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Bob Simkins
Bob Simkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 8, 2012
Last Seen
17 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Reside in downtown Decatur, the most progressive city in Georgia. Love National League baseball, arts, and interesting dining, but bridge is my passion. Started playing in college but have had several long layoffs while I pursued other interests. Recently returned to playing serious bridge and have established some good partnerships; maybe I can become as good as I was when I was 30. Occasional vugraph commentator. ACBL Tournament Assistant.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The late night discussions at the Sand Bar or Fuzzy's Place and the Saturday night dances at tournaments.
Bridge Accomplishments
Atlanta Unit 2019 Sportsperson of the Year; Five Blue Ribbon qualifications in one tournament.
Regular Bridge Partners
Jennifer Williams
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Director at Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
It is great to renew friendships and see acquaintances at tournaments. My schedule through February 2021: Tallahassee FL, Hilton Head Island SC, Birmingham AL, Chattanooga TN, Columbus OH, St Simons Island GA, Gatlinburg TN, Montgomery AL, Tampa FL, Raleigh NC, Atlanta GA, Flat Rock NC, Birmingham AL, Covington GA, Montreal QC, Columbia SC, Macon GA, Asheville NC, Crossville TN, Savannah GA, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Knoxville TN, Hilton Head Island SC, Spartanburg SC, Tampa FL, Charleston SC, Pigeon Forge TN, Panama City FL, Hilton Head Island SC, Savannah GA
Favorite Conventions
Interested in playing a system similar to Grue - Moss: Precision when NV and in fourth seat any vul, open all 10s and some 9s in 1st and 2nd NV. 2/1 when vul. except fourth seat. Like 10 - 13 1NT in 1st and 2nd NV, 14 - 16 otherwise. Favorite conventions are Keller, Landy, Mixed jump raises, Transfer lebensohl, 3C puppet after 1NT, Serious 3NT, Last train. High tolerance for complexity in regular partnerships: Good/Bad 2NT; (1C) - 2C (Michaels) may be 5-4; Transfers after transfers; Negative doubles at 2- or 3-level after we open 1NT; 3 over 1 is invitational; Jacoby 2NT is limit raise +; 1M - 2C is 2+ game forcing; Reverse Flannery; Transfers through 2M-1 after they double our 1M opening or overcall; Meckstroth adjunct; (1M) - Pass - (2M) - 2NT = Michaels; 3rd/lowest leads versus suits or in partner's suit versus NT. I am very flexible and generally prefer to play whatever makes partner most comfortable. See my "Modern 2/1" convention card to see gadgets that I prefer.
BBO Username
BoBecky
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
Bob and Denny
[b]2 over 1 Game Forcing, 3 over 1 Natural Invitational (except 1M-3!d)[/b]
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Becky S. and Bob
[b]2 over 1 Game Forcing[/b]
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Bob's modern 2/1
[b]2/1 game forcing (2!c = 2+), 3/1 natural invitational[/b]
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Bob + Meg
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Jimmy
[b]2/1 game forcing, 3/1 natural invitational (except 1M-3!d)[/b]
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Garry and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob & Sara
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Jack
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Mickie
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Roy
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and George
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bill Cook and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Andy
[b]2/1 game forcing (2!c = 2+), 3/1 natural invitational[/b]
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Bob & Marshall
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Bob and Richard
[b]2 over 1 Game Forcing With Non-Forcing NT[/b]
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Bob and Jennifer
[b]2/1 game forcing, 3/1 natural invitational (except 1M-3!d)[/b]
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Bob and Roy's modern 2/1
[b]2/1 game forcing, 3/1 natural invitational (except 1M-3!d)[/b]
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Bob and Claudia
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and John Gilbert
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Al
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Carey and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Gary
[b]2/1 game forcing (2!c = 2+), 3/1 natural invitational[/b]
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Bob and Joan
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Ed Judy and Bob Simkins
]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Ronnie and Bob
[b]2 over 1 Game Forcing, 3/1 natural invitational[/b]
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Karolyn and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Becky Butler and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Beth Demers & Bob
[b][i][big]Precision[/big][/i][/b]
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How much extra is required for "seriousness"?
If slam is good opposite a perfect minimum, I have a serious slam try.
Jacoby 2 Nt Responses over interference
Jack, I want to thank you for posting this article. It always feels as if I can bid with impunity over their Jacoby 2NT; now I know why.
Jacoby 2 Nt Responses over interference
We play that double is penalty, and 3 of our major, 3NT, or jumps to the 4-level show the same as if there were no interference. New suit bids are cuebids and promise a singleton in the opponent's suit. May not cover all possibilities but easy to remember. Pass ...
UI created by partner's question?
Yes, I think most of us have let our curiosity get the best of us when we have no need to know (at least no need until the auction is over).
UI created by partner's question?
Why was North asking? Were they thinking about bidding something?
ACBL's Future 2020 & Beyond (San Francisco NABC Report)
We won Green Stamp certificates for wins and high finishes in events at the Nationals. They could be redeemed at the Green Stamp Store or for subscriptions to The Bridge World or Popular Bridge magazines.
Mark Jones's bidding problem: J95 K2 QJ92 AT54
Not silly, but I would need the spade King in place of the Jack.
Jacoby transfer followed by minor followups
Stayman followed by 2 is invitational with five spades just like we played before transfers became stylish. This treatment may occasionally wrong side a spade contract, but if opener really wants to struggle with a 2NT contract, he can bid that. Invitational hands with hearts can be handled by ...
Jacoby transfer followed by minor followups
Why not play transfer extensions (transfers after transfers)? E.g., 1NT - 2, 2 - 3 (4+ diamonds). Now opener can show fits below 3NT: 3 (4+ diamonds), 3 (3+ spades, maximum), 4 (3+ spades, minimum), 3 (5+ hearts or 4 hearts with no club ...
Another Proposal for SF
I have always been glad that I live in District 7 with its reasonable starting times for major events. But it seems that there is an inexorable move to early starting times. I am unsure if the surveys account for the players who decide to opt out. I have said ...
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