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Shawn Drenning
Shawn Drenning
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
12 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Austin, TX player.  Trying to get better.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
I have been on the cover of popular bridge publications such as the ACBL bridge bulletin
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Austin Bridge Center
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Sam Shawn
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Copy of Basic 2/1 card
2 over 1
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Listening in on Robot Post Mortem
I guess Oren's Bols tip would not have worked well here for declarer:
Declining the revoke penalty
"(I define nasty player as one who calls the director when I take a few extra seconds to make a call, one who berates and/or yells at his partner and opponents, one who gloats over good results" It seems to me you are doing people in games you direct ...
Money saving proposal.
I have long given up calling the director at the club when I can avoid it since most club directors (at least where I play) are not interested in making anything beyond very simple rulings (which is fine, I appreciate anyone taking the time to run a game). I like ...
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: 3 QT7643 KT742 6
You can still bid 3 if the auction goes X (3) P (P)
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: QJ4 AKQJ983 A7 J
I bid 2 at the table, but in the post-mortem could not figure out what I was thinking :). The other table bid 4 (which seemed like a bit much to me), which was a success when partner showed up with roughly Kx xxx xxxx xxxx. I'm not ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: A Q94 AKT653 J63
This is a pickup partnership so no firm agreements, but I believe 3 would be natural/naturalish and 3 would be force often looking for a stopper.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I get that members don't want to pay way more at this year's NABC just to help out the ACBL, but it seems pretty rough for the ACBL if last time members who had no intention of playing bridge booked using the bridge rate (but from the organization ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Well, at many NABCs the host hotel fills up, so it is not an issue.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Randy, I don't think that is *too* unreasonable if everyone knew ahead of time that entry fees might be higher if not enough people booked for the host hotel (or maybe better, start with higher entry fees and have lower entry fees if enough people book through the host ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I'm not attending Hawaii (because I don't want to play bridge if I go to Hawaii), but when I do attend NABCs/regionals, I strongly prefer staying in the host hotel (and dislike dealing with the discount sites and dislike AirBnB as a concept). I felt after booking ...

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