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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned to play bridge in college (Texas Tech University) where I studied Civil Engineering.  Joined the Navy in 95 and spent 15 years as an Officer on Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers.  Currently living in Southern Maryland (a hour SE of Washington DC) working at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABC and maybe an occassional regional.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Qualifying for the 3rd day of the National Open Swiss in Seattle in 2011; getting to play behind screens for the 1st time
Bridge Accomplishments
Numerous Regional Open wins; 2nd day of several major national pair events
Regular Bridge Partners
My wife, whom I taught to play
Member of Bridge Club(s)
VA Beach area and WA DC area
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, Hunt Valley, Norfolk (VA Beach)
BBO Username
OKB - TAB410, Tracyb on BBO (Rarely on BBO)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Copy of Tracy and Maureen Brines
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Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: QJ953 JT53 K7 94
2NT by a passed hand should show this type of hand, 7-9ish, 5c support, not enough shape to bid 4Maj
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: Q632 QJ8 83 K732
we are +120 in NT (maybe +150 is the cards are friendly). Cannot afford to pass and be +100 (pass is clear at imps). 2NT Natural if X is not penalty.
Ilai Baniri's bidding problem: QT54 43 J7 AK976
partner bid 2D because he wanted to - not because he had to.... 3D it is.
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: 962 AQ953 5 QJ53
I am ok with 2H on this strength --the problem is the xxx in spades. It is called the death holding for a reason. Much better to have the hand played from partner's side.
Avon Wilsmore's bidding problem: T943 AT9 92 J982
I would pass regardless of who my opponents were --
Carding question...
My partner and I have had this disagreement before. I like to play low from singletons. She insists that I play High -- I am not sure we will ever come to an agreement....
Is this offensive?
People need to quit being offended......
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: AKQ753 J9 KT K86
This hand was from an OKB tournament. The opponents bid 6S here after a noticeable but not huge pause. The director ruled that he had his bid since he had the AKQ of spades. Still not sure I see what the director was thinking.....(of course his partner had a ...
Ethan Liu's bidding problem: Axx AQJxxx xx Kx
Pass could easily be right (2 quick Diamond losers) -- but... if partner makes 5 Clubs will it create partnership distrust?
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: AT A87652 6 QT54
This was my opponents hand; pass would have netted them +800 or +1100 even though my overcall was reasonable: QJx KQJ9x Kxx Jx For some reason they decided to bid 2C and saved me from disaster

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