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Larry Robbins
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March 23, 2015
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about me

I still love to play, altho I do worry about the future of our game; I am a neurologist, with a headache center just North of Chicago, and avid hockey player.....

I have won a # of national team titles, including the Trials in 1996(represented the US in Rhodes that year).....

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Robins Nest
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Are Meckwell leaving the Nickel team?
I have known them forever, it seems; in maybe 1976 or something, Larry Mori and I played with Meckwell in a regional(?Grand Rapids), opponents included Eddie Kantar and (I think) Hamman; we squeaked by(I think their first knockout win), it was very exciting.... They are not only one ...
USA Today
for Geir, who is a good guy, this is terribly unfair; He is on several hormones for legitimate medical purposes, has nothing to do with bridge, and suddenly he goes viral, and is the butt of jokes. It's really not right.
What is partner doing bidding 6!C?
I asume: A. partner thought 4NT was quantitative(many play it this way), and has clubs or B. he answered BW, now skipping over 5H, which would be the cheapest K, he may have a stiff A of clubs. Either way, I would bid 7 clubs, if he is not ...
Do you want to be in 6D at IMPS?
It is not bad, but with a heart lead, this hand can get messy quickly; either 4-1 diamonds or 5-1 spades may easily skewer the contract(but not always)....
Apply LoTT or not?
Red vs. White taking the push on this bare hand is not a winning action; and East should be chirping here somewhat.....X or 4 diamonds........
Assess the credit. What is the best bid?
Over 5 clubs, 5 diamonds asks for Kings; now over 5H, 5 spades may(depending upon the partnership) ask for third round spade control(a new suit, after Blackwood or Kickback, after the King response, should ask for third round control, unless the partnership has another agreement)....
Assess the credit. What is the best bid?
N has a powerful hand, better than many strong club openers, particularly opposite a strong club raise; N can hardly stop short of slam, assuming enough controls. Over the 5 club response, N could try 5 D, and over the 5H response then 5 spades would usually ask for 3rd ...
World's Greatest Gamesman (Eddie Kantar, Sports Illustrated, January 11, 1971)
SI did have the winners of the Intercollegiate bridge tourney in 1976, in Faces in the Crowd.....
Leads from doubleton honor sequences
On another Honor doubleton lead front: how about when you have Qx of spades, partner opens one spade, RHO overcalls 1NT, and you are on lead vs. NT; I think it is often right to lead low from honor doubleton here(and there are a few more instances); instead of ...
Champions of Bridge and Chess Showing Sportsmanship
she got better, stopped the booing at the end.......and afterwards was gracious...I think.....

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