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Mason Barge
Mason Barge
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 8, 2015
Last Seen
May 23
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Favorite bridge quote: "If I didn't make mistakes, why would I be playing with you?" (But only if partner will find it humorous.)

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning my first Open Pairs at a tournament.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won the Mini-McKenney and Ace of Clubs my first year (2015), albeit in the lowly 50-100 bracket..
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Club of Atlanta
Favorite Tournaments
Greenville/Hilton Head Regionals
Favorite Conventions
"Keller Convention": I can't see my partner's mistakes. I can't speak to criticize my partner. If my partner criticizes me, I can't hear. I play bridge to have a good time!
BBO Username
masonbarge
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Tarokh Taefi 2/1
2 over 1 (3635481 - 9079653)
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Bob Abrams
Standard 2/1
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Larsen
2 over 1
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Copy of Mason Barge-Roger Quillen
2 over 1
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Barge/Overholt
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Diane Landry/Mason Barge
2 over 1
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Joshua Donn's lead problem: Q852 K852 J73 J4
I bet that David Bird has a very close hand in his book on opening leads against NT. I was going to look, but can’t find my copy. Does anyone have it?
System over Strong 2!c
Well, perhaps it would make more sense to have 2 negative, I.e. allowing a contract below game, and 2 as a general game force - “waiting” bid, for those who want that kind of system.
System over Strong 2!c
I’m not sure “the rarer the better” is a good guide. My understanding of the 0 controls, 0-3 HCP thinking is that 2 creates a game force.
Sam Marks's bidding problem: AKT2 7 KQ74 8543
Sorry, your mention of it confused me.
Joshua Donn's lead problem: Q852 K852 J73 J4
In practice, with a hand like this, I have the innate ability to find partner’s small doubleton. Unless I lead from a jack, which guarantees a doubleton Q.
Sam Marks's bidding problem: AKT2 7 KQ74 8543
The op said "Over 1NT, you play Slow Shows." To me this means 3NT shows game value and no stopper, 2NT-3-3NT shows game values with a stopper.
Sam Marks's bidding problem: AKT2 7 KQ74 8543
But why wouldn't he bid 3NT directly, if he had a balanced GF without a heart stopper?
Jim Fox's bidding problem: AKQJT98765432 --- --- ---
Okay, I ran down the book and 4 was indeed the winner, with 5 a close second.
Mason Barge's bidding problem: 53 AKQJ93 A2 KJ8
Craig, I was asking a general question about BWS, not this hand.
Sam Marks's bidding problem: AKT2 7 KQ74 8543
Okay, a message from the "advanced" group. I keep "Lebensohl" over weak 2 bids and "Lebensohl" after a 1NT opening in completely different boxes. I play Western cue bids and the 3 bid would initially be equivalent to an immediate 3NT, i.e. it asks doubler to bid 3NT ...
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