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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Depending on where one puts the line between expert and intermediate, I'm on one side or the other.  I've played twice on the last day of an NABC+ event.  With two kids and a full-time job developing software, I don't get to play as much as I'd like.  I'm interested in theory, laws, & tournament organization; I've been involved in rulemaking for chess and Scrabble in the past.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Criss-cross overtaking trump squeeze
Bridge Accomplishments
Overalls in Fall '09 NABC+ Swiss, 7th in '14 Fall 10K Swiss
Regular Bridge Partners
Stephanie Hamilton, Eric Schwartz
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Frivolous Appeals
I wasn't thinking of #7 as a matter of law; see the claim example in my earlier reply.
Strike Gold
I agree that East should have helped partner by playing the 10 to deny the jack, but if he held AT75 he'd still need to lead a low one so that partner can continue the suit with KJx. And with A975 he can either lead the 9 or, as ...
Greg Humphreys's bidding problem: AQT Qxx AQTx Kxx
I would bid 6 rather than 5NT because I want to be declarer.
Best line for this grand?
Sorry, I was thinking of five hearts being outstanding, not four.
Would you call for the director?
Certainly the case that opener is known for light openers, not restricted to third seat.
Which Heart do you lead?
I'm leading the 5. I don't think partner is going to care too much about my exact length (though he might guess from the auction), but I'd like to mislead declarer. He won't believe the 4, but the 5 might cause some confusion.
Jeff Lehman's bidding problem: AT75 T73 AK J742
If you play maximal doubles, 3 is less of an overbid than if it is potentially a 3½ hand.
Jeff Lehman's bidding problem: A 74 AK96 KQ9652
I agree with Peg, and that's what I held when I bid it on a similar auction with a different partner last week. Here, I think it's still a reasonable bid with the quick tricks and club length. If partner pushes to any of the potential games, it ...
Alan Frank's bidding problem: 98642 2 84 AQT83
See for what happens next.
Would you call for the director?
On the other hand, if your partner hadn't been such an idiot,* you would have happily taken +100 and not agonized over potential UI. (*Yes, Eugene, this is a situation where the word can be used without repercussions.) Score edited to correct for vulnerability.

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