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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
11 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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Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Alright already, Ed. ;-) Then may I suggest to Michael R. the noun “parallel” ?
Were NS damaged because of misinformation?
(It’s disappointing how rarely the instruction “Don’t be daft!” is obeyed.) ;-)
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Do our Aussie (now-former) friends get to vote on that motion?
NV or V, imps means partner won’t be entering the fray on tram tickets. And despite the superiority of 4D (or 5C), South shudda raised 4C to 5.
ATB - Missed game
BE, have you had your morning coffee? 1) Your example hand for E is arguably a Pass, but if aggressive, *U2NT* rather than Michaels. 2) After South’s (correct) “bad” 3S bid over 2S, it would be remiss of North not to offer 3NT (cold).
ATB - Missed game
Chasing the pipe dream of 3Cx, rather than showing a competitive spade raise directly over 2S, would be described by South’s own relatives as “impractical”. (Oh...and a BW demerit for using the word “obvious”.)
DC, I see no mention of imps in your post. Are you aware of the conditions of contest?
Okay, I’ll take the bait: How can 4C by a passed hand be forcing? And even if (perhaps not feeling well) one believed it to be at the time, why risk a pass by partner at imps?
Passed-hand status colors any “standard” guideline. No way 4C was forcing...although at imps, South shouldn’t have passed it. Given that North’s hand had already been limited, 4D (clearly a splinter, as 3D over 3C would have been forcing) would have been a nicely-descriptive “freebie”.
Bud Hinckley's bidding problem: AJ2 K Q987654 AK
3D...but put the d9 in the club suit, and I’d be happier with 3S.

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