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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm from the Washington, DC area.

I usually attend 2 or 3 NABCs per year.  I've reached the stage where I'm disappointed not to qualify for the second day (I often get to the second day) and pleasantly surprised to make the overalls.

I'm the president of my unit and a frequent bridge volunteer.

I'm an attorney.  My other hobbies are dancing, hiking, and knitting.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I had a 60% session in platinum pairs once.
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to 1C, transfer lebensohl, xyz, flannery, reverse flannery, mini-splinters, kickback, Robinson (multi-landy), scrambling 2N
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Define Your Bids Before I Tell You My Defense
We're all entitled to have honest and complete information from the opponents about their systems (including implicit agreements based on partnership experience) regardless of whether we vary our methods based on their agreements.
Did S take advantage of a failed alert?
It seems to me that alerting the 3 bid even if unable to provide an explanation is appropriate here as long as north knows it isn't a strong jump shift. All other meanings of 3 are alertable (including the natural ones).
Did S take advantage of a failed alert?
The ruling does depend on the table result (if the offending side got a worse table result than if there had been no infraction then the table result stands). The director doesn't have to wait until the end of the game to see how each result matchpoints to know ...
New KO formats
There were 6 brackets in this KO. Most of the brackets consisted of 8 teams, but the top bracket had 10 teams and one other bracket had 9 teams. I think the theory is that, if the 2-day KOs are all in this format, there's no point to having ...
New KO formats
I played in a new-format KO bracket last week that wasn't even too small to be a regular KO bracket. There were ten teams in the bracket, and we didn't play against every team in the round robin (the round robin was 8 rounds, so each team missed ...
GTO in the WYTC
What was the E/w agreement about double? Was it takeout or did it show diamonds?
How would you interpret this bid?
Thanks, that makes more sense.
How would you interpret this bid?
Are you saying that you bid 6 to show a diamond void and the ace of clubs?
How would you interpret this bid?
I can see having a partnership agreement about this showing the queen of trump (e.g., if partner already knows the suit I'm short in, I show my cheapest king if I have an odd number of key cards, a void in that suit, and the queen of trump ...
How would you interpret this bid?
3 KC and a good club suit is awfully strong for a splinter that's defined as at most near a minimum opener. Also, opener has 4 KC so opener knows responder doesn't have 3.

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