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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
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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.

email:  probridge@me.com

Country
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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Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: A53 7 AKQ96 A854
You’re free to disagree with my reason for disagreeing, but not with the fact that I disagree...agreed? ;-)
Can Korkmaz's bidding problem: Ax Kxxxxx Kxxx A
I agree. As we neither doubled 2H nor bid 3H, partner ought not “hope” for better hearts here.
Can Korkmaz's bidding problem: Ax Kxxxxx Kxxx A
Lynn, you just don’t listen...an undesirable trait in general, but particularly in a special-interest forum. For the umpteenth time, “x” is short for “the functional equivalent of a deuce”. As such, replacement with a spot that might matter is simply NOT PERMISSIBLE.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: A53 7 AKQ96 A854
I disagree...for the reason already given.
David Yates's bidding problem: AKQ3 A75 J KQ943
If East doesn’t have hearts, I’ll buy you a new ball cap. We’ve but 3; North eschewed a X, and West a 2H rebid.
David Yates's bidding problem: AKQ3 A75 J KQ943
“The other 2 players think the double was penalty.” Not necessarily; West could easily have a diamond stack (Michaels N/A to show that), and North can’t be certain which opponent has the diamond stack.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: A53 7 AKQ96 A854
IMO, 4C is preferable in that, unlike 3S, it guarantees 4-5 clubs & 5-6 diamonds as well as enough strength to handle a removal to “one too many” NT.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: A53 7 AKQ96 A854
(That wouldn’t qualify as “concealment”, as 2NT expressly denied a 4-card major.)
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
Mike, have you considered politics? In that arena, the knack for making a “bold” statement that no one can disagree with comes in very handy. ;-)
Luc Bellicaud's bidding problem: --- KQJx AKTxxx Kxx
If ever a 4-4/4-5 fit were preferable to a 6-3 fit, this is that time. North should declare—in hearts —lest the cK need protection. 4NT initially shows 6-7 diamonds & 4-5 clubs, but my removal to hearts will show a hand too good to bid 5H directly over 4S.
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