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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Board member and Past President unit 448 (Spokane/Eastern Washington).   Bridge Teacher.  Club director.   Opinionated. 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing rubber bridge in college
Bridge Accomplishments
Dozens Regional victories, Top 5's in Nationals, Lovenberg winner. Was once in top 10 all time Platinum point holders.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gard Hays, Catherine Creer, Lea Rogers, Charlie Bennett, Dave Westfall
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Spokane Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
WBL sectionals/Regionals
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with Kickback, xyz
BBO Username
KJADAMS
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Lasota-Shaw 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over 1C opener
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Robinson-Adams 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over our natural 1C opener
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Stan-John 2/1
2 over 1
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Cole-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Shi-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Gill-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Pete C and John
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Hendrik Sharples's bidding problem: 2 K9853 T8542 42
You reach down on the floor, grab that 2 and say, oh, you dropped this.
ABC RKC Igrec Zed
3 level switches solve the space issue. So 3 = hearts. Then Michael's concern is not really an issue. I've played controls, double negative, waiting. Controls is by a lot the best, but it's not for those that can't handle the switches or those that bid ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
Ellis, BS. It's probably right to bid 5 with or without a diamond feature. Making it is not relevant. No, you were simply trying to psych the opps out of bidding, and if partner's response conveniently let you go plus, all the better.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: --- AKQ753 AKQ98 K2
Seems like LM followed by 6 gets us back to diamonds when hearts is a disaster and maybe we make 7 on the wrong lead.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Qxxx AJTxx ATx x
Greg, after 2, they are not allowed to land in 3 as passing 2 is a logical alternative. I find myself in the rare position of agreeing with you on something, that 2 is a legal call. Though not surprisingly our reasoning is different. 2 ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Qxxx AJTxx ATx x
Greg, East can do what he wants, However, his bid is inconsistent with his own explanation. That makes this worse than a simple MI/UI case. But there is no extra infraction, just a very bad taste that the player is either a real novice or trying to game the ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: --- AKQ753 AKQ98 K2
If your leaping Michaels is 100% force, it's what I do. If not, I double.
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
Ron, Sure I think it's a psych. But that one is an effective psych. It's also not artificial, but is to play. the 2N we are discussing as a baby psych is not very effective if the opps know of the possibility.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Qxxx AJTxx ATx x
With the correct ruling, his partner never bids 3. Unless we are told there were facial expressions, East is free to field the 3 call. At the intermediate or lower level, 3 means, "I have diamonds, no matter whatever else you think I showed."
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
Ellis, Your argument is just rationalization. There is no question but that you are bidding 2N with the intention of misleading your opponents. Rationalizing that 2N is an asking bid and does not promise anything does not change that fundamental fact. Clearly the opponents are expecting 2N promises invitational or ...
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