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Margaret Devere
Margaret Devere
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Member Since
June 28, 2010
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Bridge Player
about me

Hoping to improve my game by osmosis and sporadic uncoordinated efforts. So far, it's a slow process.

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Paula Warren
2 over 1
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Devere/Lane
2 over 1
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Devere - Judy
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Andrea and Margaret
2 over 1
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Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
How so? If I always claim when I'm sure of the rest of the tricks, then if I don't claim, opponents are going to know that I still have a problem. I don't think I want them to know that. I don't think that "wasting time ...
What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
I think that my argument is more relevant to IMPs, where the gain of making a game is more important than the result of three of a minor. But I haven't done any formal analysis.
What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
If there's a likelihood of ending up in 5m or 3NT, IMO it's more important to have the strong hand declare (and be concealed). Let the weak hand declare the 3m contracts. So this would suggest that the strong action is to bid the suit and the weak ...
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
Some years ago, I decided that I was not going to engage in any unnecessary activity that had the power to make me unhappy, or play with anyone who made me nervous. Of course, I can approach these problems in several ways. When I was a senior in high school ...
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
As I get more realistic about my own game, my enthusiasm diminishes. As I get older, I am more focused on maintaining equanimity and positive attitudes toward others. Bridge can be challenging in these regards, although it does provide plenty of opportunities for practice.
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
Corollary: As opener, I rebid a 4-card spade suit before raising responder's minor, just in case they have bypassed their spade suit to establish the game force.
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
Seems to me that there's an important related question: In 2/1, does 1H-2C, 1H-2D, or 1D-2C deny four spades? If no, then 2S makes lots of sense independent of strength. If yes, then 2S must be discussed. I prefer to play that you establish the game force first ...
Bad bidding practices that you nevertheless see many long-time players engage in
At least you were on the right side of that one. Toward the beginning of a few games with a fairly good seat-of-the-pants player, he laid down the rule that 4NT was always ace-asking. Not my preference, but he was the more experienced player. So, the opponents opened 1 ...
RIP - Jan Janitschke
The memorial for Jan will be held on Sunday, November 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at 13911 E. Whitaker Drive, Aurora, CO. At the gate, dial 213 for admittance to the clubhouse. You can see the obituary here: https://horancares.com/obits/jan-penn-janitschke/
Margaret Devere's bidding problem: Kx AKxxxx xx Axx
Thank you. That was the missing piece for me.
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