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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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Raises to five of the agreed major suit?
I would disagree about this being standard - usually a voluntary bid of 5 of a Maj (the situations you describe) - when it i clearly our hand (not preemptive) asks partner to bid 6 with control of either 1) the suit the opponents have shown 2) the unbid suit
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
Perhaps a bit cold, but.... how would people have dealt with this 30 years ago before the cell phone existed? Somehow life went on. Just because you can always be available doesn't mean you do always need to be available...
Assign the Blame/Credit
Double - 6-10, unbid minor, < 4card spades
First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey!
Sounds like the TBF went about this in a very logical organized and controlled manner. Good for them.
San Diego rooms - host hotel
Sorry - spelling is not my forte... Fixed to rescind :->
San Diego rooms - host hotel
THis coming from a member of the good-will committee? Maybe they should rescind your membership on that one.....
Which meaning is alertable?
Ed: In dealing with less experiences players, (or the more social players as I like to think of them), it is usually easier to bend the rules and over-alert. I know this is not in strict compliance with the rules, but I feel it is part of active ethics. Now ...
Which meaning is alertable?
Cue bids are not alertable unless they are natural -- assuming (2m) is micheals (Majors), then 2H is only alertable if natural....
Ed Spear's bidding problem: Jxx QT9x AQx Q9x
Not sure what the point is of opening this hand.....
A "Taxing" Question
The reason that two people are playing together is no-one's business but their own.... Even if it wasn't a downright silly idea, it would be unenforceable....

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