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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Twice a national champion,

I plan to play more often,

having recently retired from

a 33-yr career as an MD specializing

in Emergency Care and Orthopedics.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Senior Swiss with a first-time partner and first-time teammates.
Bridge Accomplishments
1st in the Senior Swiss in DC, 2nd in the Mixed Pairs in Louisville, 1st in the 0-5K Pairs
Favorite Conventions
(1) Drury, (2) splinters, (3) expanded use of transfers.
BBO Username
dbl me
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Help Newer Players Reach Slam
Jeff, I agree that the Kx of spades is a rather dubious asset in a suit contract, but it’s nothing to sneeze at if declaring NT. At MP’s, I’d be content with a maximum natural 2N advance, allowing East to bid 3H in sleep.
Assign blame
IMO the higher priority is for South to give North room to confirm or deny club support cheaply, by bidding 2N rather than 3D over 2H. If then all North can come up with is a raise to 3N, South contentedly calls it a day.
Help Newer Players Reach Slam
(Dave K’s bidding concepts—many truly-original —are well-thought-out and battle-tested.)
To Bid or not to bid
Partner having passed, I wudda bid 3S initially. Those irresistible sirens beckon this time as well.
To Bid or not to bid
Hi, Ellis. In option #3, the concluding clause doesn’t necessarily follow from what precedes it.
To Bid or not to bid
However, three low hearts are bad ...until hearts are raised, that is.
Hank Meyer's bidding problem: KT3 AKQ9 --- AKQ987
After that 6H “bash”, will partner consider xxxxx w/ the spA “and out” an auto-raise?
Joe Clark's bidding problem: AJ985432 76 J4 8
Sure, it’s possible that the opps have a game, but more likely we do...and their finding game over 3S is no given. Even Marty’s partners don’t have a bid for a 1=3=5=4 would-be full opening bid. As for playing spades doubled, just how ...
How are people playing this Double these days?
Other: I hereby vow to bid over 2NT more often.
Lin Li's bidding problem: AKJT32 764 KJ 85
In answer to your question, KJxxx would be typical. (BTW, correcting to hearts isn’t the same as “raising”.) Bidding a suit once doesn’t show 1 loser facing a stiff. As for your last sentence, some day that pov will change.

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