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Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 24, 2012
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired attorney. Avid golfer (though only shoot in low 90's/high 80's) and bicyclist (over 4,000 miles each year from 2010 to 2018).

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
When we made the Vanderbilt round of 16 and walked into the room, we saw people whose faces we had seen on magazines, whose books and articles we had studied. My wife turned to me and said, "this is like an IQ test -- which object is out of place in this group?" Obviously, that was us.
Bridge Accomplishments
9th/16th in 1983 Vanderbilt, First in 2013 NABC Bruce LM-5000 Pairs, 9th in 2001 NABC IMP Pairs, 6th in 0-10K NABC Pairs in 2016, 3d/4th in 0-6000 KOs in 2018, 5th/8th in 3 other limited NABC KOs, several regional wins and deep places in national events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Barry Spector, Neil Hunter, Ben Franz
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ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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In the OP, if you had started with 1, your partner would have alerted and explained that it was strong, forcing and artificial.
If 1N denies 4 spades, is there any reason to bother showing 4-4 invitational over 1N? I agree that there needs to be ways to do that in methods where opener skips spades for a 1N rebid (as I do in my weak NT partnership, where 1 rebid by ...
Playing a weak NT, I like to rebid 1N to get that power range identified. Over a 1 response to 1 playing Walsh style responses in a 2/1, I would also rebid 1N. However, I don't see the point of not finding our spade fit immediately ...
Do you want to be relegated from Bracket A to Bracket B?
It depends. In bracket 2 or 3 at a nationals, I once played a team comprised of a guy who surely is in the Canadian hall of fame and some younger guys who had recently represented Canada in world competition. You want some stronger KO brackets, try the ones at ...
Is this hand an acceptable one-level opening bid in modern bridge?
In talking about 4 and 3, pre-coffee, I thought I had 7-4 in the majors. So, the choices come down to 1 or 2 in my opinion.
Is this hand an acceptable one-level opening bid in modern bridge?
The problem with not opening the hand 1 is what is your alternative? 4? Could be right and I might do it white vs red in first seat and surely in 3rd seat. 3? Bad choice for so many reasons. 2? Really? At least you will ...
Deceiving question by declarer
Asking about something that is marked on the card is always suspect. Just pick up the convention card, turn it to the back side and down at the bottom, this question is answered. The question is ALWAYS a "trap" of some sot -- either fishing for mis-information or else trying to ...
What are your preferred methods: priority to count or to attitude?
I tried odd-even (first) discards at the insistence of one partner, but eventually just had to stop. I found that, for me, there was no way to play those discards ethically. There were many times when there was no easy choice of card -- no low even card to get the ...
What are your preferred methods: priority to count or to attitude?
Count only when absolutely clear -- hold up to kill dummy, show a doubleton to get a ruff, warn partner his second high honor won't cash, etc. Otherwise whichever partner is most likely to need -- attitude or suit preference. With known length in a suit, "rainbow" -- hi and low are ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Txxxx --- 9xxxx xxx
I pass if playing 2/1, as in the problem posed. Might be wrong, but it's 50 a trick and pard could have enough power to get us into a lot of trouble if we bid. Playing a big club system, this is an automatic 1 bid as ...
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