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David Wetzel
David Wetzel
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Member Since
July 9, 2014
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about me

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, my wife and I used to play a lot, and made token appearances in the lower flights of a couple of GNTs and NAPs and such.  Also managed to lose in the finals of the 0-750 knockouts at three straight Spring Nationals, which is harder to do than it sounds.


Then kids happened. 


Now we don't play much.


United States of America

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Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: Q42 2 AJ8 AT9876
Second choice 3C. Third 4C. Then pass. (I would never do any of those, of course, but...)
Does anyone know what time it is?
"Why should bridge be different?" Really? I guess I'd also ask why, if driving multiple hours and putting up in hotels is the expectation, the players from large cities don't attend the "smaller" regionals. I highly doubt it's because the facilities are substandard, because c'mon.
Does anyone know what time it is?
I confess, Jeff, that when I read this post, what it sounds like in my head is: "People who don't live in big cities don't deserve to have regional tournaments. They should have to drive a few hours and pay for hotel rooms in order to participate in ...
Does anyone know what time it is?
Curious what your alternative is Mike. I can guarantee that the table count won’t increase elsewhere by the same amount you lose by eliminating these.
Ruff risk or tackle trumps
Shrug Win in hand, diamond to the king (to pick up 4-0 diamonds onside), diamond to the ace if nothing interesting happens. No sense trying spades first, I don’t see how it helps and every rear or so they get an unfortunate spade ruff.
Vesa Fagerlund's bidding problem: K85 A2 QT4 AK864
I'd try taking a piece of this at matchpoints, but at IMPs it's just too much. We tried to get lucky, it didn't work, move on.
How do you bid first ?
I’m fine with whatever partner wants to think this hand is worth — it’s right on the line for me. But don’t pass.
Is this Lavinthal?
Basically this. Partner’s carding on the hearts can also provide some guidance if we let them.
Conceal the Spot
Okay, I have to ask: what is the direct raise to 3C?
Sabrina Miles's bidding problem: AJ Q43 QJ853 K95
4D would be my fifth choice, behind pass, double, 3NT, and a taxi.

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