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Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 29, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Flight A player in Minnesota, who can best be characterized as "almost good".
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the GNT Flight B National Finals
Bridge Accomplishments
GNT Flight B champions 2010. Many-time regional winner of Flight B NAP's and GNT's
Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Caranicas; Sam Larson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Minnesota Grand Slam Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Gopher Regional
Favorite Conventions
Top and Bottom Cuebids; Odd-Even Discards
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Andy Caranicas - Richard Lawson
2/1 Bergen with gadgets
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Richard Lawson's bidding problem: AKQ98 T9842 T7 5
It's an artificial strong 16-18 with 3 or 4 spades. Wild man that I am, I didn't think this quite qualified.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: 853 764 87 AQJ64
I would have bid over 2NT
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 1
You're absolutely right about this. It's a play I would have made in my sleep against a human, but the robot so often blindly continues its opening lead suit if ducked that I reflexively ducked. I should have taken more time on that hand.
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 4
Yup. Hard to believe, too. This session more than the other three had me really struggling to understand why the robots were choosing the actions they did.
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 4
My comment was more along the lines of if you have zero keycards you don't usually show your void.
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 3
I had planned to rebid 2NT, but the double scared me off.
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 3
Yup, the successful declarers did exactly that. The West robots didn't find the spade shift and those declarers made their contract. I've just had a lot of luck seeing the robots pitch winners when I run my long suit, so I went for that line. On this occasion ...
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 3
Good point, Jon, I should have done that.
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 3
An additional point: against the robot, you're allowed to make illegal bids. Stuff that no director would put up with in a human event.
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 2
Interesting addendum: My GNT teammate Paul Gutterman is playing this event as well. He doesn't know the robot's tendencies so is playing more or less straight up the middle. He's in 45th place overall. So just maybe this event isn't as much about exploiting the robots ...

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