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Bob Heitzman
Bob Heitzman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 17, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary; avid interests in bidding theory and professional basketball; teaching the games to 5 grandsons, ages 3-9.

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
bobh1
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
If pass is forcing, then double means I have a preference to defend vs. bidding on. If pass is not forcing, double means imo it's our deal, although I don't know whether we should be defending or declaring. It implies transferable values. With KQ-eighth and out, partner can ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Memo to the ACBL: You can't push on a string.
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
Wait...I thought we were trying to get away from the IOC. Seriously, the 100 yd dash is about as different from a bridge tournament as a bridge tournament is from a baseball game.
Playing with Michael Rosenberg against WalterAvarelli and the BlueTeam
Jan, You wrote: "I tested two good (very strong) players who did not see the deal before, and in my test they just looked at the cards and thought and thought without coming up with a good answer." I can assure you that I would have no idea of how ...
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: K52 QJ9643 --- A975
If you ever see me passing this hand call an ambulance; I prolly had a stroke.
Playing with Michael Rosenberg against WalterAvarelli and the BlueTeam
Ok, sorry I offended you. But a more helpful reaction would be to explain exactly what Avarelli did on this deal that was so brilliant.
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
Chris I'm surprised that you found my statement that the second-place team were "imaginary winners" incomprehensible, because the rest of what you wrote above actually makes my case. In a KO event, where the team that won is found to be cheating, for all we know one of the ...
Playing with Michael Rosenberg against WalterAvarelli and the BlueTeam
I'm not exactly sure what this deal demonstrates. How was he supposed to play it? To me the point of the deal is Barnet's play of the 2 of s. If it was Avarelli in that seat and he had played the 9, then I would see the ...
Gert Villumsen's bidding problem: 2 AQJ93 AT8432 T
At these colors 2N could be pretty weak and I have the world's fair. Why not try for slam and let partner know about my 6th diamond on the way. If he rebids 4N, I'll give up reluctantly.
The History of History (Part 1)
Thx Steve, I wasn't aware where the phrase came from. It has an innocuous ring to it.
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