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Bob Heitzman
Bob Heitzman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 17, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary; avid interests in bidding theory and professional basketball; teaching the games to 5 grandsons, now ages 5-11.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A sectional swiss ten+ years ago where my team tied for first with a team that included several world class players; my partner was my daughter, Carla, and my teammates were my wife, Helen and our friend Alex Perlin.
Bridge Accomplishments
100+ sectional and regional wins; 2 seconds in NABC+ events
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Perlin, James Sundstrom, Mike Prahin, Alex Allen, Jeff Morgan
Member of Bridge Club(s)
(the original) Cavendish in NYC
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals; my favorite site is Wash DC; second favorite is New Orleans except the food is too good to play bridge well
Favorite Conventions
Drury Doubles; Ultra Hi Def
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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What Does This Double Mean?
Borrowing terminology from LC, I call doubles in competitive auctions where one side or both has bid and raised a suit--so we have strong evidence that the deal is not a misfit--"law-enforcing". Overcaller should normally pass but if he passed previously with extra heart length or club shortness, he ...
Eli Jolley's bidding problem: Txxx Kxx AQxxxx ---
Then again, WE could be missing a slam if I pass. My thought process is I would have opened 1.
Dick Bruno's bidding problem: A4 AQ4 AKT43 AK4
I'm pretty sure Rubens would tell us that 4 is's one of his favorite themes. As for 4N, who knows? I think it's more likely than not that we have them all and there is no reliable way to find out. I guess I ...
David Caprera's bidding problem: 5 AQ86 8542 AK75
I would have thought of all people that Aviv would go with the active cue.
Another 2N-bid
So basically partner had the choice of defending 2 or getting to 3N. What happened to all the space in between?
Another 2N-bid
KJx Kxx Axx Txxx
Gazzilli Question
For the really strong hands, I bid immediately above 2M after 1M-1N. The strong 1M-1N-2 hand-type is an intermediate-strength unbalanced hand. E.g., with both majors I'd bid 1-1N-2-2-3, which is natural and non-forcing. I also play that 1M-1N-2-2M is a "strong-weak" preference--it ...
Another 2N-bid
In these days of competitive auctions where nobody has their bid, it important to have a way to show some values. 2N is that way. All they have done is bid and raise a major; we could still have a game, and if we do, there's a fair chance ...
Gazzilli Question
I play a variation of gazzilli where 1M-1N-2-2 is an artificial weak bid. 1-1N-2-2-2 then says that opener has the weak 2 variation with 2-3 hearts, while 2 shows 0-1 heart. This treatment is similar to the way some play bart. In ...
Ron Smith's bidding problem: Q9 K32 A AKJT987
Playing with myself, 2N. Playing 2/1 with a stranger, 2, hopefully in tempo.

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