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Louis Beauchet
Louis Beauchet
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 24
Last Seen
Sept. 11
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Professional bridge player based in Portland OR.

Why I love bridge? Because it combines competitive, intellectual and social aspects, like no other game does...

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The list would be too long.
Bridge Accomplishments
3rd in the 2016 Freeman Mixed BAM, 20th in the 2017 Blue Ribbon Pairs, several Regional wins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Ace of Clubs, Lake Oswego OR
Favorite Tournaments
All of them, Seaside Regional being one of my favorites
Favorite Conventions
Please keep it natural and simple.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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A unique hand
Interesting... I wasn't quite serious about the "weak and preemptive" aspect. Certainly not a sequence you discuss with a random partner, and I'm sure many serious partnerships have never discussed it either.
A unique hand
Fascinating hand. Against a spade contract, LHO shouldn't follow the rule of "don't lead your singleton when you are void in trumps". What LHO doesn't expect is to see partner ruff his singleton...
A unique hand
Do we really want to bring the heart suit in the picture? Our spade suit is solid enough to be a trump suit on its own.
2!H MP play problem
Good line of play. Playing a diamond after the K is also a discovery play (who has the Ace?), which will help you guess spades correctly.
How many options would you consider?
And congratulations on your sportsmanship award, just learned about it!
How many options would you consider?
By consider, I meant what a sensible bridge player mind would consider... But what is sensible???
How many options would you consider?
Thanks Bharat! X is very flexible but hides the fit, which could be a problem for partner if the auction comes back to him at the 5-level. 4 is straightforward but not very descriptive. You would like to have a bit more for 4...
How many options would you consider?
This hand is an opening hand to me, so worth forcing to game. The question is how, and how much to involve partner in the auction.
How many options would you consider?
The hand seems to be somewhere between 4 and 4, perhaps closer to the former... The forcing pass topic has been mentioned a lot and argues in favor of 4. I was wondering how many people would consider doubling...
How many options would you consider?
Hey Michael, thanks for your note! According to the ACBL website, I am King Louis L (the 50th King of Bridge...).

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