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Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 24, 2012
Last Seen
7 hours ago
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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Meaning of Double Jump Cue Bid
Single jump cues are needed to ask for a stopper. Other single jumps are needed as preempts.
Meaning of Double Jump Cue Bid
I usually treat 7-5 as a one-suiter because I'd rather play in a 7-1 than a 5-3. But, like you, we also play the method over 2M and 3M. I first heard of these bids as part of Leaping Michaels over 2M (although I think, I, like many others ...
Continuations after Minorwood
Martin: Sorry, my second sentence is absolutely unclear. I agree with you. 5 can be the king ask when clubs are trumps, and 5 can be the king ask even if playing minorwood is what I meant to say. I don't think a king ask ever needs ...
Meaning of Double Jump Cue Bid
Brian: Spades and a minor suffers from the usual (and often terminal) "Guessing Michaels" defect. We play 4m over their 1M as Leaping Michaels (5+ of m, 5+ of OM, forcing if vul, almost forcing if nonvul or always forcing if also play 2M as Guessing Michaels) and use 1M-2M ...
Meaning of Double Jump Cue Bid
Minors, unequal length (6-5 or 7-6). 4N is minors, equal length (6-6 or, rarely, 5-5). These are extreme hands where you want to avoid letting the opponents participate easily over a 2N bid for which they are prepared. This lets partner ask for the longer minor by bidding 4N/5N ...
Continuations after Minorwood
I prefer not to play Minorwood, but rather play Kickback or Redwood. Then the kickback suit (5m+1) asks for kings; 4N is to play if diamonds are trumps (with 5 the queen ask) but 4N should ask for the queen if clubs are trumps and 5 would ...
Bud Hinckley's bidding problem: AQ3 75 K742 K652
Another problem caused by a "Tom" bid (Two other minor). The lesson here is to be the one bidding 2 over their 1 opener or 2 over their 1 opener as often as possible. We do that, alert the Tom bids and say that they are ...
How Likely to Make?
In my weak NT methods, I'd start with 2, size-ask or clubs, weak or strong. Over partner's answer (2N w a min, 3 w a max), I would bid 3 showing 5+ clubs and exactly 4 diamonds (5-5's would start with 2N instead of ...
Which Slam Is Best
Kit made the best argument against 3 in the article: "Also, you may lose any chance to bid RKC for clubs..." 4 kickback right now can make this an easy auction to a grand. 3 now can turn this into fodder for a myriad of subsequent bidding ...
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
Bid 3.
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