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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
39 seconds 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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Jacob Freeman's bidding problem: Jx xxx AKJ9xx xx
What makes you think partner has more than one diamond?
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: AJ64 J532 --- JT964
I’d have bid 6C directly over the X.
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: Txx Qxxx T9xx Qx
With both M’s and huge ODR, partner could have bid 5C with unequal length (5D asking) or 5D with equal length. The double ought to be simply an expression of values.
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: AQ9832 K64 T865 ---
The luxury of possession of the boss suit enables us to keep the bidding low in order to assess the “working value” of the void, as well as to check for a good red-suit fit.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: AJ7 QJ76542 --- AQ2
Surprisingly, partner seems unconcerned about the trumps. Might he have the rest of ‘em? If so, there figures to be a side loser; otherwise, partner should have either bid clubs on the way to 4H, or continued the dialogue thereafter.
Peter Hasenson's bidding problem: J852 97 5 AQJ973
With this hand, IMPs is the wrong context for worrying about a scenario wherein *neither* side can make more than nine tricks.
After a Lightner double
Whether the level is 6 or 5, an out-of-the-blue X of a lofty contract by the lead-recipient is Lightneresque.
Duncan Jones's bidding problem: AKQ543 76 Q6432 ---
One is never too old to have an epiphany.
After a Lightner double
The possibility that a new suit after suit agreement in a contested auction could be a void diminishes markedly the gains from showing length/strength in a second suit. And I reject the premise that logically we wouldn’t see value in the latter if the opponents were slam-minded. (Disclaimer ...
Ronald Vickery's bidding problem: AKQJ76 AK T972 3
Perhaps the “solution” is a bid I considered but rejected: 4D. Needing a diamond control for slam, let’s pretend to have one.

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