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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
29 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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How Do You Defend?
With DL’s example hand (assuming we’re not playing with a mentee), partner would—or should—have refrained from covering the 8.
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: xx A9xx AQJT9 xx
The forcing 1NT response is so ingrained as an “integral” part of 2/1, that we tend to accept its drawbacks with muted protest. (Comp. sim’s give a clear edge to a non-forcing 1NT response.) Here, we don’t know if partner has 18 with Kxxxx, or 11 with ...
David Burn's bidding problem: AQT72 A3 Q93 J72
No agreed a Knockout? Seems unlikely at best. Oh well, playing along: I’ll bank on partner’s unwillingness to pass 3S at imps even if s/he thinks it ought to be invitational.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: K96 KT KJT98 984
Perhaps some day there will be a decisive consensus regarding the care & feeding of black 5-5’s, but I’m not holding my breath.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: K96 KT KJT98 984
Unfortunately, sometimes it’s the opps who bid (and perhaps raise) hearts, which can cause a bit of regret at having begun with 1S.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: A9532 A98 A4 A54 empathize? ;-)
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: A9532 A98 A4 A54
That’s a reasonable imps.
David Caprera's bidding problem: AKT9xxx A Kx AQx
I can see eschewing 3S if the attendant info would often be more helpful to the opps than to us, but that isn’t the case here.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: Q43 AKJ96 932 A7
If only “clearly forcing” were synonymous with “certain not to be passed by our current partner”.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: --- KQ AKQ52 KQJ865
Why just stab at a guess when 2C will surely give us (1) another chance (in real-world competition) and (2) valuable input from the other three players.

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