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Zachary Madden
Zachary Madden
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Member Since
May 8, 2012
Last Seen
40 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bethesda, formerly Philadelphia, formerly Chicago.  Bridge has taken me to 107 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
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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How Not To Fill Out a Convention Card Part 1
I don't really think X by a preemptor as "I want to bid again" is a customized agreement, given that I have successfully made that call undiscussed with "occasional" (the original poster's description) partners myself, and have seen others do likewise. But as I said, I don't ...
How Not To Fill Out a Convention Card Part 1
I'd just hit 4 myself. In the auction 3 (P) 3NT (4) most of my partnerships play opener's X to mean "I have extra offense and want to bid again". Although I don't play gambling 3NT, that's probably what I'd want to ...
Ron Smith's bidding problem: xxx xxx --- KJ8xxxx
Hey, I’m depraved on account I’m deprived!
Ron Smith's bidding problem: xxx xxx --- KJ8xxxx
I’m sure I’d bid 3 too but I’ve picked up this type of hand before not playing WJS so sticking with my answer (and my -300 or whatever).
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Thanks Don
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?

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