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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
58 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Chemical Engineer.

I have most system books in English and a few in Italian and French.

2018: Looking for Strong Club partnership, District 7, TN, GA, NC, SC, V

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in the Vanderbilt 2002 in Houston and meeting Kathi Wei. Standing in front of Benito Garozzo in Chicago (2015).
Bridge Accomplishments
NAOP-C Winner TX 1998, Winning 3 KOs @ Atlanta Regional 2005, 89 GMP; 1st in Educational Pairs - Virginia Beach 2010 Regional, 67%; ACBL Goodwill Award, Unit 165, 2014. Winning 2015 Knoxville Summer Sectional with 41 SMP. 78% game in 2017 playing 2/1 in 5 table game.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dwayne Hoffman - Keylime BLM, Robin Kell GLM, Robert Levedsque SLM, Charlotte Rueschenberg DLM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Knoxville Area Bridge Clubs (Director of Thur AM), Oak Ridge Bridge Association (Teacher)
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, TN Regional
Favorite Conventions
Strong Club and Canape with 4-cd Majors, 2016: Mosca Club with canape.
BBO Username
PrecisionL
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Mosca Strong Club
Strong Club with Canape
Copy to my cards View/Print
Copy of Precision - Lowell/Donner
Precision Club - with transfers
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Copy of Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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Copy of 2/1 Stephi
2 over 1
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2/1 Jerry - Larry
2 over 1
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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
"On the next to last deal, board 175, Belladonna and Garozzo had a Blackwood misunderstanding, and bid a slam off two aces." I remember that Garozzo was asked about this hand and he replied that he had opened somewhat lighter than normal and did NOT make the system rebid and ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
OK, so what are the patterns in the boards 53 - 96 that contributed to the Blue Team beating the USA in the 1975 Bermuda Bowl after being behind 73 IMPs at the half? Slams: BT bid and made two poor slams, #54 (33%,-11) & #92 (7C, -12). Missed slam, both ...
Bergen Raises Over Major And Double (BROMAD)
I prefer to play transfers over opponent's interference.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
1975: Italy (Blue Team) won 214 - 189 (North America) after Sheinwold predicted that the Blue Team would lose playing behind screens. At the half-way mark (48 boards) the score was 138 - 65 in favor of North America. The 49 - 96 boards score was 149 - 51 in favor of Italy!
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Paul: The team's methods are summarized in the front of the book. That is my source. Looking at the hand records (partial): 1957 (224 hands): 6 examples, 3 with Herbert Negative (#77, 115, 129) 1965 (144 hands): Only 1 example 1S X XX p = Jxxxx xxxx Ax xx 1966 ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Wow. I remember Roth being quoted that he never made an overtrick playing against the Blue Team. There is a way to play offshape takeout doubles to minimize overbidding with weak hands. The Herbert Negative: responder to a takeout double makes the cheapest bid (artificial) with 0-5 hcp. WIth 6 ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
1965: Neapolitan Club uses Herbert Convention to takeout double. 1966: Blue Team Club uses Herbert Convention to takeout double. 1967: Blue Team Club uses Herbert Convention to takeout double. 1968: Blue Team Club uses natural responses to takeout double. 1969: Blue Team Club uses natural responses to takeout double. References ...
What is the bridge system that has most impressed you?
Boomerang Club? https://www.bridgeclublive.com/include/diamond.htm Chapter 8 and more Jeremy Flint’s Boomerang Club system uses 2-level major-suit opening bids to cover all 2-non touching-suited hands, both weak and strong. (Edited 9/13/18)
Recent Publications on Unusual Systems
Craig Biddle: "I know Jack Hawthorne - his book has sold about 120 copies after more than 6 months of availability. No wonder these books don't get written." Wow, I would be thrilled to sell 100 copies of my strong club book.
Implications Of Asking
My policy is similar to Ian's, hardly ever ask in direct seat. Maybe ask before/at the opening lead.
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