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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

Depending on where one puts the line between expert and intermediate, I'm on one side or the other.  I've played twice on the last day of an NABC+ event.  With two kids and a full-time job developing software, I don't get to play as much as I'd like.  I'm interested in theory, laws, & tournament organization; I've been involved in rulemaking for chess and Scrabble in the past.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Criss-cross overtaking trump squeeze
Bridge Accomplishments
Overalls in Fall '09 NABC+ Swiss, 7th in '14 Fall 10K Swiss
Regular Bridge Partners
Stephanie Hamilton, Eric Schwartz
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
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ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Jeff Lehman's bidding problem: QT AQJT4 AQ96 42
I would double with the same hand but 2=4=5=2.
In the Well: Russ Jones
Sounds like you have a smart 7-year old. Maybe you will be allowed to go away on a weekend when she is ready to partner you at a tournament :-).
In the Well: Russ Jones
Do you plan to use your accounting expertise directly as President, or will you stay out of that level of detail.
Why I suck at matchpoints (part 2)
It is certainly good to have a way to show both red suits with greater length on either. Is there some general principle by which double/correct shows while 2NT/correct shows ?
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
Peter, this is exactly why the director should be polling peers of the player faced with the UI decision.
Build a Fence
See for a discussion of the difference. And keep in mind that the censors are already having a hard time with a president named Trump. Maybe Gary Hart will come back to run against him?
Build a Fence
Would South have bid 3 in that case?
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
What about when partner has AKxx Qx Qxx Ax and you get to play 6 instead of 3NT. Or if she has AKQx Qx Qxx xx or Axxxx QJx QTx xx?
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
1-2 will almost always get us to the right strain. It will occasionally get us too high, but only if partner is within a narrow range of strength, and even then our concentrations may make up for being a jack or two shy.
What has partner got?
Despite the agreement, I think that hand should bid 4. It is very unlikely that responder has a singleton and conveying the general message of the hand below game is more important than worrying about which suit has which type of control.

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