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Sylvia Shi
Sylvia Shi
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 24, 2011
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Quote from a friend who was learning bridge:

"remind me again who like the bridge dude is who makes all the wrong decisions but they turn out for the best

it was like retarded bunny or something"

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
7hxx 2940 off two cashers
Bridge Accomplishments
1st lebhar imp pairs, mixed Swiss 2015, gnt c 2012, world championship 2016
Regular Bridge Partners
Daniel korbel, Beth Palmer, Pamela granovetter
Favorite Tournaments
The nationals
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Shi-Berkowitz precision
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Shi Palmer
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Jane and Sylvia
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When they double 3NT
I like to play redouble is doubt. That way if partner redoubles and I leave it in and go down I can say, hey I wasn't the one who redoubled.
Should you duck Kx?
You will feel silly because covering would have ensured you of a trick. Whereas now you would have to rely on 1. Partner false carding 2. Declarer getting it wrong
Should you duck Kx?
You should cover because you should always take the legitimate play for the extra trick when you have nothing to go on. If partner has 109x you will feel pretty silly. Also if you cover quickly, declarer may still assume you have KT and try to drop it.
Where did East-West go so far wrong on this hand?
West initial pass fine. Dbl fine. This is not a forcing pass by any stretch of the imagination. Passed hand pushed into a game and also hard to imagine passed hand wants to bid at the 5 level. East should not double with 1 defensive trick. 5s is a real ...
Attracting New Bridge Players
Current generation of youth would be plenty happy to play a game called bumblepuppy. Look at the success of card games exploding kittens.. Unstable unicorns..
What's this double?
With no discussion I would assume penalty. In the long run, probably best to pay this specific double as takeout. I bet the likelihood of holding a penalty double here is nearing 0%. But it's such an infrequent and unlikely auction it doesn't really seem worth it to ...
What would you have done?
You should not call the director. If you think your opponents are cheating or have some weird agreement, just file a player memo. Then if it's a one time thing, nothing will come of it but if it happens repeatedly, there will be a record.
ACBL Taking Over Online Entries
I don't understand this April fools joke
Fielding Partner's Forgetfulness
1. Partner should ask what 2c means before he bids. It's a good general practice. 2. I would pass 2s. If the 2c bidder has clubs, there's no chance partner is trying to transfer to clubs. If partner thinks they goofed, they would just pass 2c and beat ...
Michael Seamon Junior USBC (Part 3)
I like a precision club opener on the hand with eight clubs. If you open 2C your partner will never play you for this good a hand. South might like the KQ of clubs, but could never envision a game with barely any stoppers and only a seven point hand ...

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