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David Wetzel
David Wetzel
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Member Since
July 9, 2014
Last Seen
36 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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Rate North's bidding
Yes — under normal circumstances this would be an easy upgrade (well placed spades, good spots), and calling it “11 HCP” would be underselling it.
Rate North's bidding
After an overcall, I can’t imagine that 1NT was anything other than natural and nonforcing.
Rate North's bidding
I assume the hand shown is North's, not West's as labeled. If 2NT the first time is a heart raise, how about a negative double then 2NT? That seems fine, could lead to a minor partscore, would give partner the chance to show extras. Bidding like this is ...
Master Points for Foreign Players
Given that the goal is to identify likely masterpoint holdings and not ability, I am surprised that it's not possible to just get the relevant masterpoint information from the various national organizations and put together a conversion. That seems like it's both better in terms of measuring how ...
Thomas van der Hoeden's bidding problem: AQJT2 4 KJ KT876
What’s the difference between 2S now and 2S after 2H -P-P? Does one of those imply another place to play? Should it?
Full disclosure?
What jurisdiction?
Bogdan Veličković's bidding problem: AKQ8632 J83 K97 ---
If for some silly reason 2 the first time isn't natural, then surely it is the second time. The only way I'm having this auction is if I sub in for a mime with no hands (with deep apologies to any paraplegic mimes who may read this).
What are your pet peeves?
Still being told, after about 20 years of playing bridge, how nice it is to see young people playing bridge. I mean, thanks for the compliment I guess? Oh, and also: sports movies which utterly fail to show even a basic conception of the rules of the game, not for ...
Notrump or mj suit game
Same difference, in this case; the signal is “do I want you to keep leading those”. You can call it count or attitude or Snuffleufagus
Notrump or mj suit game
Yes, nice defense. I think the objection to your previous post is that “generate an uppercut” was the general plan, but it’s a lot easier to say in what suit when partner encourages in diamonds and discourages in hearts. :)

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