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Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
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Member Since
May 24, 2012
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2 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Retired attorney. Avid golfer (though only shoot in low 90's/high 80's) and bicyclist (over 4,000 miles each year from 2010 to 2018).

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
When we made the Vanderbilt round of 16 and walked into the room, we saw people whose faces we had seen on magazines, whose books and articles we had studied. My wife turned to me and said, "this is like an IQ test -- which object is out of place in this group?" Obviously, that was us.
Bridge Accomplishments
9th/16th in 1983 Vanderbilt, First in 2013 NABC Bruce LM-5000 Pairs, 9th in 2001 NABC IMP Pairs, 6th in 0-10K NABC Pairs in 2016, 3d/4th in 0-6000 KOs in 2018, 5th/8th in 3 other limited NABC KOs, several regional wins and deep places in national events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Barry Spector, Neil Hunter, Ben Franz
BBO Username
dolph924
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Carding Question at Trick 1
Mike Nelson: This works from any 4+ length, as partner can almost always work out that you have that length from the bidding (their and yours) and the dummy. I never find any switch "obvious" and can use all the help I can get. And, one unbid KJx in dummy ...
Sabrina Miles's bidding problem: K4 8 AJT63 KJ932
If not playing kickback or redwood or minorwood, abandon all hope of a risk-free keycard ask in a minor. I suppose here it would dictate NOT being the one to bid 4N, as our response to 4N will be 5 or 5 (depending on our agreements), while partner ...
Always show a 4-card spade in Precision (or bypass) after 1!D-1!H
In the Meckwell Lite methods I play in one partnership, 1 is the mandatory rebid in this auction; in the K-S based methods I play in another, 1N is the mandatory rebid. IMO, both are right--in context. In Precision, with a 2+ card diamond suit and 10-15 HCP, there ...
Carding Question at Trick 1
When known to hold length, middle says no preference or encourages continuation, whichever makes sense in context. High and Low are suit preference. I learned these as "Rainbow" signals at least 40 years ago. If not known to hold length, do it anyway -- hi and lo suit preference and ambiguous ...
Is this double take out or lead directing?
That double is a desperate attempt to get a new partner. Done! Let's see if the partnership desk is still open.
Tien-Chun Yang's bidding problem: --- AJ54 AK5 AK9652
Partner will surely look at a hand with no minor suit controls whatsoever and rebid 5 over 4N. And where does that leave us? I agree with Richard above that partner will never cooperate with hands that easily make a slam and with Paul above that 4N is a ...
Responder’s rebid
In the minority here, but: 2...doubleton that is scared of NT (3-3 or 4-2 in unbid suits but ♠...GOOD club suit, 3+ support, have at least one control in a red suit or a max hand 4...GOOD club suit ...
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
yes.
How to Show 5-5 in the Majors
We transfer to hearts and bid 3 with hands that have NO slam interest or LOTS of slam interest. With mild slam interest, we transfer to 3 and rebid 4. After 2N-3, 3-3, opener, with a bad hand for slam, bids 4m; with a ...
KASLE is Senior USA1
Congrats on an impressive win over a very good team. Good luck as USA 1.
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