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Mike Heins
Mike Heins
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Member Since
Jan. 11, 2016
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge in 1971, won a number of points by 1976. Lost all points due to lapsed membership (no cycle card to reinstate). Started from zero in 1982, made life master with infrequent tournament play by 1990. Stopped playing again in 1994, and was effectively playing a couple of sessions a year until 2014.

Began playing again in 2014, now new improved version of myself who can hold my own in decent competition and routinely place high in flight A regional events.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Losing by 3 in first round of Spingold
Regular Bridge Partners
Robert McClendon, Dave Hoffman, Tom Allan, Paul Moss, Ned Horton, Alex Khrakovsky
Favorite Tournaments
Champaign Regional, Palmetto Regional, Lone Star
BBO Username
Heinsey
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Terry Goodykoontz - Mike Heins
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Lyle Holloway - Mike Heins
2 over 1
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Ned Horton
2 over 1
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Dave Loeb - Mike Heins
2 over 1 with medium NT
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James Walter
2 over 1
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GIB 2/1
2 over 1
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Tom Allan - Mike Heins
2 over 1
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Bharat Rao & Mike Heins
2 over 1
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Robert McClendon
2 over 1
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Alex Khrakovsky
2 over 1
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Tony Curtis - Wk NT
2 over 1
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Dave Hoffman - Mike Heins
2 over 1
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Linda James - Mike Heins
2 over 1
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Bob Sievers - Mike Heins
2 over 1
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Hugh Williams-Mike Heins
2/1 Game Force except when minor rebid
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Tom Shedlock - Mike Heins
2/1
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ACBL Treating players as "owned" by a specific club
I have not been a frequent club player, I play more in tournaments. Since I can't do that, I would like to play with some of my tournament partners in the club games. And when I can't do that the only result is that there is one less ...
ACBL Virtual Club restrictions
Not as far as I am concerned. I would have added a pair to a club, but couldn't bring my partner in. One half table lost.
ACBL Virtual Club restrictions
I did scan the articles and that one didn't jump out at me. I apologize for duplicating the thread.
ACBL Virtual Club restrictions
And that is what I am talking about -- a club member bringing in someone from another club. I play with lots of partners from all over, and would like to play with some of them in the virtual clubs. I am more of a tournament player than a club player ...
ACBL Spring NABC is Canceled
AirBNB *appears* to have cancelled my reservation, but 1) I have yet to receive a transaction notice, 2) there is no record of it on my account, and 3) I have not seen the refund on my credit card yet.
Detaching cards as defender
I don't fully sort my hand ever. I frequently re-order the cards in my hand while others are thinking, or while I am thinking while on lead. It has nothing to do with being out of a suit. I also stage cards that I plan on playing in different ...
On computer versus hand shuffling
Does this even apply to duplicate? The article had a couple of references to "breaking up four spades", which doesn't apply to anything but a sorted hand at duplicate. The hands are placed in trick order per hand, and most decent players shuffle the cards minimally before replacing them ...
Bridge and the Environment
All politics can be framed as long-term survival. In my opinion this is not a suitable subject. Bridge is noise-level compared to things like Comic Con, Disney World, and the NFL. It is a small part of overall tourism, and as such we should not pollute this forum with it.
Five No Trump Bids
5NT only grand slam force when we have a guaranteed 9-card fit established in first two rounds.
Great Marketing Piece for Bridge
Tremendous. I wish I could think of a way that it could be widely disseminated.
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