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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After 40 years as ACBL member, finally had time to play regularly starting in Jan 2013, and made LM June 2014.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Wins: Regional 0-20 pairs (1970s); D21 Flight C GNT, 1998; Phoenix (OR) Sectional Swiss, August 2013; Seaside (OR) Regional Gold Rush, Sep 2013; Sun River (OR) KO Bracket 2, May 2014; Medford Regional B Swiss, May 2017.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Phoenix, OR
Favorite Tournaments
Medford (OR) Regional, Seaside (OR) Regional, Sun River (OR) Regional
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Insufficient advance
Other: Just make your 3NT and be happy.
Alert the Polish Club sequence 1!C-1!D-1!H ?
Abstain. Polling is not the right way to answer questions of law or regulation. Only a small percentage of the BW population are expert on regulations. Just ask a question.
ATB - Another Missed Game
Other. Blame the defense. What would +150 have scored?
Bidding a Grand
I'm gonna defend the NS methods and South's bidding (except 6). First of all, 4 is the only bid that doesn't preempt opener's Keycard ask. And we want north to ask Keycards because he will never know about KQ of trump otherwise. (I agree ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
In your categories "different strain same level" and "different strain different level" it would be interesting to further divide those depending on whether the he same side declared at both tables.
Curoiser and curioser...
The explanations are self-contradictory. 1) "penalty for 2♣ or 0-7 HCP" 2) "penalty double in ♣ in which case you would expect to be short in ♣ in the first place, or it shows 6-8 HCP (BoP)" From explanation 1, if it is 8 HCP, it can only be a penalty X ...
Clubs Rule
Q lead, sorry.
ACBL Fall National Viewgraph?
Kudos to Jan and raspberries to anyone who expects better.
Beat 3NT!
Declarer had Kx xx AKQJTxx xx. Perhaps he did forget to bid 3NT the first time, but once it came back in passout seat at 2, he was pretty sure partner would not be bankrupt. p.s. I was declarer; defender returned another . Surprisingly, +600 was not a ...
Problems with Lebensohl
I agree with partner (at least the first half of his statement). You have exactly what 3 shows: game force with 5 hearts. Worrying about a possible opening lead through opener's possible Kx is overthinking it.

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