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Bob Heitzman
Bob Heitzman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 17, 2010
Last Seen
6 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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We Double Their Michaels
The standard treatment is "I may want to penalize them; don't bid in front of me." Many who play this don't play that partner's pass of their runout is forcing, creating problems. In this particular case, playing it as a spade raise makes some sense, imo, but ...
Richie Schwartz, R.I.P.
I think of all the sponsors I kibitzed on BBO over the years, Richie was the most creative.
What is 4!S?
imo. the first answer is correct, and the second is playable if you agree that 3 shows 4+ s and 4 shows 3-4 spades and 4-5 diamonds, in which case it denies a heart control. I personally prefer to have a way to make a slam try in ...
What is 4!S?
I contend that another reason he might had for bidding 3 is he felt his hand was too good for 1N-2-2-4.
What is 4!S?
The only question I have is: does opener have to have 4 s?
What is 4!S?
4 would definitely be a slam try. rkc in diamonds seems reasonable with 4N available for rkc in spades. sr just slam interest in those suits. Or a cue in support of a suit to be named later. absent discussion would assume the last.
What is 4!S?
Jeff I agree that the meaning of 4 is critical. I would prefer it not exist, as the games being offered (for the moment) are 3N and 4. If you insist it does exist, I think it should show 3-4 spades and a diamond control.
2NT and puppet stayman
I do like puppet over 1n. I will never give up opening 1n with a 5-card major. I do have some rules--eg, I won' do it with a 5-card major, a worthless doubleton, and a 4-card side suit. Otherwise bombs away. It has incredible preemptive value; you get to explore ...
2NT and puppet stayman
I do not play puppet for two reasons--one is that having to memorize many sequences that might come up once a year or so is not a productive use of partnership time. And puppet is not viable if you don't do things as discussed above. E.g., modified ogust ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AK6 A63 AQ97532 ---
I think I said it is standard or a viable leaf of standard which pretty much captures your sentiment Marshall.
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