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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
3 hours 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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Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
Agree. By extension, opener’s jump to 3m should be invitational.
ATB - Just another missed slam
...but it also allows East to get in more cheaply should s/he rather than South have the strong hand.
ATB - Just another missed slam
Agree. All the more reason to pop to 5D right off the bat: only subsequently does North discover that South rather than East holds the strong hand. (Note the problem created by permitting a competitive “strong NT” to include a stiff in responder’s suit.)
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
Are you willing to cope with the inability to show heart tolerance “forcibly” below 3NT just to cater to such a carefully-constructed hand?
(1M)-1NT-transfers to the M...
With a willing partner, against 5-card majors I play it invitational-plus with no “NT help” in the opened major.
How do you play 4!H
(Pretend that “What is 4H?” has no circle next to it.)
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
Unfortunately, on occasion (as in this case) “the level to which one is forced” is unspecified.
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
BIG “if” (as perhaps you implied).
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
(Not to mention X better-positioning our side should LHO have the effrontery to raise spades.)
Technical question: is this 3!h bid forcing
Feel free to propose a specific hand with which a 1H-opener would be justified in (1) cue-bidding, then having learned of heart tolerance opposite, (2) passing 3H (dearer than 3m!).

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