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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
2 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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How would you bid this hand differently?
Hearts-diamonds-hearts shows extra values you don’t have.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: K4 AJ74 862 K985
A lot of this hinges on East’s proclivities (if known/alleged). Assuming s/he had available a 2D preempt, this wudda been the perfect time for it *unless* holding too good a hand. 2H.
Can Eser Yurtsever's bidding problem: AKQJx J 92 AKxxx
Michaels. Why would we not want to show a 2-suiter before things get out of hand? (For all we know, the 1S-bidder has a wk hand with 4 hearts and < 4 spades.)
Jarek Langer's bidding problem: KQ753 5 Q8763 A2
Thank you. Pass at MP’s, 2NT at imps.
David Sackett's bidding problem: J KJ642 AKT873 A
... whereas X presents no problem when partner has < 3 hearts and 2+ diamonds and/or the opps go nuts in 1 or both black/s?
Can Eser Yurtsever's bidding problem: Txx AQx T98 Kxxx
Suppose the Michaels bidder had clubs rather than diamonds. Would North be content with 3H then? The OP 3H bid cudda represented a yarborough with 3 hearts. 2NT was indicated.
Partnership Defense
Right you are. (I temporarily forgot that a H pitch would be forthcoming on the dQ.)
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AQ62 AJT2 A2 T97
For every time you prevent -3 or 4 digits by eschewing a X, you will miss or wrong-side a good contract maybe 8-9 times.
Partnership Defense
Charles, don’t you mean when the dAK are split? If both were “onside”, East’s natural inclination to lead hearts would suffice to set the contract.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AT84 A4 QJT KQT6
Nonetheless, it’s “a method” as opposed to “no method” of expressing SI below game. A common modification— apparently in use here—of Jacoby 2NT, is to rebid 3C with any minimum-range hand. Two “inferences available” to opener are refusal to sigh off over both 3C and 3NT.

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