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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned to play bridge in college (Texas Tech University) where I studied Civil Engineering.  Joined the Navy in 95 and spent 15 years as an Officer on Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers.  Working at the Surry Nuclear Power Station, about an Hour SE of Richmond VA.  I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABCs and maybe an occassional regional.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Qualifying for the 3rd day of the National Open Swiss in Seattle in 2011; getting to play behind screens for the 1st time
Bridge Accomplishments
Numerous Regional Open wins; 2nd day of several major national pair events
Regular Bridge Partners
My wife, whom I taught to play
Member of Bridge Club(s)
VA Beach area and WA DC area
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, Hunt Valley, Norfolk (VA Beach)
BBO Username
OKB - TAB410, Tracyb on BBO (Rarely on BBO)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Howard Miller
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Copy of Favorite CC
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Paul Block
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Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
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A Decision I have never had to face before
Right - I messed it up Darn it -- that is the South hand..... Should be fixed now -- sorry and thanks -
When the wheels really come off the truck
I thought double was a call not a “bid”.
Meaning of 2N in this auction
Transfer or relay?
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: KJTx x Ax KQ9xxx
I held AQxxxx Jx Jxx AJ Should I have done more over 4hearts?
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
One of our local players at sectionals, whom has a National win, Never fills out a convention card. My wife calls him out on it every time we play against them, to the extent that playing in a Swiss he will sit the other way to avoid playing against us ...
IMP Pairs
The problem with IMP pairs is that each board is not worth the same amount. You better play the hard boards against the weak opponents or you haves hard time winning
ATB: Wrong red suit?
Perhaps the quality of the heart suit hand something to do with not bidding 3 hearts
I'm Sorry
In the Nuclear world we say "Feedback is a gift, and everyday is Christmas" this is especially true the bridge table as well.
1S (4H) 4N = ?
Not sure why Natural is not an option.
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
I have been known to respond, "yes, well done playing that hand against me" when I have misdefended....but I (mostly) grew out of it.

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