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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
9 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.

Country
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
NABC
Favorite Conventions
Fairport
BBO Username
af1211
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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I apologize for this question
I think that most of the time when fourth hand has a suitable club suit for a lead director, responder will not have real clubs. Playing takeout when opponents are in a GF auction seems foolish.
I apologize for this question
At least the way I play, it can be 3-4=4=2, with three-card support for opener.
Unscientific ACBL Membership Poll
I did not enter the Silodor or Jacoby out of any delusion that I might win, but out of a hope to play well enough to feel that I belonged in the event. In less serious events, I like to win and assume that if I do so, I played ...
What Is Partner Saying to You?
It says that I have a strong preference for this suit, either because it will set up against NT and I have a likely entry (e.g., xxx xx KQJxx Axx) *or* it is the only suit in which I can stand a lead (xxx xx KJ9xxx xx). If you ...
PhD Funding for the Sociology of Bridge
Only in Germany. The U.S. tends to use only the highest title.
Defending 10-12 NT
I also play transfers here. I don't want to bail to 2m just because I have only three points and undercut partner when he has 20. If we were vulnerable, I'd bid 4, but at equal, am happy to take my sure plus. If you think this ...
Find The Human
Steve, playing with another human, West should SP for diamonds (though perhaps more strongly) instead of overtaking, in case East holds QJ. But playing with a bot partner, a human West would know that East would ignore any signal and should overtake. So I think West is the bot. Yes ...
An incredible bid my partner made
Reminds me of the famous Lazard 6 hand (https://www.si.com/vault/1959/01/26/607190/meet-the-team-sidney-lazard).
An incredible bid my partner made
I think that is the point Lynn is making. Only if the defense makes the small slip of ducking, you go plus.
Can We Ever Play in Clubs
Thank you, Emily Litella.
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