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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
an hour 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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Andy Caranicas's lead problem: 74 Q2 7632 A9532
It the OP system.
Jon Gassaway's bidding problem: K53 863 AJT8 AK4
JG: If such dilemmas rarely arose, 2D non-forcing would be more popular. If for whatever reason you persist in adoring that treatment, you need either to lump into a single call all good hands with more than three spades and/or (more perversely) designate as forcing a competitive jump-response in ...
Shailesh Gupta's bidding problem: AKxxx ATxx xx Kx
SG: As a “necessary courtesy” to respondents, please indicate (1) whether systemically X guaranteed 4 hearts, and (2) what the systemic prerequisites are for 3C directly over 2D.
Shailesh Gupta's bidding problem: AKxxx ATxx xx Kx
Good point. “2/1” gets high marks only for brevity.
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
After the “note to self”, here’s a note to others: when I type “;-)” (winking) as opposed to “:-)”, it means “I’m only kidding”. :-)
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
I for one exempt David C. from the usual denunciation of “explanatory” answer options: (1) he was interested at least as much in the reason as in the call chosen, and (2) painstakingly he attempted to list all the main possible reasons, not just his own.
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
Note to self: When opposing the advocates of FP, raise 3m to 4 holding hands with which I normally raise to 5. ;-)
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
How could Pass possibly be forcing here? Who plays that 4S shows 10 tricks in hand?
Forcing to what?
”Other”. With an 8-card fit already confirmed, responder could have bid 3S with a simple game invitation in that strain. Hence it would appear that responder is either (a) about to show SI in spades or (b) assessing the playability of NT (“showing” in hearts, given the opps’ introduction of ...
ABC RKC Igrec Zed
(With 5+ of one suit and 4 of another, however, “expanded” Kokish leaves us better-placed.)

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