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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
4 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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Howard Miller
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Copy of Favorite CC
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Kenton Schoen
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Paul Block
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Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
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Copy of Paul Heller
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Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Richard: I have no problem having an honest discussion about what should and should not be legal and why people play the game. What I have a problem with is the comment: "bridge is a game for people who like to pretend they are competing at a mindsport, not the ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
I am not trying to start an argument here but that is a very arrogant statement by Richard. People play bridge for MANY reasons. Some social, some competitive and some just to get out of the house. If we drive away 1/2 the bridge playing population because we dont ...
Vanderbilt Unpopularity?
Maybe the price ( and charging more for 6 man teams) has something to do with it.
Am I rationalizing?
yes of course.... Sorry - fixed
Bidding after a preempt
I prefer to play it as natural and was surprised that was not one of the choices.
What does this double show?
looks like expects to beat 2Diamonds to me....
Rajeev Jog's bidding problem: 9 QJT853 Q4 AKQ9
2H at MP's. 2C at IMPS.
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: J83 A82 K93 Q543
Funny, I was thinking just the opposite....
Winston Chang's bidding problem: KT865 --- QJ65 T752
how does partner know that hearts are going to get raised to the 4-level
What is minimum hcp you need to rebid 1NT opposite a passed hand?
more to it than just avoiding a disaster Rainer - partner has to be able to take your bidding seriously. If everything is wide-ranging than everything ends up being a guess.

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