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Robert Leese
Robert Leese
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 17, 2016
Last Seen
Sept. 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Probably sacrificing in a Grand W v R in a team game at Chicago Nationals with a void and no A's and getting away with -500 with a small slam cold for -1430 by opps. 930pt swing.
Bridge Accomplishments
Working on them.
Regular Bridge Partners
Marshall Thomas, John Banker, Si Zimmerman, Keith Kimball
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Multiple Southern NH and Northern MA clubs.
Favorite Tournaments
Recent Providence and DC Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Weak 2 and 3 Spades for effectiveness. More important to understand the purpose and implications of what you play than to pick favorites.
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Robert Leese's bidding problem: AQJT86 --- --- AJT9874
I actually agree with you. When putting the question into BW, I just didn't see how to get the vote prior to providing the synopsis. It was more a way of soliciting an opinion on a rare hand (my last one color hand was 35+ years ago) than getting ...
Robert Leese's bidding problem: AQJT86 --- --- AJT9874
Thanks. Interesting treatment and possibilities from it.
Robert Leese's bidding problem: AQJT86 --- --- AJT9874
That might've worked well here, with all roads leading to 4S, or perhaps more bidding could've helped you and P to decide whether to leave X of 5d in. I wish I had written the hand down or could remember the H's in the hand but time ...
Congratulations to Adam and Zach!
I'm a bit late to this forum, but (except for the table experiences) second everything Robin said above.
Robert Leese's bidding problem: AQJT86 --- --- AJT9874
At the table, I elected to bid the game I felt was most likely to make, 4S, with the realization that I might miss a slam, but after the opening bid and missing SK,CK,CQ I felt 2 losers were likely. 1S has a lot to be said for ...
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: 752 QT87 A43 Q72
I'm not wild about bidding anything here without knowing more about opps 4441 agreement and the doubling agreements, but the X's would both be takeout-oriented in my partnerships, so I old my nose and bid the lowest place with which my partner may agree. Given the usual responses ...
Robert Leese's bidding problem: AKQxxxx xx --- KQT9
That also works fine in IMP's, and it can still be converted to 7NT in MP play.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KJ9xxx Txx --- KJxx
I bid 3S but I think it really comes down to whether it is easier to obtain forgiveness for bidding this from your partner afterwards or permission to be so aggressive ahead of time. If your partner is a strict by-the-booker, P is going to be a lot more harmonious.
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: K9 KQ863 Q975 75
Given your agreements, which would also be mine with most partners, I see nothing wrong with 3D, which accurately describes your shape. Partner is going to bid again, you appear misfit in spite of your HCP, and 3N may be the best strain if P bids it. Pass whatever game ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A4 5432 AQ65 752
Playing standard NegX and 1S, one does indeed curse the bridge gods(demons?) with this hand. I hate to pass just because there is no good bid, but that was my vote here. The weak NT comment below is noteworthy. It may be whoever wins this auction gets the negative ...

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