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Bridge Winners Profile for Zachary Madden

Zachary Madden
Zachary Madden
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 8, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bethesda, formerly Philadelphia, formerly Chicago.  Bridge has taken me to 104 cities across 31 of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia), Canada, and Spain.  Looking forward to seeing more.


Redoubled contracts made (all in live ACBL-sanctioned games): 2C, 3C, 4C, 5C, 6C, 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 1H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 1S, 3S, 4S, 5S, 7S, 1NT, 3NT.  21 down, 14 to go...

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I like to redouble things
Regular Bridge Partners
Jin Hu, Adam Kind, Oren Kriegel
Favorite Tournaments
Blues, anything involving BAM
Favorite Conventions
Penalty double. I guess that's not a convention.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Superbowl Homework
Fair enough. For sure, I've lost matches by one IMP before.
Superbowl Homework
I'm sure teammates will be delighted with that rationale when LHO turns out to be 5242 with QT tight of clubs. "Sorry, I played the diamond ten to try for the overtrick. How was I to get this right?" "Unlucky."
Superbowl Homework
Why is everyone trying to take *three* of the last four tricks?
Board 9, 22 January
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge...
Sleeping on the couch, again
Because it’s penalty?
Sleeping on the couch, again
Yeah, but you were in 5, not a partscore. Your auction, for better or worse, was 2 (X) 3 (3N) P (P) 4 (5)
Are these weak 2-bids?
From the ACBL Alert Procedures (which may have changed with the new charts): "If it is your partnership style to routinely open hands with fewer than 10 HCP, preempt with very weak (frequently worse than Qxxxxx) suits, and/or make overcalls with fewer than 6 HCP at the one-level or ...
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: T9 AKT987x AJ9x ---
Why can’t it possibly be GSF? If I were 100% sure of that I’d agree that it stands out, but...
Your UI ruling?
Man, and I thought I had it rough being an asshole.
What is this bid?
Agreed. 1) if we agreed to play fit jumps elsewhere, literally the first thing we agreed was “splinter only in their suit”, or we didn’t agree to play them 2) if we didn’t, and we haven’t discussed this bid, why is partner making it? Just make the ...

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