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Ken Gamble
Ken Gamble
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
July 6
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
At a table in the Hawaii Regional (1985), Max Hardy mentioned my takeout double had a slight odor to it. Five days later he was able name every spot card in my hand
Bridge Accomplishments
Many Regionals, no Nationals
Regular Bridge Partners
Carol Maggipinto, Bob Price, Don Seldeen
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Santa Cruz Bridge Unit
Favorite Tournaments
Monterey Regional
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
KenG & Class
Modern Standard American
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Class V.1
2 over 1
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Invite with 8 points?
Thanks! This is excellent. I wonder how it improves with a 4342 pattern?
Invite with 8 points?
To simplify things lets keep it 4333
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
Thanks, found the article. Will use it in the future.
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
Did you mean "with a bad hand for slam, bid 4M"?
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
This situation hasn't come up often in our partnership so we don't have an adequate method to handle it. I transferred to Spades and then bid Hearts knowing it could be passed. Partner took a preference to Spades and I then bid a Spade slam which was easy ...
It's Your Ruling
We were able to make 680 while most made 650. Opponents received 1 out of 6 matchpoints while their overall average was 53%. So if a "no play" was given then their result would have improved.
It's Your Ruling
Opener's LHO passed without much hesitation so it's probably the case she was passing to the 1NT original bid. No player stated they actually saw the 1C bid placed on top of the 1NT bid.
It's Your Ruling
The 1 card was on top of the pile. I should have realized that if the 1 bid was actually bid, there would be no other cards underneath it. But I was not that clever at the time. If I trusted my memory more than my eyesight, I ...
Modified Baze
Thanks Ed, if 4 over 4 shows some interest in slam, then do you have a use for 4 when Spades have been chosen? 1NT 2 2 4 4

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