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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Open Toronto Discussion Thread
I have been learning the habit, when the opponents bid to 3NT, to consider doubling. Too wimpy to ever actually do it, but hoping to take that next step soon.
Open Toronto Discussion Thread
Steve, good to meet you in person and play with you, but I think if you had Allan Falk on your team instead of me, the results would have been better.
Open Toronto Discussion Thread
I went through US customs in Heathrow about 20 years ago (and missed my connection as a result).
Alan Frank's bidding problem: T9 AJ75432 QT3 8
At the table, I made the normal 4 call, transferring as Robin noted. I considered 2, but did not think that would accomplish much. In retrospect, I thought I should have bid 1NT.
Tuesday Spingold matches on Vugraph
12 choose 4 is not quite 700. 12x11x10x9=11,880. Dividing by 4! gives 495. Still too many for a poll. Still hoping BW will add multi-answer polls. I suppose you could use Survey Monkey.
Preemptive in competition
If you had the 9, 6 would make.
Open Toronto Discussion Thread
This morning (Monday) at 9:00, I was able to go straight through with no wait. The waiting area was full, so the speed was not due to it being a slow time. It is also a very small airport, so you don't need to allow 15 minutes just ...
GNT Final: District 9 vs. District 21
And even if it were from North, diamond, club through, heart to the jack, last club, etc.
Which Ace?
East doesn't know whether West will be able to read the signal, but perhaps he will have the opportunity to complete it before West needs to know. I don't see that as a reason not to try.
Open Toronto Discussion Thread
I'm about to leave. Had a great time--no bad restaurants, excellent service at the Residence Inn (two blocks away), good playing areas with reasonably local bathrooms, and enjoyed the CN Tower, a harbour cruise, and a bike ride. Not to mention good partner, teammates, and dinner companions.

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