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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player/teacher/writer and Bridge Winners admin. When not playing bridge I'm writing plays. Or more accurately procrastinating, telling myself I should be working on a play. I live on Cape Cod and am on the boards of EMBA (Unit 108), District 25, and New England Youth Bridge (

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching partner play 5C with an 8-4 trump split.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few top 10s, including 4th in Wernher Pairs with a frisky 14-year-old.
Regular Bridge Partners
No one who plays bridge can be considered "regular."
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BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
We're very aware of this. Our plan is to use the results of the polls to create a system that we feel is playable. That well might mean we go against a few of the individual poll results in order to have a cohesive system. But it can't ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Just a reminder that we our goal is a simple, natural system that intermediates can play. We'll get to expert agreements eventually. Feel free to discuss more complicated agreements, but when answering the polls please keep this goal in mind.
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
All of our books and some merchandise are available at the book seller.
Low Road
fixed. thanks
Hobson's Choice
Good point. I switched the minors.
Hobson's Choice
How often do you miss good games with this structure/philosophy? Does opener have a choice other than pass with a shapely maximum with 3-card support? I'm imagining hands like: KQxxx xx Axx xxx Axx KJxx KQxxx x
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
My experience is that it's not the overcall that is disruptive (unless it's at the 3-level), it's advancer's jump raise that is really tough to deal with. So I strongly prefer bids with no guesswork as to my suit(s) so partner can jump with a ...
A NLM KO Event
The whole point of a KO is that it's bracketed, so that everyone is playing people around their level. Rather than a new event, you just need to market a normal KO to newer players and educate them about what it is and whom they'll be playing.
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
Hey guys. Thanks for being in the Well. If you were put in charge of the ACBL or the WBF, what would be your top priorities for enhancing and growing the game?
Big Ideas
Masterpoints are part of the reason many skip the Swiss, but all the waiting around in a Swiss event is another reason. I don't like to play a Swiss without a book to read between rounds. Electronic results reporting and assignment posting would make a difference.

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