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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
34 minutes 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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Dave Robinson's bidding problem: AJT9532 92 763 K
With enough spades, one can simply ask about them ...but what if one fears a *late* spade loser?
Dave Robinson's bidding problem: AJT9532 92 763 K
DR, on what basis do you call 4C a mere control bid? How is responder to decide in what strain to play slam when holding a long, good club suit and “iffy” spades?
Dave Robinson's bidding problem: AJT9532 92 763 K
Yes, he’s fishing for a grand, but not “seriously” enough to bid 6H. His spades seem a tad short, eg., Kx, Qx, perhaps even stiff K. (Note: we put ourselves in this situation by failing to bid 6C over 5D.)
Richard Granville's bidding problem: AK95 3 AQJT954 Q
Sure, why should a 4-loser hand take action, when there’s a chance that pd, who may have barely scraped up his 2H bid, can rescue us?
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KT9x Kx JTx Q9xx
(Uh-oh, Marshall has rediscovered the pun.)
Ivan BilušIć's bidding problem: A8764 AT5 7 7643
The TBW references are always appreciated, Craig. With nt so often vying w/ opener’s m as the strain of choice, giving up the splinter is (for me) too high a price to pay.
Joe Clark's bidding problem: Q3 8653 AT2 AK86
Opener’s hand has too much potential for a *favorable* 1st-chair weak 2S bid.
Joe Clark's bidding problem: Q3 8653 AT2 AK86
(Polling first opener’s decision over 3H might have shed a different light on this controversy.)
Joe Clark's bidding problem: Q3 8653 AT2 AK86
Yes, that approach makes sense, as, facing a possible near-yarb, opener is far less likely to spoil responder’s defensive aspirations.
Hank Meyer's bidding problem: 72 A8754 JT4 AKx
Plus & minus...nice controls, but the diamond support is marginal. If pard has a stiff (2 low?) heart, we probably belong in diamonds. A club control bid seems closest to conveying the issues at hand.

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