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Richard Franklin
Richard Franklin
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Member Since
Sept. 1, 2015
Last Seen
30 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
My regular partners are my best friend and my first cousin and I have been playing with both of them for more than 30 years. No murder/suicide (to date). :) Of lesser note, 2nd in the 2018 Red Ribbon Pairs.
Regular Bridge Partners
David Venetianer, Peter Stein
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BBO, 7NT (Stamford, CT)
Favorite Tournaments
Summer Nationals
BBO Username
RAF52
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
It smells like....victory. Until you get home and they tell you you finished 2nd.
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
I'd give slightly more credit to Warren Zevon than Phil, but okay. :) But lawyers? My thoughts on that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlM3CKXJs5k
Ace Remembered
I played against Bobby once. The first hand went Pass-Pass-Pass-Pass, and my partner and I got a 6 1/2 on a 12 top. Given that we had the extra time, before playing the second hand, I told Bobby he was the first World Champion I had ever played against ...
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
I always hesitate to comment on situations like this until I have heard the other side, but if the facts are as reported - that one team beat both of the other 2 teams in a 3 way, but the winner was determined based on how the match between the 2 ...
Keep Bridge Alive
Because it's very hard for me to imagine any other social activity I could engage in that would make it possible for me to have gourmet dinners with people such as yourself, Roy and Zia! :)
Looking for teammates for 0-10,000 Swiss at Memphis NABC
Just FYI, the position has been filled. Thanks to all for your consideration! :)
Declare 7NT on the Nine of Diamonds lead
<> Well, a certain number of quality defenders would lead away from the club king, with a 75% chance that the club ace is on their left and knowing how much declarers hate to go down on the opening trick. No one is ever leading away from the spade queen. So ...
Taking action - please join me each morning and evening in Memphis
You and I both love bridge, Max. We shouldn't hurt the organization that does a lot of things right and provides us the opportunity to play this game against like minded people. Hurting the ACBL, which already has one foot in the grave and the other precariously close to ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Just for the record, I'm not sure the opening leader was identified correctly. When I clicked on the opening leader, it appeared to be Hans Ove Andersen, not Sartaj Hans.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
MR: Alright - time for a stupid question. I've seen it said many times that a slow pass must show an ace. Why? Why can't it be QJ10 of spades? If a world class pair can bid to 7NT off 5 top tricks, why can't they just as ...
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