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Bob Simkins
Bob Simkins
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Basic Information

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

Live 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 would like to establish some 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

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Director at Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
My Schedule through 2017: Athens GA, Nashville TN, Savannah GA, Columbia SC, Macon GA, Atlanta GA, Tifton GA, Chattanooga TN, Charlotte NC, Atlanta GA, Spartanburg SC, San Diego CA, Myrtle Beach SC
Favorite Conventions
Favorites are Landy, mixed raises, transfer lebensohl, 3C puppet after 1NT, and aggressive preempts when not vulnerable. High tolerance for complexity in regular partnerships: Good/Bad 2NT; Transfers after transfers; Negative doubles at 2- or 3-level after we open 1NT; Negative double of 1 heart shows 4+ spades; 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
Emerald 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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Bob & Becky
[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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Bob & Garry
[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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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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Bob & Carey
[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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Ed Judy and Bob Simkins
]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Starting Times and Playing Schedules
That's what we need: pay more money; play fewer boards. District 7 is already doing that. It won't be long before a standard session will be eighteen boards. How low can we go?
Starting Times and Playing Schedules
They are so much more civilized in Santa Clara (and Pittsburg and Dallas).
Starting Times and Playing Schedules
I tried one of those Florida regionals (Palmetto). I decided to swipe left and go home after two days of the miserable schedule.
Tournament Travel Histograms
There are no players east of Hilton Head.
Kokish Relay Problem
We play a 2 response is 3+ controls and either balanced or with no suit worth mentioning.
NT-transfer-completion-new suit
Prefer that all invitational hands with 5+ spades begin with Stayman; i.e., 1NT - 2, 2 red - 2 is invitational with 5+. 1NT - 2, 2 - 2NT is a transfer to clubs. Opener accepts the transfer with 4+ clubs, bids 3 with 3+, or bids a ...
An Unsigned Letter to the ACBL
Wonder what the HQ building in Greenwich is worth today? Or the one in NYC?
How do you decide which tournaments to attend?
I seldom attend tournaments that have the major events starting before 11:00 a.m.
Open Reno Discussion Thread
I enjoyed the tournament in Reno even though I do not smoke, drink, or gamble. The exposure to second hand smoke did not bother me at all, but I am much younger than Jonathan.
Bd 2, 2016 Vanderbilt SF Segment 3 (Lavazza-Bertheau)
Zia left the table three times when he was dummy -- at least once to go over and kibitz the other match. He was late returning and when Zagorin complained to the director, Zia said, "You're just upset because you are losing."
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