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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

District 7, Unit 165, East Tennessee.

Retired Chemical Engineer.

I have most system books in English and a few in Italian and French.

2019: Playing Precision-like system with Steve Moese.  :)

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in the Vanderbilt 2002 in Houston and meeting Kathi Wei. Standing in front of Benito Garozzo in Chicago (2015).
Bridge Accomplishments
NAOP-C Winner TX 1998, Winning 3 KOs @ Atlanta Regional 2005, 89 GMP; 1st in Educational Pairs - Virginia Beach 2010 Regional, 67%; ACBL Goodwill Award, Unit 165, 2014. Winning 2015 Knoxville Summer Sectional with 41 SMP. 78% game in 2017 playing 2/1 in 5 table game.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dwayne Hoffman - Keylime BLM, Robin Kell GLM, Robert Levedsque SLM, Naida Lamb, DLM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Knoxville Area Bridge Clubs (Director of Thur AM), Oak Ridge Bridge Association (Teacher)
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, TN Regional
Favorite Conventions
Strong Club and Canape with 4-cd Majors, 2016: Mosca Club with canape.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Mosca Strong Club
Strong Club with Canape
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Copy of Precision - Lowell/Donner
Precision Club - with transfers
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Copy of Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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Copy of 2/1 Stephi
2 over 1
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2/1 Jerry - Larry
2 over 1
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Pratt Precision
Jeff Pratt = Larry Lowell
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Copy of Larry Lowell + Steve Moese
Transfer Precision
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Intermediate 2H/2S Openings
I have played the following 2 and 2 bids for over 20 years with good results: 10-14 hcp, good 5-cd or slightly weaker 6-cd suit and no singleton or void. Partner raises with 2 cover cards, or bids 2NT with a limit raise, or bids a new suit ...
Is this hand an acceptable one-level opening bid in modern bridge?
Yes, 27 Zar points (open or open+ bracket).
Precision MAFIA with 4/5!S and 3!H
Or play 1 - 1 - 1 - 2NT as the semi-positive with 5 + 3. That allows the jump to 2 to be the unknown mini-splinter: usually 4441. Thus other jumps, 3 and 3 are fit jumps with Hxx or xxxx heart support. Finally, with ...
Symmetric Two-Bids (clubs and diamonds both strong and artificial)
Interesting. In one partnership I play Bocchi's 2 = 18-20 balanced or G.F. Transfer responses. 2 = 18+ (a) balanced with 5+, or (b) any 4441 hand, or (c) 6+ and 1 or 2-suited with diamonds primary. 2 is the waiting bid for description.
Is this a way to run an organization?
A 4 session KO or Pairs! A significant number of us hate compacts and Swiss. Always willing to play up.
World Championship Books
In their 1959 book, after a fit is discovered, jumps to the 3-level by opener are asking bids, Alpha, for control(s) in that suit (0, K or 1, A or void, AK or AQ). Also a jump by responder to the 3-level in a new suit over opener's ...
Transfers to 1 Club now allowable in ACBL Open / Open+ Charts even if not Strong & Artificial
Thanks, Hamish.
Transfers to 1 Club now allowable in ACBL Open / Open+ Charts even if not Strong & Artificial
Thanks, Tony - my thoughts also. I would hate to give up the weak NT. Also, I prefer 4-cd majors and canape.
Bidding over a precision 2!C
I play jump overcalls as 2-suited over Precision 2.
Comparable Call?
ACBL rulings told me, a Club Director, that Double can never be a comparable call. I personally believe there are a few exceptions to that statement. However, I don't believe that this posting allows Double as a comparable call.

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