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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
Feb. 16
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.

Country
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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Calling All Legal Beagles
@David W. I must be part of that 0%. I always ask. One time I didn't, and of course my very reliable partner had revoked. @David C. If I always ask, but don't when I can count 13 cards including ones remaining in my hand after the current ...
ATB - Wrong Spot
LOTT
Bundesliga jewel: Bridge over broken hearts
What about ducking twice in clubs? If declarer comes to hand in hearts and knocks out the club ace, you exit in Spades. Declarer can no longer get to dummy and ends up losing 2 spades and 2 aces. Congratulations on finding the killer heart lead!
Incorrect Review
Maybe the ops playing Precision and it really did go 1 - 1 - 1NT;)
Which is the biggest sin? (corrected version)
Adding fuel to the fire...East's final pass is quite questionable. Since West did not rebid 2, East knows the opps have a 9 card fit. East has a tolerance for spades and almost no defensive values. At matchpoints, I would strongly consider pulling the X to 2 ...
What's partner up to?
Makes no sense. If we can take 9 tricks vs. their openingt lead, then surely we can take 8 tricks with my heart lead, for a better score. Therefore, partner's 3 NT is some sort of psych planning to pull to 4 if Xed.
Misinformation/misplay
"EW did not have any system notes about their agreements in this situation." So this did not happen in ACBL--there is a box on the convention card "systems on over_____"
Pass Out of Rotation
LOL THis came up in a club game. In a competitive part score auction, it was my partner's turn to bid. My RHO then passed out of turn. Director was called. Partner now bid, and my RHO now Xed. Director, who has been thrown for a loop by the ...
Is everything erased after a UI
/Guillaume, now write on the chalkboard 100 times: " I will bid in tempo."
The never never land
3NT LOL. Then human partner bids 7 on AKx - xxx AKxxxxx
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