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Robb Gordon
Robb Gordon
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am the ACBL National Recorder. I was on the NAC (appeals committee) from 1984 until its demise. I joined the ACBL Laws Commission in 2006. I was added to the ACBL Ethical Oversight in 2010. I am particularly proud (and mystified) about being appointed to the ACBL Goodwill committee. My hobbies include my dogs, singing, wine, and watching baseball and basketball. Former member District 17 Board and former 1st Alternate Director D17.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
NABC Champion, WBF Mixed Teams Bronze Medal
Favorite Tournaments
Phoenix, Denver, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Toronto, Eilat, Gold Coast
Favorite Conventions
transfers of all kinds
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Bridge Winners Standard / Eastern Scientific template
2 over 1
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2/1 Style
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Bridge From The Apocalypse
I loved the Gold Coast tournament!
Ed Marzo -- DealMaster Pro Developer
Sad - he was a nice guy!
Many questions
The passed hand isn't the 4 bidder. That hand is unlimited and for 4 to not be forcing creates some impossible problems when the opener has a GOOD hand. A 4 cuebid (instead of 4) should be a slam try in support of spades.
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: A853 K5 K985 J82
The K is of questionable value (worthless if Ace is over it, and almost worthless if partner has a singleton). This is why I think this hand is not worth a cuebid.
Phillip Martin's bidding problem: 2 AK7 KQ762 JT63
I resolve it by raising hearts initially. I now have to pass - I consider 3 to be forcing in this auction (of course that is consistent with my first sentence. Perhaps the agreement should be different given the 4 card raise requirement).
Phillip Martin's bidding problem: AK32 75 53 AQT86
I too play ASTRO but I normally require a 6 card club suit (you are forcing to the three level in clubs).
Adam Grossack's bidding problem: Q KJT3 KQ AJ9543
Pass by partner is certainly not forcing. Anything could be right but I think the two leading candidates are Pass and 5. Not double (no reason to think you are entitled to a plus score) and 5 (which is silly when partner already knows you have 4). In ...
UI created by partner's question?
Tom, when partner leads face down, the dummy is not normally exposed until the questions are asked and answered.
When the wheels really come off the truck
Hmm - "Keep it simple" and "Kickback" don't seem to go together.
UI created by partner's question?
@Paul - no, because everybody takes 4th suit in these auctions with a grain of salt, particularly if 3 wouldn't have been forcing. Even if it HAD been alerted the question at that time was wrong. I would hope that a few PPs would convince experienced players that asking ...

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