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Bob Heitzman
Bob Heitzman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 17, 2010
Last Seen
10 minutes 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
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Ron Smith's bidding problem: 972 AQJ K8752 92
I would have bid 5 over the double--it is unrealistic to think we'll be allowed to play 4-doubled. It's not so much that I crave a diamond lead, but I'd like to give partner the option of weighing in over 5. When he doesn ...
Patrick Bocken's bidding problem: A95 KT7 986 9863
It took a lot of discussion to get around to what 2N means in this situation. I know a lot of people play that 2N is never natural in competitive auctions. I don't play that--I play that 2N means this is my suit. I just wasn't strong enough ...
Geeske Joel's bidding problem: AQJ6 642 KQJ92 K
I think 1-1M-2 should not show 44 in the minors. That hand-type is much more likely to belong in 1N. That's one reason I open 1 with this shape--there are many others. My style might be a bit extreme but it is based on the premise ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: --- AK AQJ96 AJT543
On this issue of whether 3-p-3N can ever be pulled... No doubt there are hand-types where 3n is the last making contract--I'm thinking mostly of a long running suit and stoppers in their suits. 3N could also just be a generally good hand with a lot of hcp ...
Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: A93 975 KT83 AT3
I have noticed that opening 11-counts without a 5-card major or a 6-card minor quite often leads to an unhappy result. I agree that the quality of high cards and the spots are nice, but 4333 more than compensates for any redeeming values.
Geeske Joel's bidding problem: AQJ6 642 KQJ92 K
I open 1 with 4144. Over 1, I usually rebid 1N.
Jim Munday's bidding problem: AQxx AQJxx xx xx
At matchpoints I might feel constrained to double. At imps I am content to defend 3 hoping to be on the right side of zero.
Markus Eble's bidding problem: 965 AKT53 A52 Q9
I doubt if I will ever be a good enough player to pass 3 with 13 prime hcp opposite an opening bid.
Richard Granville's bidding problem: AQJ7 8 865 KQ974
Yss 3D will work out ok unless he thinks you belong in diamonds, which admittedly is remote. But 2 will ALWAYS work out ok, and also leaves partner more room to describe his hand.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AQT9874 --- 6432 53
I think you are trying to prove that 3N can never be removed. This poll proves nothing of the sort. For one thing, popularity does not equate with reality--it only shows that most people would not remove 3N with a hand that someone (ok it was me) suggested might be ...

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