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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
21 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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David Caprera's bidding problem: Kx Qxx Txx AKJTx
Over 2S (in reasonable tempo), an opener resistant to impulse will stop off to bid 2NT or 3H when descriptive, which unfortunately wouldn’t include 3 anemic diamonds. To cover the latter case, we need to bid not 2S, but 3D.
David Caprera's bidding problem: Kx Qxx Txx AKJTx
3D is the only “informed” route to 3NT, when best, opposite three matching low diamonds.
David Caprera's bidding problem: Kx Qxx Txx AKJTx
Let us raise a glass to this toast: “Game before slam”.
David Caprera's bidding problem: Kx Qxx Txx AKJTx
Much of the time, 2NT will get raised. Ugh.
Playing With a Bot (PWB) test
OK, goes: “i”, then “t” ?
The law won
Mike: Specifically what “quite well”?
The law won
MM: Situation #2 itself contradicts the contention of your post below my 1st, and other “challenging” scenarios come to mind say nothing of wrong-siding a shaky notrump partial.
The law won
Even though 1D shows 2+, #2 is a hand in search of a system with a matching diamond raise as opposed to a 1NT response.
David Caprera's bidding problem: T8xx KQ9xx xxx x
A 3H fit-jump says that opener’s heart holding is pivotal in deciding how high to compete; that’s just the message I’d like to send with this (positionally-improved) H holding.
Steve White's bidding problem: 82 AJ4 KJT9 AKT9
As pd would take 4NT as RKB, 5S is the way to say “You’re on your own in the trump suit”. IMO this hand slots just barely below that bid.

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