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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
Feb. 2
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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Length Leads against NT
Attitude: low lead means I like them, or at least that I want you to lead them back rather than shift.
"Help-suit" game tries
If 2M+1 is an ambiguous game try and responder (when not always accepting or declining) bids where his secondary values are, then opener can stop with a short-suit try in that suit and go on with a long-suit try in that suit. Information hiding of opener's hand. 1 ...
Which version of Precision?
At least a year ago we switched our Mecklite 1 response to showing 5+ instead of because we were tired of wrong-siding contracts and we didn't see any down side. Only this month am I seeing others doing this (including Moss-Grue in "The Bridge World".
After 2!h double negative to 2!c
2 - 2 suit bid - responder can't pass opener bids new suit - responder still can't pass The club-heart switch is helpful for stopping in 3 or 4. 2 - 2 3 showing - 3 passable 2 - 2 3 showing ...
Best defense against Big Club?
I like psycho NV too. I add that double of 1C is 5-5 majors with game interest. After 1C-1D I prefer Mathe, forgoing CRASH so I have a natural bid in each suit.
Are these weak 2-bids?
Only 12 cards in first hand.
Fleisher and Martel Lead Blue Ribbon Pairs
Schenker & Milton (in 5th place) is a very good non-pro pair local to the Washington-DC area.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A85 AJ54 Q62 AK2
I like 5 now, but did not think of it when I voted.
Rajendra Sirohia's bidding problem: T KQ9842 86 A432
My point is that this is really a 7-loser hand, counting 3 club losers.
Rajendra Sirohia's bidding problem: T KQ9842 86 A432
You call this a 6-loser hand, but that 4th club is only a trick if it sets up as a long card or if dummy can ruff it. Losing-trick count works better when there's a known fit because you can expect that 4th club to be ruffed in the ...

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