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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
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Howard Miller
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Kenton Schoen
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Paul Block
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Zero tolerance at club games (club directors' comments are appreciated)
Sounds like there was a "history" between E and S
2H and 2S in fourth seatrd s
My preference is something like 14+ to 17, a hand that would open 1M then jump to 3M over partner's response...
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: T75 AK8 A64 K763
Pass = Some extras (No spade stopper); 3C = minimum hand; 2NT = mild extras + spade stopper, 3NT = extras + spade stopper
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
I would argue that 7000 tables strong - nothing is wrong
Memphis Natl Fast Pairs win taken away by Directors
I think you lose all credibility in the matter reacting like that
Michaels Crazy
not sure this is an alert per the alert charts (Cue bids are generally alertable only if natural). We have one pair that plays top - bottom cue bids rather than michael's, it bit me twice before I learned to ask.....
A suit combination
I am not sure I understand the reasoning for the best line for 3-tricks when E plays an honor -- could it not be right to lead the J on the 2nd round playing E for K10 or Q10 (2-cases) vs. 1 case of KQ doubleton. (I am sure I am ...
Not Losing Money on NABCs
I am thinking this is a joke/ parody? Perhaps I am wrong and it is serious proposal but it does not seem like it
Your call
I am raising diamonds in both cases
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: AT9854 Q4 A432 Q
That kind of what I am doing ( after the fact I guess not at the time I did not feel like pursuing this. There are other considerations than the just the immediate score)

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