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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
4 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.  Currently living in Southern Maryland (a hour SE of Washington DC) working at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABC 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
Copy of Tracy and Maureen Brines
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Howard Miller
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Kenton Schoen
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Paul Block
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2 over 1
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Rajeev Jog's bidding problem: 9 QJT853 Q4 AKQ9
2H at MP's. 2C at IMPS.
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: J83 A82 K93 Q543
Funny, I was thinking just the opposite....
Winston Chang's bidding problem: KT865 --- QJ65 T752
how does partner know that hearts are going to get raised to the 4-level
What is minimum hcp you need to rebid 1NT opposite a passed hand?
more to it than just avoiding a disaster Rainer - partner has to be able to take your bidding seriously. If everything is wide-ranging than everything ends up being a guess.
Paul Block's bidding problem: 4 KJ93 AK986 KJ9
A little heavy for 1nt, but with no fit - take it slow.
When NOT to explore a 4-4 fit?
Read Kit Woolsey's excellent book "Matchpoints". He has several pages devoted to this subject (Maybe even a whole chapter if memory serves). By far the best reference I have seen.
Winning Pair Event Versus Team Event
The way the question is phrased definately leads to one answer over the other.....
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: Q J AKQ753 AK983
A wimpy 3NT looks right on this non-fitting hand.
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
Just like some with take more than the allotted time to play a hand, regardless of how much time they are given....
How many tricks?
Technically, he is right - the clubs are all good. Too bad he only gets 4 of them.....

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