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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
Dec. 25, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Getting clobbered by Katz, Jacobs, and the Italians in the 2002 Spingold.
Bridge Accomplishments
Third in flight B NAP in 2010. Played in third day of LM Pairs in 2002. Beat a 21-seed and a 38-seed in half-day Spingold matches. Wrote an article published in "The Bridge World" in Feb 2006.
Regular Bridge Partners
Clyde Kruskal, Lloyd Rawley, Ron Zucker
Favorite Conventions
forcing club with transfer responses; 2D natural and weak (5-baggers OK NV); variation of Meckwell over 1NT where 2m shows 4+m with 5M and dbl shows majors or 4M with 5+m instead of m
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Alexander Cook's bidding problem: KQJ KQ4 K85432 K
Before seeing Alexander's actual hand, my plan was to double then bid NT. So the auction continues X-1-1N-2-2-p. If the opps were vul, I would have passed.
Major Suit Responses To Unbalanced 1!D
Then what's 1-1-1?
Mike Gill's bidding problem: 974 943 A75 J964
An advantage to limited openers is that when I bid 2 opener won't hang me. Playing normal openers I'd pass.
Major Suit Responses To Unbalanced 1!D
For our unbalanced 1, no transfers, but we use opener's NT rebids to show additional hands. 1-1-1!n = 11-14, 3-card support 1-1-1!n = 11-14, 4 1-1-2N = 15-17, NF, 6, 0-2 of responder's major 1-1-3 ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK532 QJT Q95 A9
Even after reading all of this, I still don't understand 2. a) My spades are lousy for offense; KQT9x would be much better. b) My hearts are good for defense. c) My partner wasn't able to make a takeout double, nor do anything else.
David Genne's bidding problem: AJT982 9 KQT8 KQ
I think 3 shows more than 2, not a strong hand. Due to the spot cards and the 6th , I think this is worth double followed by bidding - only because we're in balancing seat.
Howard Engle's bidding problem: KT A62 J6 J98532
Years ago Robinson's book explained that with 2-3 in the majors, you don't know which suit you should be in, so instead you pick based on whether you want opener to bid again on his potential 17-count. With this hand you do, so you bid 2. If ...
Found out something this weekend that I did not know (and perhaps some of you may not either?)
Brad, are you implying that when you find out something you didn't know, then that is newsworthy? :)
Christina Syrakopoulou's bidding problem: 3 7543 T2 AT9654
I think this is a 3 or 5 hand. Bidding 4 often leads to 4 and now your side has the last guess.
Fred King's bidding problem: QJT987 6 A8754 5
At this vul 2 is fine. Other vuls are tougher.

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