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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
June 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 3 consecutive regional open pairs events in MN for 96.36 MPs and winning the third one by 8%
Bridge Accomplishments
42nd in 2013 Silodor, 2014 District 14 Flight A NAOP, Challenge the Champs Jan 2010
Regular Bridge Partners
Toby White
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Des Moines, Unit 216
Favorite Tournaments
District 14 regionals, Iowa sectionals
Favorite Conventions
Ones that actually come up
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Bidding problems featuring freak hands
I had three of those within a two-month period, a couple of years ago.
Blue Over Red Boards
Case in point:
Blue Over Red Boards
I wish we had plastic boards, we still use metal ones.
Blue Over Red Boards
Sometimes I come across boards that mess with my color-blindness. Nonvul is green (Needs to be WHITE) and Vul is red. And I can't tell the difference, I have to ask people what the vulnerability is.
Gerry Gassman's bidding problem: --- AKQ875 K6542 T6
6 might be a good result at IMPs, but at matchpoints I would be thinking 6. It all depends on the ability of the field, I wouldn't expect a lot of people at my club to brave their way to slam. It sounds like 6D was worth ...
Toni Vidovic's lead problem: Q86 KJ84 5 K9832
Leading a diamond as chances are I may want to ruff one with my small hearts in addition to my natural trump trick(s). Also, I don't know which black suit to lead and this way I get to look at dummy and maybe hear from partner. I think ...
Matchpoints bottom score
If on another hand it only goes down 200, maybe you don't make game. A partner that forces to at least 3H on a 7-cd fit shouldn't be broke.
Paul Meerschaert's bidding problem: --- AQ74 AQ963 KJ85
Partner already expects a maximum limited hand for us. It's possible partner wants to play 3NT and needs me to bid it. AQxxx Kx Jx Txxx
Malcolm Pryor's bidding problem: KQT52 QJT84 A3 7
Some partnerships insist it be either weak or strong, and this hand is neither.
New, simple, more accurate rating system.
How about total masterpoints won divided by total masterpoints available (in events entered)? Gopher Regional: 65.90/107.93 = 0.611 April Sectional: 31.81/44.69 = 0.712 January Sectional: 12.12/39.42 = 0.307 Combined 109.83/192.04 = 0.572 Had a pretty good run this ...

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