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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm from the Washington, DC area.

In the past few years I've started going to most NABCs.  I've reached the stage where I'm disappointed not to qualify for the second day (I often get to the second day) and pleasantly surprised to make the overalls.

I'm the vice president of my unit and a frequent bridge volunteer.

I'm an attorney.  My other hobbies are dancing, hiking, and knitting.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I had a 60% session in platinum pairs once.
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to 1C, transfer lebensohl, xyz, flannery, reverse flannery, mini-splinters, kickback, Robinson (multi-landy), scrambling 2N
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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2NT vs. 3NT Rebid
If you play that 1 - 1N shows 8-10 hcp (which is pretty common) then 1- 1N - 3N can show 18-19.
Delayed 3NT using lebensohl after double of weak two
I'd double and then bid 3C over 2N (planning to bid more later). There's very little chance of getting dropped in 3C with that hand, and if I double I can find out whether partner has spades.
Delayed 3NT using lebensohl after double of weak two
I would bid that if I had extra values and wanted to make sure partner didn't also have extra values before signing off in 3N. Partner is supposed to break sequence (and not bid 3C) with extras.
I'd like to see a rule change so that we all face our hands after a claim, but that's not currently the rule.
Even though partner showed out of spades, South knows that declarer has a spade loser because declarer faced his hand when making the claim.
Director's explanations on comparable calls
Unless I'm understanding the rule wrong, I think the idea of a comparable call is simpler than people are trying to make it. My understanding is that a call is a comparable call if it shows either the same thing as the original call showed or a subset of ...
"We have another board to play"
When they're arguing with each other (and I don't want to hear it), this is a more diplomatic approach than just telling them to stop. And when we don't have another board to play and they want to argue with each other, I can leave the table ...
Where bridge is dying and a possible solution
Lots of meetups in the Washington, DC area. I go hiking with a large hiking group that uses meetup.
Would you call for the director?
I assume 3 wasn't out-of-tempo (or you would have said so). As long as it wasn't, N can bid whatever he wants (he doesn't have any UI, and the 3 bid greatly improved his hand). If 3 was out-of-tempo, then their agreements about the ...
Bridge Players on TV Game Shows
My son was on Jeopardy. He won twice (lapping the competition the second time).

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