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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
15 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Twice a national champion, I plan to play more often, having recently retired from a 33-yr career as an MD specializing in Emergency Care and Orthopedics.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Senior Swiss with a first-time partner and first-time teammates.
Bridge Accomplishments
1st in the Senior Swiss in DC, 2nd in the Mixed Pairs in Louisville, 1st in the 0-5K Pairs
Favorite Conventions
(1) Drury, (2) splinters, (3) expanded use of transfers.
BBO Username
dbl me
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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What does 4NT mean here?
The uncertainty to which you object is a condemnation not of 4NT quantitative, but of poorly-defined strength requirements for a “high reverse”.
David Liu's bidding problem: AT9 AT7 AK74 KJ8
“Thinking differently” also allows you to *lose* more than your fair share. Any action other than 3NT is against the odds; and the odds are what matchpoints is all about.
What does 4NT mean here?
Barring an unorthodox agreement, 4C/D are further-descriptive as opposed to expressions of general strength. The (cheap) 4-level bid of the 4th suit merits focused partnership discussion, but absent the latter, may be thought of as a form of advance control bid, with suit agreement (if any) as yet unspecified.
What does 4NT mean here?
(“1 over 2”? Now that’s an efficient system!)
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: xx KJT KQx AKQTx
The oft-expressed contention that failure to rebid NT with xx in an unbid major denies a balanced hand, ignores the eyebrow-raising failure rate of 3NT in such cases. Instead, xx can/should be thought of as “neither fish nor fowl”, depending upon partner’s holding in the suit.
What does 4NT mean here?
(You can’t be accused of understatement.) ;-) With SI and honor-x in spades, responder can bid 4H with a heart control, or 5S without one.
What does 4NT mean here?
This deal shows what can happen when there is little/no strength information associated with a “high reverse”.
What does 4NT mean here?
(As worded, your statement is not subject to debate.) ;-)
John Liukkonen's bidding problem: Axxx Ax Kxxx xxx
You omitted when advancer raises (keeping in mind that opener doesn’t know how good your hand is).
John Liukkonen's bidding problem: Axxx Ax Kxxx xxx
Well, things go fine when, as here, you happen to have four spades (rather than three) and a GF with a heart stopper, but what about when your hand lacks one or two of those attributes, particularly if advancer is unsporting enough to raise?

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