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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
23 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 3 consecutive regional open pairs events in MN in 2018 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
The 2!c strong opening is annoying
You're right. Over 3NT you can bid 4 and get 5 to find third round control of hearts. Now I think you are all set.
The 2!c strong opening is annoying
All the time, on BBO
The 2!c strong opening is annoying
The 2 double negative doesn't bother me either. It's pretty rare and also not so likely that wrong-siding a heart contract will actually lose tricks.
The 2!c strong opening is annoying
It's amazing how painfully easy a grand slam in clubs can be reached on that second hand using the Berkowitz Precision book: 1 1 (Strong / 5+ clubs, 8+ pts, I like to use 1NT to show this) 2 2 (agres clubs / 4 controls so two ...
Pairs Needed For BBO Team Game Friday 9/5 at 9PM Eastern / 6PM Pacific. 20 boards.
I will be playing with a fellow actuary named Steve White...
Sean McNally's bidding problem: AT98xx Kx AK Axx
I agree Andy despite the control-rich 18-count. On offense your spades only rate to be worth 2-3 tricks, and you have 3.5 more tricks. Pretty far from 9 total. On defense I expect to take 4 spades, 3 minor suit tricks, and probably one from partner. +100 seems easier ...
Sean McNally's bidding problem: AT98xx Kx AK Axx
You hope partner will a takeout double with his single spade and his 6-count?
IMPS at stake
I don't think it's THAT often that you make more tricks declaring with one hand vs the other. Keeping the strong hand hidden makes it more difficult for the opponents to determine the best defense, but I would venture to guess that 90% of the time the same ...
Gregory Nowak's lead problem: KQT82 QJ96 T742 ---
Bird's book advises not giving away tricks when the opponents have gone through an invitational sequence and therefore do not have HCP to burn. Unless dummy turns up with Jxx it seems like a spade lead is unlikely to cost, and in all likelihood you want partner to ...
ATB, missed a vulnerable slam
I'll post a poll!

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