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Rich Higgins
Rich Higgins
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 30, 2015
Last Seen
May 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with my Dad for his final G'burg tourney
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Hot Springs Village
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Rich Higgins
2 over 1
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The Best Bridge Writer
I like Kelsey, Reese, and Jannersten
Handling Interference over our One No Trump opening. (FTL)
I also have pet version, but can't get anyone at club to help work out kinks. I prefer transfers direct and indirect to distinguish stop or not - one tradeoff here is lose invite ability with stop when unable to closeout at 2 level as xfer after 2NT must be ...
What do you call such a bid?
I agree, I went basic. I like Richard's 'multi-purpose' or 'various hand types'.
What do you call such a bid?
artificial (then describe possibilities if opps ask after alert)
I've never seen this before
I played at a club in another state & on 1st hand, the bid card for contract was placed on top of board. I was told it is to help the gentleman declaring, as he was having memory issues. That seemed fine to me. I think clubs can decide to allow ...
what does this bid mean
2NT should be 18-19 hcp
Cell Phone Penalty
I would like to see any venue given the ability to block all cellphone signals during an event - i.e. some arrangement with service providers that signals can be blocked to given GPS co-ordinates for the event duration. If someone needs to use the phone, they need to exit the ...
The rest of the story...
Where did you learn to play bridge?
The Alcatraz tour has autobridge in a display case, as it was used by inmates to practice bridge when alone in their cells. During group recreation time, the bridge players stayed outside (as long as allowed) to maximize play, even in nasty cold weather conditions.
Where did you learn to play bridge?
My grandparents taught my next oldest brother and me to play, so they could have a game when my parents were unavailable. I was taught you must pull trumps immediately. This was the extent of my knowledge for the next 30 years or so, which came in handy for the ...
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