanta who stopped playing many years ago, had his partner double a two-level overcall after a bid and response. The partner of the overcaller sat, waiting vainly for an alert. Finally he turned to Bill and asked ...
Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
Not an answer to the question, but wrt the bidding problem embedded in the post, a simple solution (which I adopt) is not to play double negatives after 2-2-3.
Bridge is a sport. What else? by José Damiani
"Not to mention fornication..." Now there's something we can all get behind.
John Miller's lead problem: Q53 KJT932 64 65
You know I am a kind partner. I also like to build fences when I can. Wondering if the risk/reward of leading a low one is good. Won't be good if Qxx shows up in dummy and declarer has a stiff.
John Miller's lead problem: Q53 KJT932 64 65
Follow up ... I led the J and Qx came down in dummy. Declarer ducked, and my partner went into the tank. I immediately saw his problem as he had Ax. After some time he ducked, my hand was dead, and declarer made 3N. Oddly, even though the diamond lead "helps ...
John Miller's lead problem: Q53 KJT932 64 65
Had to give it with this auction to get input on the point I want to understand better.
Signalling problem
Don't lead the King from that holding.
Floyd McWilliams's lead problem: QT84 QT95 653 43
I would play the five, upside-down encouraging. I have the agreement that if it is plausible to tap the dummy, then attitude prevails. If you do not have that agreement, my guess is the best card is the nine. I think you really want partner to continue hearts
BW 2/1: Jumps to 4M
It says I looked at my hand and realized that I accidentally opened an eight count.
You Know You Are A Bridge Player When....
When you post on a thread like this on a Saturday when there is no tournament within traveling distance.

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