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Mason Barge
Mason Barge
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 8, 2015
Last Seen
Jan. 27
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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Mason Barge's bidding problem: A95 J83 Q KJ9762
Yes, your assumption is correct. I think forcing 1NT is pretty standard, although a few people play it as "semi-forcing."
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Putting up with jerks is like "ants at the picnic." All you can do at a tournament is shrug it off without letting anger disrupt your concentration. At my club, I'd tell the owner if this happened two or three times, and he'd talk to the guy. He ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Really. I think it’s a bit over-sensitive to consider a question about the distribution to be “gloating.”
How strongly do you feel?
I’d rebid 1NT with 5-4-2-2, but this hand has only 3 cards above an 8!
Comedy of errors: how do you straighten it out?
N has an absolute right to ask what 3 means. If he doesn't double and S leads a spade, then and only then the director should be called. The game would be practically unplayable, otherwise. This kind of nitpicking is appropriate at very high levels, but we're ...
Comedy of errors: how do you straighten it out?
North has every right to ask what 3 means. What’s he supposed to do, guess? If N does not double and S leads a spade, he’s got some explaining to do.
Mason Barge's bidding problem: K6 K6543 AT A764
Partner's hand is ♠A2 AQJT4 87632 ♣8. In a decent club game, with diamonds 3-3, only 2 pairs managed 12 tricks. A lesson in entry management, I guess. If you try to ruff three clubs, you lose two tricks on a trump promotion. Some East's made the hand ...
Jacoby 2 Nt Responses over interference
Double = stolen bid, Pass = shortness in a lower suit. Everything else is unchanged. I'm a KISS guy and don't want to have to remember more than two things. Plus, there's something to be said for not letting the opponents mess up my own slam bidding, even if ...
Ilhan Topkaya's bidding problem: K9xxx AKJxxx A x
Whether 4SF is forcing to game depends on your agreement. XYZ - I bid 2. Playing 3 as a game force makes no sense to me. I never splinter in a suit partner has bid. YMMV.
Ronald Vickery's bidding problem: QJ6 J987652 Q Q8
So is 98765!
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