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Tracy Brines
Tracy Brines
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 16, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned to play bridge in college (Texas Tech University) where I studied Civil Engineering.  Joined the Navy in 95 and spent 15 years as an Officer on Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers.  Currently living in Southern Maryland (a hour SE of Washington DC) working at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, I am looking for a serious -long term bridge partner to meet at NABC and maybe an occassional regional.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Qualifying for the 3rd day of the National Open Swiss in Seattle in 2011; getting to play behind screens for the 1st time
Bridge Accomplishments
Numerous Regional Open wins; 2nd day of several major national pair events
Regular Bridge Partners
My wife, whom I taught to play
Member of Bridge Club(s)
VA Beach area and WA DC area
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, Hunt Valley, Norfolk (VA Beach)
BBO Username
OKB - TAB410, Tracyb on BBO (Rarely on BBO)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Copy of Tracy and Maureen Brines
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Howard Miller
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Kenton Schoen
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Paul Block
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2 over 1
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Copy of Paul Heller
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Paul Block's bidding problem: 4 KJ93 AK986 KJ9
A little heavy for 1nt, but with no fit - take it slow.
When NOT to explore a 4-4 fit?
Read Kit Woolsey's excellent book "Matchpoints". He has several pages devoted to this subject (Maybe even a whole chapter if memory serves). By far the best reference I have seen.
Winning Pair Event Versus Team Event
The way the question is phrased definately leads to one answer over the other.....
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: Q J AKQ753 AK983
A wimpy 3NT looks right on this non-fitting hand.
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
Just like some with take more than the allotted time to play a hand, regardless of how much time they are given....
How many tricks?
Technically, he is right - the clubs are all good. Too bad he only gets 4 of them.....
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
One of my opponents got a slow play penalty at a sectional when I called the director and ask him "Is this a timed event?" [The declarer was playing very very slowly] - otherwise never seen one given.
Following the Rules
I am glad these are YOUR definition of ethics, but where is this defined?
Meaning of 2NT response to 2!C?
2NT over 2C NTE (Does not exist!)
What are your ethical obligations, if any, here.
100% correct in theory - it is never wrong to call the director. In Practice(caveat: Club game only!) - I will make sure to overbid rather than underbid - protects the opponents and teaches partner to be a little more careful in the future.

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