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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
6 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.  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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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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2 over 1
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what is 2 over 1 over takeout double?
Sounds like a special agreement to me
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
can't wait for the tournament to start so we can have a bridge conversation....
Competition and . . . Rules
I pretty much never bother to call the director in a club game regardless
Thanks to Jay Whipple
I would not call it evade the costs. I called it using my limited finances to attend or not. I will NOT be demonized for trying to save money on my vacation
Thanks to Jay Whipple
Option 2 to staying at an Airbnb would be to stay home...... a week eating out is additional cost that I am unwilling to pay
Ethical or not?
If this is the level of Ethics that we are discussing, bridge has become unplayable and we are doomed....
Alan Frank's bidding problem: AK3 AKQT42 AKJ 6
I would bid 6NT in a 1-session event (where I need several good scores to win). I would bid 4NT in a multi-session event (especially on a qualifier)
Has this happened to anyone else?
3rd in a regional swiss once with 3wins, 2 losses and 2-ties -- gotta love victory points.....
Many choices, many levels
If I am willing to defend 5clubs before partner said he can beat it , I am willing to defend once he says he can beat it
Tracy Brines's bidding problem: --- 8754 6532 AQJ74
I bid 3NT - made it with less than optimum defense... But it was not easy to find. My partner had K10xxx AK Axx Kxx

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