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Robert Ellison
Robert Ellison
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 8, 2015
Last Seen
July 6
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Originally from New Mexico.  Graduate of University of Texas and have lived in the southwestern part of the United States most of my life.  Now living in exile in Wichita, Kansas.  My cat, "Sammie" was rescued from a shelter.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Recently played at the Circolo del Bridge di Firenze while on trip to Tuscany and had a wonderful time. Thank you Italy!
Bridge Accomplishments
Regular Bridge Partners
Gina Austin Fresh
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Unit 132 (Wichita)
Favorite Tournaments
Chicago NABC, Albuquerque
Favorite Conventions
Limit Raises all the time!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A QTxx AKQxxx Ax
Adam's bidding is in agreement with a style recommended by Augie Boehm in "Wielding the Axe," chapter 12, p.63.
Question concerning negative (non-forcing) freebids at the two level
My partner and I added this basic structure last year but struggle with 10-12 point hands with a 5CM. When I make a negative free bid in this range and we miss game she tells me she doesn't want to play negative free bids anymore. It's a struggle ...
An Extra Chance
I have the U.S. issue and it is well-worn, creased and frayed, and still in my library.
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
1 (1) 2 (2) P (4). In my original post I had forgotten my partner opened 1. Without 4-4 majors I didn't want to make a negative double. 1 would show 5-cards so I cue bid. Nobody in the field found the ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
Just tonight my club's own resident expert bid 2 over my 2 cue bid (A432 873 9 AKQ54). 1 (1) 2 (2) P (4). After a lead the dummy came down QJ9 KQJ5 KQ763 2. I won the club, played A ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
Yes, Richard, it was a great bid. My partner held K875 A92 A8 10863. Declarer 107 1064 J10542 J97. He was going to settle in 5X when we double 4. It just didn't work out this time. I didn't want to hit it holding A432 and ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
When an experienced player psyches against an inexperienced player my opinion of him drops, even though the psyche falls within the rules. The psyche is often accomplished with great glee and destroys the victim, who at his level of experience does not have the mental toughness to handle it.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
#’s 13 and 15 stand out.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
The great Frank Vine would call them “resulters!”
Are You My Mother?
Yes,John Deutschendorf (John Denver) from Fort Worth. His dad was a B-58 pilot...John evidently was not as good a pilot. I believe "Leavin' on a Jet Plane" was written while he was attending Texas Tech. Maybe John Denver's mother played Bridge ...?

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