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Robert Ellison
Robert Ellison
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 8, 2015
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Originally from New Mexico.  Graduate of University of Texas and have lived in the southwestern part of the United States most of my life.  Now living in exile in Wichita, Kansas.  My cat, "Sammie" was rescued from a shelter.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Recently played at the Circolo del Bridge di Firenze while on trip to Tuscany and had a wonderful time. Thank you Italy!
Bridge Accomplishments
Regular Bridge Partners
Gina Austin Fresh
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Unit 132 (Wichita)
Favorite Tournaments
Chicago NABC, Albuquerque
Favorite Conventions
Limit Raises all the time!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Odds of number in a suit when pard opens a short club
Do you need to include the 8, 9 or 10 and longer club suits in your simulation? Those hands would not typically be opened 1 club, although that is possible. It seems like the sample space of possible answers should be restricted.
Becoming a life master
The author of the article in the Bulletin is focused solely on obtaining gold points, not becoming a better player. Having to play "up" against better players is an obstacle to the goal of getting gold points.
Preempts -- Seat Position
Ed, could you ask for a committee if the TD makes a ruling you think merits one? Doesn't anybody call a committee anymore? I agree with Yu and would open 1 in 4th seat.
Is there a standard treatment?
Isn't Michael from the US?
Competitive bidding with flat hands
White vs red, match points and 1 and 1 are available. If they raise the minor over your double your partner would have the information he needs to bid or pass. They probably won't sit for 1M though.
Where have all the good times gone?
My definition is someone who has never turned a card at Bridge.
Where have all the good times gone?
Somewhere I read that 4-card majors requires judgment that new players don't yet have, hence the shift to teaching 5-card majors to beginners.
Why are IMP pairs events so much more popular in Europe?
I believe the pairs games I played in Japan while on a business trip several years ago were all IMP pairs. I didn't play in a single match point game.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: KT98654 KJ3 KJ 7
My regular partner and I use the responses recommended by Bill Root and Richard Pavlicek in Modern Bridge Conventions. In that case 2 would show weakness and not be forward going. Hence my bid of 3.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: KT98654 KJ3 KJ 7
Do we know whether Lebensohl is an option opposite a reverse? That would affect the possible responses.

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