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Bob Simkins
Bob Simkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 8, 2012
Last Seen
9 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 2020: Myrtle Beach SC, Pigeon Forge TN, Macon GA, Ft Walton Beach FL, Orange Beach AL, Panama City FL, Tallahassee FL, Hilton Head Island SC, Birmingham AL, Chattanooga TN, Columbus OH, St Augustine FL, Gatlinburg TN, Montgomery AL, Tampa FL, Oak Ridge TN, Raleigh NC, Flat Rock NC, Birmingham AL, Reston VA, 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
Favorite Conventions
Interested in 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; 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
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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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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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 ...
What to do holding (5-4) in the majors after 1!C - (1!D)
Judgment is always allowed depending on the relative strength of the suits, but my general plan is to double with fewer than GF values. If I bid my 5-card major, I may be wishing that I had doubled if LHO makes an aggressive raise. Hands with GF values are ...
Rating Study from ACBL Tournaments
Notice that Chris Champion's Power Ratings will not be updated until January 16. Are major changes coming?
Andy Eastwood's bidding problem: KQ6 AQT76 JT9 Q9
We want to defend when partner has three spades and bid 3 when partner has two. Allow pard to decide; you cannot win the post mortem if you bid ahead of partner. To quote Kit Woolsey: "The two-card double is an extremely valuable tool for part-score competitive decisions. It ...
Andy Eastwood's bidding problem: KQ6 AQT76 JT9 Q9
Partner will make a two-card double if we should be competing.
Control-Showing Responses to Strong 2!c Openings: General Thoughts?
Some of the younger experts are playing 2 is 3+ controls; 2 is fewer than 3; other bids are natural.
Bob Simkins's bidding problem: Q7653 --- 8632 Q753
I also disagree with 3. (I was not one of the players.) This is the auction that occurred.
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