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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
5 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Twice a national champion, I plan to play more often, having recently retired from a 33-yr career as an MD specializing in Emergency Care and Orthopedics.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Senior Swiss with a first-time partner and first-time teammates.
Bridge Accomplishments
1st in the Senior Swiss in DC, 2nd in the Mixed Pairs in Louisville, 1st in the 0-5K Pairs
Favorite Conventions
(1) Drury, (2) splinters, (3) expanded use of transfers.
BBO Username
dbl me
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Another ATB from todays match
So you seek our opinions, but don’t trust us to render them on the assumption that the opponents’ hands were invisible? Okaaay.
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: AJx QJxxx --- QJxxx
As fascinating as it is surprising.
Sam Marks's bidding problem: KQ3 J432 QT9 Q86
Why bother? He wouldn’t conclude that it might help. (Not unlike putting off reading a recommended booklet entitled “Stop Procrastinating Now”.) ;-)
Sam Marks's bidding problem: KQ3 J432 QT9 Q86
With no opposition bidding by now, blocking is not a high priority. IMO, a 3M bid agreed as strictly blocking announces to the opponents: “If you weren’t sure whether to compete, you really ought to consider it”.
Sam Marks's bidding problem: KQ3 J432 QT9 Q86
The problem is: partner may have intended 3H as forcing. Are we confident enough it wasn’t to risk passing?
Another ATB from todays match
Why was the preempter’s hand omitted from the presentation?
Ron Smith's bidding problem: 972 AQJ K8752 92
Delaying the raise “just in case” was an exercise in futility; no doubt the opponents appreciated the extra room.
switching minors in leaping Michaels over 2M
(Teaching bridge for a living may mean that one has already given up on “the dream”.) ;-)
My second ATB
The N-S auction subsequent to 1D must immediately be declared strictly off-limits to everyone but authorized biohazard personnel.
Systemic lead from doubleton w/ two touching honors
IIRC, it was scratch paper found folded into a Gideon bible in Rm 219 at the Ramada 1.5 block from the host hotel at the Cornhusker Regional.

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