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Scott Needham
Scott Needham
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Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
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about me

Grew up in Kansas, and left as soon as was polite for schooling in LA. Thought I wanted to be a scientist. Huh.


Learned K-S in college and played a bit at the old Wild Whist in Westwood. Then I moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 1978 and took the next 30 years off (with only sporadic club experience in the Denver area). Started playing regularly again in Boulder, Colorado, and played my first sectional and regional tournaments. Learned to love Bracket 2/3 KOs. Favorite tournament: Palm Springs. Much prefer 10 & 3 schedules. Worst bridge characteristic: Black Hole Moments when I leave the planet and do really stupid stuff, usually when declaring. 


Former scuba diver, beach bum, general laborer, rocknroll bum/writer, ski bum, carpenter, bartender and tax lien investment fund manager. Currently, reformed (retired) lawyer, orphan, very happy husband, parental unit and grandfather.


More personal disclosure than I have ever done. Weird.

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Is anyone else having problems with the deal source hand generator on BBO?
Lately, I have had problems with the "constraint sets" option--I'm 98% sure I do it correctly but the hands bear no resemblance to my wishes.
Minimum number of !Cs?
Why can't it be a cue Kx(x)?
Help me with a team game on BBO
Help me with a team game on BBO
Help me with a team game on BBO
Paul, awesome resource! But I can't find a header or link called 'Advanced topics....' As usual, I suspect User Error.
Help me with a team game on BBO
I'm guessing that the invitation hits them when they sign on: Reserved seats.
Your response structure to exclusion keycard?
0/3 1 2 2 or 0/3 1 2 with an ask after each
Colorado 1st Fatality from Corona-19 Virus- Bridge Player
Yes. That kind of XiV19 "outbreak" tracing is important analytically, and it should lead to the kind of I/O model that will be critical to getting an economy staggering to its feet again. At this point, especially in 'hot spot' areas, testing seems more useful to triage cases and ...
Cpmpetitive bids the Scanian way. New book by Mats Nilsland, gratis download as pdf
Sometimes I think I like reading about advanced bridge more than I do playing it. Will probably go on the same shelf with Robson-Segal, Hughes and a couple others. Thank you.
Re Learning Precision
Either is more logical and communicative in structure than the 1990s style relay ask/tell system I've been trying to learn. The key is that responder is provided HCP buckets, opener is allowed several specific sequences to show very big hands and there is actually some shape information exchanged ...

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