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Steve Robinson
Steve Robinson
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 19, 2011
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me
I worked as a programmer til I retired in 1996. I've been married since 1976 and have a daughter 32 years old.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
tearing up and playing 9 diamonds when playing in my club void
Bridge Accomplishments
winning Rosenbloom in 1986
Regular Bridge Partners
Peter Boyd
Member of Bridge Club(s)
washington bridge league
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Takeout or penalty
You should be able to tell by looking at your spades. If you have zero or one spade its penalty. If you have 3 or 4 its takeout.
District 7 Columbia/Atlanta Regionals are A GO!
I hope they put out an email to their members asking how many players would attend.
Direct Cue Over Weak 2S (Poll)
The problem with leaping Michaels is that you can't play in 3NT. Partner has AJ10x/xx/xx/AJ10xx where you're forced to play in 4hearts when partner has the red suits. Therefore 2spades - 3spades is Michaels but a 5-5 hand willing to play 3NT. Leaping Michaels is more ...
(1m) - X - (1M) - X
This what Peter and I play and I think we got this from Meckwell After (1club) double (1spade) double = penalties, 2clubs = standard cue bid 2spades - shows hearts what most players would jump to 3HTs with 3hearts = five hearts and 5-8 points (mixed raise) After (1club) double (1heart) double = penalties 2clubs ...
Count or Attitude
I play UPDCA however, I think the Jack is too important to play from Jxx or Jxxx when the queen is in dummy. Therefore the Jack is only played with a doubleton or singleton. So from J32, I'd play the 3. From J432, I'd play the 4. From ...
Precision Biddding On BBO Today
You can ALWAYS call the Director. Whether the Director gives you something is another problem. You did learn something. When the auction goes 1minor - 3NT or 1minor - 2NT, you should always ask if the responder can have a 4-card major.
Lynn Deas R.I.P.
I'm amazed that Lynn did as well as she did because of her handicap. She played all over the world where the playing areas, hotels and airports weren't up to American standards for handicapped individuals. I can't fathom the extra effort she had to put in to ...
Is it possible to turn off automatic explanation of robot bids?
Don't use robots. If you're at a teaching table sit in all four seats. That way you can bid all four hands the way you want to. You can actually put in a dumb bid and when you get complaints you can undo it.
Impolite to compliment partner?
If I think partner played a hand or defended a hand well, I will tell him away from the table and tell him. Otherwise, I think it's rude to compliment partner in front of the opponents. If an opponent asks me if he could have done better, I usually ...
Does a 2!c response to 1!d opening deny a 4+ card major?
I've never heard of responding 2clubs with four if you have a four-card-major even if your major is xxxx and your clubs are AKQJ

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