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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
an hour 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.  Working at the Surry Nuclear Power Station, about an Hour SE of Richmond VA.  I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABCs 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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Howard Miller
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Kenton Schoen
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Paul Block
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Michaels Crazy
not sure this is an alert per the alert charts (Cue bids are generally alertable only if natural). We have one pair that plays top - bottom cue bids rather than michael's, it bit me twice before I learned to ask.....
A suit combination
I am not sure I understand the reasoning for the best line for 3-tricks when E plays an honor -- could it not be right to lead the J on the 2nd round playing E for K10 or Q10 (2-cases) vs. 1 case of KQ doubleton. (I am sure I am ...
Not Losing Money on NABCs
I am thinking this is a joke/ parody? Perhaps I am wrong and it is serious proposal but it does not seem like it
Your call
I am raising diamonds in both cases
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: AT9854 Q4 A432 Q
That kind of what I am doing ( after the fact I guess not at the time I did not feel like pursuing this. There are other considerations than the just the immediate score)
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
True. I was assuming that X could be a logical alternative to 6Clubs. Pass did not seem like an option
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
The opponents are an up and coming B pair. They are friends and occasional teammates so I don’t think any nefarious was occurring.
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
Should have stated that 6 clubs was now bid and the director called after the 6 club call. Sectional swiss
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: AT9854 Q4 A432 Q
At the table the 5 bid was made very quickly ( on the table before my partners hand was off the table). 6 clubs was now bid. Director was called. How would you rule?
Gold Rush
I have often felt that one should lose 10% of their master points per year for seeding purposes only. This would solve the problem you are describing. If you quit winning you will eventually fall back to the level you can compete at. You would have 2 sets of master ...

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