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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
47 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm from the Washington, DC area.

I usually attend 2 or 3 NABCs per year.  I've reached the stage where I'm disappointed not to qualify for the second day (I often get to the second day) and pleasantly surprised to make the overalls.

I'm the president of my unit and a frequent bridge volunteer.

I'm an attorney.  My other hobbies are dancing, hiking, and knitting.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I had a 60% session in platinum pairs once.
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to 1C, transfer lebensohl, xyz, flannery, reverse flannery, mini-splinters, kickback, Robinson (multi-landy), scrambling 2N
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Active Ethics?
You could bid 3 to show a maximum 4-card Drury hand with a concentration of values in diamonds.
Does anyone know what time it is?
Our regional a couple of weeks ago (Reston, VA, near Washington, DC) had 2197 tables.
Does anyone know what time it is?
I was tempted to answer "does anybody really care," but that's the answer to "does anybody really know what time it is?"
Reflected UI
@Mike--Is there any way you can get your partner to agree not to play this? Either he insta-bids and you're forced to get it wrong, or he takes some time and then you'll get it wrong about 50% of the time. And you won't know what to ...
ATB - duplication
I think north should cue 4 if it shows a heart control but shouldn't bid 4 if it's last train. North doesn't really have extras for the 4 bid, so I wouldn't agree with a last train bid that says nothing about hearts ...
Reflected UI
Knowing your partner is prone to forgetting isn't UI, but knowing that he will bid correctly only if he takes a long time to do it creates UI.
ATB - duplication
@Michael--In the case where partner has bypassed a suit in a cue-bidding sequence (denying first or second round control), I'm not sure what the difference is between showing a general slam try and showing control of the suit that's been bypassed. If I knew we were off two ...
Reflected UI
Did you have 3+ spades or 4+ hearts? If not, why would there be a problem no matter what partner did?
ATB - duplication
I think last train is useful to show control of a suit partner bypassed earlier in the cue bidding sequence but no extras in the context of the auction. I don't think it's useful in this situation, where partner made the lowest cue bid possible.
Apologies to partner
It depends on partnership agreements, and I think 4 should be to play, not a cue, but I think it's more useful to have a cue bid of 4 of a minor available in support of the major (to find a major suit slam) than to be able ...

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