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Mike Heins
Mike Heins
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Basic Information

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

Started playing bridge in 1971, won 200+ points by 1976. Lost all points in Memphis fire (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, starting to get tougher and to play with more discipline. Retired in November 2016. Will make my run at being on the McKenney list in 2018 -- so far so good.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Losing by 3 in first round of Spingold
Regular Bridge Partners
Terry Goodykoontz, Dave Loeb, James Walter, Robert McClendon, Lyle Holloway
Favorite Tournaments
Champaign Regional
BBO Username
Heinsey
ACBL Ranking
Silver 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
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James Walter
2 over 1
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GIB 2/1
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Tom Allan - Mike Heins
2 over 1
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Bharat Rao & Mike Heins
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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
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Dave Hoffman - Mike Heins
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Linda James - Mike Heins
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Bob Sievers - Mike Heins
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2/1 Game Force except when minor rebid
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Tom Shedlock - Mike Heins
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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.
Mike Heins's bidding problem: 73 Q6 KQ963 A832
This is the companion problem to: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bidding-problem-2-wiysvj7bs0/ The general consensus is that partner should double instead of bidding 4H (with Ax AKJT9x Ax QJ9). But if partner doubles and RHO bids 3S or 4S, what is your call then? I just think this is an ...
Tithonus Gets His Layout
On the last hand, 3D *is* stepping out, because 2D causes problems in them finding a major fit anyway.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: Q4 KJT4 42 AKT76
Didn't see form of scoring. Would pass at imps.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I believe they are evading the lowest-rate clause by the "you don't have to pay the resort fee" concession.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Did the ACBL know that the minimum room rate would be $223 (counting the 14.25% blue state hotel tax) at the time they made the commitment? And I think right now the minimum is $257 per night. Since it is European plan, and since Honolulu restaurant prices are high ...
World Bridge Series Pairs Winners
Thank you very much. I had this site last year for the worlds in Paris but somehow couldn't find it this year. I actually wrote some scripts which compiled the standings for the teams, and I'll be interested to see if they still work.
World Bridge Series Pairs Winners
Anyone have good URLs for comprehensive results? I certainly don't seem to be able to navigate the rather abstruse site I think would have it...
Mike Heins's bidding problem: JT93 642 AT8 KQ6
RHO had essentially psyched, and it went P-P-P. +150 with 3NT cold. LHO had her pass with Qxxx xx xxx Axxx. Partner had Q AQT KQxxx JTxx
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