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Shawn Drenning
Shawn Drenning
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
5 hours 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
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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Sam Shawn
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2 over 1
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SF Hotel
The ACBL's room rate sold out? I'm surprised there are not more threads congratulating the ACBL for securing such an attractive room rate for its membership. Anyone who stayed at the Hilton in Hawaii should have gotten a guaranteed room here.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: KJ83 AKQJ 3 A963
Not a whole lot. I'm just imagining a hand where partner is not strong enough for 3H, but has long hearts. - xxxxxx Axx Kxxx slam is very good for instance (and if they lead a spade I think my worthless spade holding makes it essentially cold on 21 trumps)
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: KJ83 AKQJ 3 A963
I bid 4H, but we could easily miss a slam here
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AT5 --- AJ8532 KT97
How do you like to play over an inverted minor raise? I was not explicit, but with the 11-13 balanced hand I would frequently just bid 2NT even if not everything was stopped. Agree 3 as an initial splinter would be better (both on this hand and as an ...
Mindless revoke
If all we do when a pair revokes is restore equity, it seems that then the rules essentially incentive revokes because if I'm caught revoking, frequently I will not lose, but if I am not, I may gain a trick. This does not sit well with me because it ...
Mindless revoke
"I hate the revoke rule and its random effects, and would far prefer to play in a game where we simply restore the equity that existed before the revoke" I think this makes sense in a strong game where a revoke is likely to get noticed, but less so the ...
A better rating system
"And would anybody ever give that player the light of day if they actually cared about rankings and stuff" Sure, why not? Presumably this lady would have a low rating. I think what a rating system cannot capture though is that since bridge is a partnership game some element of ...
A better rating system
I get that a player who does well in a hard event is likely to do even better in a small club game (and to some degree vice versa), but it does still strike me as a little silly to say player A and player B both have rating X ...
A better rating system
I would think any decent rating system would account for this (it will not be a "good" result if you get a 70% playing with Rodwell against 0-49 players)
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: K74 KT KT765 A32
Yeah, it really seems like this problem completely depends on what your partner's standards are to bid here.

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