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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live just north of Houston.  I practice law for a living (or used to, not so much anymore).  I have been married to Sally Wheeler for (well, a long time).  We have two (allegedly) adult offspring and two cats.  We enjoy bridge, hiking, and various board games.  I am a registered nerd who enjoys such strange things as Shakespeare and Beethoven.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
In a Spingold match against Kaplan-Kay, dummy held KTx of spades. My partner discarded the J from AJx. Kay led a spade toward dummy, announced the he wasn't born yesterday, and played the king. Everyone laughed. (We lost by a large margin).
Bridge Accomplishments
Many top 10s in NABCs.
Regular Bridge Partners
Sally Wheeler; Cindy Bernstein
Favorite Tournaments
2006 Fall Nationals in Hawaii; Sally and I were celebrating our 30th. We didn't play a card!
Favorite Conventions
12-14 NT. Oh, that's a "treatment." If it must be a "convention," splinters.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Convention Cards in NABC+ events
Peg writes: "If you've written down questions and answers, then it is easy to determine exactly what was communicated." Some people (i.e., me) have never had legible handwriting. My printing used to be almost legible, but that was before many years of pounding them against keyboards and a ...
Hoffman v Coles - The Psych from Brd 19 Women's QF8 of 8 - 8/12/19 Australia
I believe that 2, non-forcing, must be alerted in ACBLland.
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
The WBF has published detailed instructions on how to fill out the convention cards, and when properly filled out they provide a wealth of information. Sadly, compliance with the instructions is rare and enforcement even more rare.
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: 6 J9875 AK432 A6
1. The 5-3 heart fit could be important on this hand. 2. Doubling, then bidding hearts probably would show a weaker hand with longer and better hearts. 3. Diamonds are unlikely to get lost because W isn't likely to jump very high vul vs. not. 4. Your club stopper ...
Francisco Montes de Oca's bidding problem: K933 Q865432 7 6
What would 3 be at this point?
Onur Akdoğan's bidding problem: 7 Q9 AKJT86542 Q
Which is more surprising? (a) the vote for pass; or (b) no complaints so far about not opening 5? Hmmm, I can't quite decide.
Nuno Miguel Marques Sousa's bidding problem: K3 AQ7 Q82 K9863
The majority bids 3NT? What am I missing here? Hasn't partner shown a very strong hand?
Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
No, in the real world, this 4NT is not Blackwood. However, this was a club game. We all know of clubs where ALL 4NT bids are Blackwood.
Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
A slow 5NT means that it's a sign off? I, for one, don't recall many in tempo 5NTs, asking about kings. When inviting a grand slam, players often think it over, and I can't see how a break in tempo suggests anything. The director's ruling appears ...
Is this X takeout or penalty?
Unless I'm being dyslexic (as usual), you are on lead.
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