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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
Feb. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After 40 years as ACBL member, finally had time to play regularly starting in Jan 2013, and made LM June 2014.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Wins: Regional 0-20 pairs (1970s); D21 Flight C GNT, 1998; Phoenix (OR) Sectional Swiss, August 2013; Seaside (OR) Regional Gold Rush, Sep 2013; Sun River (OR) KO Bracket 2, May 2014; Medford Regional B Swiss, May 2017.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Phoenix, OR
Favorite Tournaments
Medford (OR) Regional, Seaside (OR) Regional, Sun River (OR) Regional
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Cheating Polls & What is Upcoming
Did you know when you were targeting before you posted poll 1 and poll 2? best to get right to the point, instead of beating around the bush with polls. But you'd better provide strong evidence.
What has partner got?
I think it's very bad for partnerships to go around thinking partner forgot our system. I haven't had this exact auction, but I have had auctions where partner thought I'd lost it. On this construction, I'd much rather give partner the benefit of the doubt that ...
2019 Cavendish Pairs in Monaco
There is a very good reason to have a smaller carryover. In IMP pairs, you can win by trouncing just a few opponents and holding your own otherwise. In this event, suppose one pair is having an off day and giving away many IMPs. Since not everyone faces everyone at ...
Accept the Transfer
The older wording: "You play suit-preference at trick 1. 10, 9, 8 are, by priority, suit-preference high. 2, 3, 4 are, by priority, suit-preference low. 6, 5, 7 are, by priority, encouraging. " I may be mistaken, but I think there has been discussion elsewhere on BW whether defining specific meanings ...
Accept the Transfer
It means even the best decisions by world class players will sometimes net you -790. No guarantees in bridge!
Play 3NT on board #8 from 1/28/19 common game
What? Isn't this a chance to think about declarer play and how a difficult contract might make?
One More
Georgiy, I had exactly the same reaction - that Kit was asking whether to play the 7 or 8. Then I realized that question would be "what do you play from hand." "What do you lead from dummy" would have clued us in!
New Convention Charts: Artificial? 2 Level Responses
That would be cause for disqualification from the event if it happened today. See acbl CDR.
Auction Whacking
Perhaps not that unusual, but I had this auction 1 - (2) - 3 -(4) 5 all pass. Making 5
A most Singular beer card
It sure has CW ever seen someone beer with a singleton. Congratulations!

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