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John Miller
John Miller
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Member Since
May 16, 2011
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10 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

I have been living in Discovery Bay, California for a couple of years now. My wife learned to play during her nights off when our oldest son was a newborn. He is now 16 and both he and his younger sister have learned to play. They play at all of the youth nationals and I hope the family plays in a Swiss someday.


When not working or playing bridge, I like to play the piano and be on my skis - jet in the summer and snow in the winter. Last spring I got to be in the pit band for Cats, with my daughter playing Grizabella, and this spring I look forward to being in the pit band for South Pacific.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
7th in 2013 Roth Swiss, won 2015 GNT-A, 2012 District 6 GNT double (Open and A), 2011 Machlin Pairs, 2nd in a club game with my daughter when she was 11, won 1998 Devon Duplicate
Regular Bridge Partners
Stephen Drodge, Lynn Shannon, Cris Barrere, Robbie Hopkins
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The best hand you ever had and never bid
Welcome to the 1940's
The best hand you ever had and never bid
I had a flat 23 count with AQTxx of hearts and heard (P) P (4) ? Calmly took my 150 for average plus
What conventions should ACBLers prepare for in Orlando?
That's a mostly unhelpful document. "Conventional bids should be alerted, non-conventional bids should not." Does that mean I need to alert Stayman, Michaels, negative doubles (yes, I realize negative doubles are not a bid)? If the opponents open 1 and I overcall 2, natural, does that need ...
What conventions should ACBLers prepare for in Orlando?
With Ghestem, I can imagine having to think through whether to invert unusual/unusual responses a la 1H - (2N) - ? Is there something else to consider that I am missing? Perhaps, to avoid confusion, it makes sense to invert all of the responses tied to the fourth suit.
What conventions should ACBLers prepare for in Orlando?
Well, that's an important topic as well. Any links or advice on alert policy?
WBF Anti-Doping Regulations
But in the new approach, as you know, the important thing is to understand what you are doing rather than to get the right answer ...
1 Diamond - 2 Clubs in 2/1
Dire Straits and Tom Petty, the soundtrack of my young adulthood.
Trouble with doubles
With the hand Frances postulated, I would not expect to find a spade fit after partner failed to reopen with a double, and looking for a diamond fit is a very narrow target. On the example hand it may very well be right to defend 3CX anyway. It's possible ...
Trouble with doubles
On 10), I think you need a little more clarifying language. While I agree with the auction you gave, you imply this double ... (1H) P (2H) P (P) X is also penalty. In the latter case, I have a hand that was borderline on risk/reward for a takeout double ...
You're declaring 1NT at matchpoints
I'm not sure why I'm not in game, regardless of methods, but now that I'm not I'm playing safe for a plus score. That means hooking the diamond and not taking the club hook in case both are off and hearts are 63. BTW, am I ...

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