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Paul Holmes
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Member Since
July 12, 2011
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about me

Akron OH area. 1 NABC win (Young LM pairs, 2018).

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BBO Username
palabreur
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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The Best Bridge Players On Wall Street (as of 2011)
Probably refers to the ACBL "Player of the Decade" list generated in the year referenced. This is the current list: https://web3.acbl.org/mpraces/?year=2019&race=POD&showDeceased=Y
Divertimento
Not having an agreement about whether 13-15 was weak or strong? So South doubled intending your strong notrump defense (something including a long minor) and North thought it was penalties? After the diamond lead from South, I think -480 is just about given.
4th seat 4!h open
ODR = Offense-defense ratio
Is 4333 a semi-balanced distribution?
I thought a Swan was (7411).
Properly explaining a transfer accept
My preference in situations like this, whether or not it's "legal", is to offer to explain what the bid shows, but to say "you should ask partner about <1NT here, whatever is relevant> first." They almost always do. If they don't, I'm happy that I've divested my responsibility for full disclosure.
Should score be adjusted?
Isn't the right question "If you had been told that North intended double as takeout, but that South forgot that was their agreement and believed double was penalty, what would you have done?" That gives both the authorized information from the table (what south said and did) and the ...
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
Thanks DB for the reference to Mott the Hoople's "All the Way from Memphis"; I'd only heard Brian May's cover.
My 1NT engine
"3 5+/5+ minors at least invitational" but forcing? Seems strange.
What is partner doing bidding 6!C?
@DJ I made a poor choice of example hand... AQJxxx / A / x / AQJTx?
What is partner doing bidding 6!C?
Sorry to say, it was hypothetical. I held the 2 opener and was wondering after the hand if bidding 6 without the K could mean something useful. I was thinking along the lines of Andrew Yeckel above... it would have to be a hand where partner did the ...
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