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Rich Higgins
Rich Higgins
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 30, 2015
Last Seen
Dec. 12
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with my Dad for his final G'burg tourney
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Hot Springs Village
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Rich Higgins
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Do we need the BOG?
I was at the Atlanta Board of Governor’s meeting, which was also the ACBL annual membership meeting. The first ACBL speaker had a Powerpoint presentation. I think it was another ACBL person assigned to project the presentation from a laptop, so attendees could see the slides. However, these two ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Assuming the 50-50 split mentioned by Dale applies to current NABC attendees, I think ACBL polling for desired start times should be done for all potential customers, not just those who currently attend NABCs. As the membership average age increases, I expect there are an increasing number of members who ...
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
With one pard, I play 2NT over 1M as 4 card constructive+ raise. I have not played a bunch of hands dealing with interference, so comments to improve would help - I agree with comment about guessing depending on level of interference. Some things I like about this treatment: 1) frees ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
Any 5-3 M fit is declared at 4M by 1NT opener when game-going 2 Stayman hand must have 4-4/5-3/5-4 M. 3 Puppet has at most one 4 card M. 2 initial response is range-ask, so 2 invite hand always promises at least one 4 ...
Do You Have Any Fun/Funny Lesson Hands for Intermediates?
A few situations I've seen from bridge literature somewhere that are perhaps interesting to intermediates who don't read bridge: 1) Declarer trump suit AKQJ83 opposite 97: declarer with side stiff A opposite KQx in 'entry-less' dummy where declarer makes extra trick by giving up a trump loser in ...
ONSTOTT Wins Roth Swiss
Congratulations to John Onstott et al. In a tourney many years ago, my pard and I as novices played against Bruce Ferguson. My pard was declaring & ended in his hand at the end instead of the dummy. Bruce knew the situation and when my pard played A from AQ, he ...
The Best Bridge Writer
I like Kelsey, Reese, and Jannersten
Handling Interference over our One No Trump opening. (FTL)
I also have pet version, but can't get anyone at club to help work out kinks. I prefer transfers direct and indirect to distinguish stop or not - one tradeoff here is lose invite ability with stop when unable to closeout at 2 level as xfer after 2NT must be ...
What do you call such a bid?
I agree, I went basic. I like Richard's 'multi-purpose' or 'various hand types'.
What do you call such a bid?
artificial (then describe possibilities if opps ask after alert)
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