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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
2 hours 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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Soumya Das's bidding problem: KJxxx --- AKxxx AKQ
It is clear from the footnotes painstakingly provided by OP, that he is interested in what we would do using *his* methods.
Kaustabh Nandi's bidding problem: xxxxx AQx AQxx x
Turns out it makes 7 on a squeeze. ;-)
4th suit by opener below game
If 4th suit is simply stopper-asking, how are we to find 3N with xxx opposite xxx or Jxx opposite Qx? On this auction, 3H *shows* something capable of *combining* w/ a tenuous holding to form a stopper.
Soumya Das's bidding problem: KJxxx --- AKxxx AKQ
5S. Rather than narrowly defining this ST, I prefer it to ask something not ascertainable by other means, in this case trump quality.
Onur Akdoğan's bidding problem: 7 Q9 AKJT86542 Q
Especially at imps, a 5D opening is patent-made for this hand.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: Q72 T KQJ9873 75
Both Zia and I would overcall 3D, but only Zia wins the spQ as the setting trick in 6H. ;-)
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: K532 K4 KJ4 T743
Typically both M games are -1, but at imps we’re willing to invest a small adverse swing to prevent a large one.
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: AQ9763 --- AQJ53 53
As 4C shows both majors, the bid is unavailable for prefacing a 5H slam invitation with a show of club control. Thus, if unwilling to risk a pass-out of a double, a direct 5H becomes our only way to invite slam in hearts, thereby forfeiting control-asking capability in clubs.
Defensive Carding
Attitude wrt the 10 is key defending vs. NT, but here declarer has at least six trumps, so count would seem to take precedence.
Defensive Carding
My preferred signaling method is to attempt to deduce what information partner needs the most, and signal accordingly. Here, partner will know who has the cA, so needs the count.

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