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Bob Simkins
Bob Simkins
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 8, 2012
Last Seen
5 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Reside in downtown Decatur, the most progressive city in Georgia. Love National League baseball, arts, and interesting dining, but bridge is my passion. Started playing in college but have had several long layoffs while I pursued other interests. Recently returned to playing serious bridge and have established some good partnerships; maybe I can become as good as I was when I was 30. Occasional vugraph commentator. ACBL Tournament Assistant.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The late night discussions at the Sand Bar or Fuzzy's Place and the Saturday night dances at tournaments.
Bridge Accomplishments
Atlanta Unit 2019 Sportsperson of the Year; Five Blue Ribbon qualifications in one tournament.
Regular Bridge Partners
Jennifer, Veronica, Anne, Becky
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Director at Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
It is great to renew friendships and see acquaintances at tournaments. My schedule through March 2021: Columbia SC, Macon GA, Asheville NC, Crossville TN, Savannah GA, Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Knoxville TN, Hilton Head Island SC, Spartanburg SC, Tampa FL, Charleston SC, Pigeon Forge TN, Panama City FL, Hilton Head Island SC, Savannah GA. St Augustine FL, St Louis MO, Macon GA
Favorite Conventions
Interested in playing a system similar to Grue - Moss: Precision when NV and in fourth seat any vul, open all 10s and some 9s in 1st and 2nd NV. 2/1 when vul. except fourth seat. Like 10 - 13 1NT in 1st and 2nd NV, 14 - 16 otherwise. Favorite conventions are Keller, Landy, Mixed jump raises, Transfer lebensohl, 3C puppet after 1NT, Serious 3NT, Last train, Thrump double. High tolerance for complexity in regular partnerships: Good/Bad 2NT; (1C) - 2C (Michaels) may be 5-4; Transfers after transfers; Negative doubles at 2- or 3-level after we open 1NT; 3 over 1 is invitational; Jacoby 2NT is limit raise +; 1M - 2C is 2+ game forcing; Reverse Flannery; Transfers through 2M-1 after they double our 1M opening or overcall; Meckstroth adjunct; (1M) - Pass - (2M) - 2NT = Michaels; 3rd/lowest leads versus suits or in partner's suit versus NT. I am very flexible and generally prefer to play whatever makes partner most comfortable. See my "Modern 2/1" convention card to see gadgets that I prefer.
BBO Username
BobSimkins on BBO; BoBecky on OKbridge
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
Bob and Denny
[b]2 over 1 Game Forcing, 3 over 1 Natural Invitational (except 1M-3!d)[/b]
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Becky S. and Bob
[b]2 over 1 Game Forcing[/b]
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Bob's modern 2/1
[b]2/1 game forcing (2!c = 2+), 3/1 natural invitational[/b]
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Bob + Meg
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Jimmy
[b]2/1 game forcing, 3/1 natural invitational (except 1M-3!d)[/b]
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Garry and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob & Sara
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Jack
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Mickie
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Roy
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and George
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bill Cook and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Andy
[b]2/1 game forcing (2!c = 2+), 3/1 natural invitational[/b]
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Bob & Marshall
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Bob and Richard
[b]2 over 1 Game Forcing With Non-Forcing NT[/b]
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Bob and Jennifer
[b]2/1 game forcing, 3/1 natural invitational (except 1M-3!d)[/b]
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Bob and Roy's modern 2/1
[b]2/1 game forcing, 3/1 natural invitational (except 1M-3!d)[/b]
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Bob and Claudia
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and John Gilbert
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Al
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Carey and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Bob and Gary
[b]2/1 game forcing (2!c = 2+), 3/1 natural invitational[/b]
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Bob and Joan
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Ed Judy and Bob Simkins
]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Ronnie and Bob
[b]2 over 1 Game Forcing, 3/1 natural invitational[/b]
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Karolyn and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Becky Butler and Bob
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Beth Demers & Bob
[b][i][big]Precision[/big][/i][/b]
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Flighted games on BBO
David, I have never seen BBO use Swiss matching for pair events, but OKbridge does for both IMPs and MPs.
BBO Which interface?
Back in the day (20+ years ago), someone wrote an OKscript program. I still use it on OKwin. I have about 100 buttons on a small window that overlays the playing screen in an obscure corner. Each button activates a script that defines the bid or some other message to ...
BBO Which interface?
I know nothing about computers; I am just a player, but the BBO browser interface reminds me of the days of e-bridge. I also tried using the OKb browser several years ago and don't recall much except that I hated it. I play nightly on OKbridge and enjoy the ...
BBO Which interface?
OKwin 4.12 is far, far superior to BBO. And Swangames is also better than BBO.
1!c-2!d: What do you play it as (in 2/1)?
Six spades and four hearts.
How much extra is required for "seriousness"?
If slam is good opposite a perfect minimum, I have a serious slam try.
Jacoby 2 Nt Responses over interference
Jack, I want to thank you for posting this article. It always feels as if I can bid with impunity over their Jacoby 2NT; now I know why.
Jacoby 2 Nt Responses over interference
We play that double is penalty, and 3 of our major, 3NT, or jumps to the 4-level show the same as if there were no interference. New suit bids are cuebids and promise a singleton in the opponent's suit. May not cover all possibilities but easy to remember. Pass ...
UI created by partner's question?
Yes, I think most of us have let our curiosity get the best of us when we have no need to know (at least no need until the auction is over).
UI created by partner's question?
Why was North asking? Were they thinking about bidding something?
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