September 2020 - 19

ditional foray, looking for a four-card
major. Instead, this responder chose to
transfer to hearts and bid 3NT, giving
partner a choice between 3NT and 4♥.
When you look at the recap, you learn
that most pairs are in 4♠ going down
because of the poor spade spots and a
foul split. Maybe your hand chose to
disregard the spades because of the
poor suit quality. Maybe this is a less
skilled player who doesn't know what
to do holding five of one major and four
of the other when partner opens 1NT.
Partner's hand:
♠Q 5 4 3 ♥A 10 5 ♦K Q J 9 ♣ A 3.

❷ Was 2NT on your radar? Some-

times what you're seeing is just bad
bridge, and investigators have a difficult time slogging through bad bridge
to get to motive. Or sometimes - as in
real life - players are mentally absent
from the table, though they continue
to bid and click cards. Maybe the 1♦
opener forgot she opened the bidding,
and thought she was using Jacoby 2NT
to respond to partner's 1♥ opening. It
happens in real life. Partner passed and
2NT was touch and go. The field was in
4♥ - whether they got there by using
a 4♣ splinter or just bidding 4♥. Just
because you got a good result doesn't
justify the opponents' illogical bidding.
Sometimes bad bridge players are also
bad cheaters. Partner's hand:

A misclick maybe? Diamonds and hearts are right next to each other on the
BBO selection interface. But this is definitely a deal to save in your BBO files for
ready reference when you file your Player Memo.

❺ The opening leader tabled her lowest club - the suit dummy opened - finding partner with ♣A x. Partner's overcall of 1♦ makes the singleton diamond a
logical, if not automatic, lead. If you're allergic to leading partner's suit, however,
the top of an honor sequence, even if it is dummy's bid suit, is a vague alternative.
A trump lead? Maybe safe, maybe not. An aggressive fourth-best spade doesn't
sound appealing. (Partner's diamond overcall consisted of ♦10 x x x x.) Clubs
were 3-2 between dummy and declarer, and the lead enabled the defending side
to grab their club tricks before they disappeared on a side suit. Save the hand to
your BBO file. File a Player Memo. Stat!
From the Recorder's office
As of July 16, 2020
Active
investigations

Cases
pending

Negotiated
resolutions

Cases
heard & decided

Members
disciplined

47

10

11

5

14

The online Player Memo is at acbl.org/playermemo. An even easier version,
streamlined for online play reports, is at acbl.org/bbomemo. Or send an email to
recorder@acbl.org. At a minimum, indicate the BBO game number, date, board
number and screen names of your opponents. If you've saved the deal to your
BBO folder, you've got a URL you can paste into your email.
◾

♠ 9 8 ♥Q 7 6 2 ♦8 7 ♣K J 7 5 4.

❸ 2NT seems the most logical choice. Or, if you can't abide the
thought of missing a 4-4 spade fit,
maybe 1♠ if it's natural, shows four
and can be a balanced hand. This
opener chose the astounding rebid of
4♠. It's hard to find an excuse for this
one, except that she could see everyone's cards and knew partner wasn't
going to bid again:
♠Q 10 9 5 ♥Q J 9 4 ♦5 ♣Q 10 9 3.

❹ Sometimes your opponents

just get lucky. But 5♦ lucky? 5♦ was
passed, and here's the gold mine - or
rather diamond mine - that declarer
lucked into:
♠6 ♥K Q 10 6 5 ♦A K 7 6 4 2 ♣2.

This menu contains export options

To save a deal or report suspicious activity on BBO, find the deal in your History tab. When the
deal is in the bottom right corner of the screen, click on the triple bar within that section to bring
up a menu of options. Click on Export. A new menu with five choices will appear: (1) Send to
member, (2) Send abuse report, (3) Save deal as, (4) Handviewer link and (5) Hand editor. The
Handviewer link provides a shortcut to the deal that you can copy and paste into an email or a
player memo. Select Send abuse report to file a report with BBO. A more detailed illustration of
this process will be shown next month in BBO Help Desk.
September 2020 Bridge Bulletin

19


http://www.acbl.org/playermemo http://www.acbl.org/bbomemo

September 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of September 2020

In First Seat - Paul Linxwiler
Inbox -Letters to the Editor
A Message from the President
The Recruiter King
The Rise and Fall of the Precision Team
Eyes on the Street
BBO Helpdesk
NABC Robot Individual
Play the Cards You're Dealt
Endless Summer Results
Defensive Maneuvers – part 4
Ruling the Game
The Bidding Box
It's Your Call
Card Play 101 - by Phillip Alder
Parrish the Thought - Adam Parrish
Reasoning with Robert - Robert Todd
Startup Bridge by Lynn Berg
Lessons Learned by Michael Berkowitz
Bidding Basics by Larry Cohen
Ask Jerry - by Jerry Helms
Mike's Bridge Lesson - Mike Lawrence
Chalk Talk- Eddie Kantar
Boehm on Bridge
Better Bridge with Bergen-Marty Bergen
Challenge of the Month
The Real Deal - by Larry Cohen
West Hands -Bidding Box
Bidding Matters - by Karen Walker
East Hands -Bidding Box
Test Your Play
Mike's Advice - by Mike Lawrence
Solutions to Test Your Play
My Bridge and Yours - by Frank Stewart
Dear Billy - by Billy Miller
Bridge with the Abbot - by David Bird
George's World - by George Jacobs
Life Master Milestones
New Life Masters
Puzzle Page
In Memoriam
Obituary - Sue Erwin (1943-2020)
Obituary - Clint Wright (1944-2020)
Obituary - Norma Sands (1938-2020)
Obituary - Carol Aitken (190-2020)
Obituary - Carol Linch (1935-2020)
Obituary - Barbara Hamman (1937-2020)
Obituary - Maria Teresa Lavazza (1937-2020)
Obituary - janet P. Breed (1935-2020)
Tournament Directory
September 2020 - 1
September 2020 - 2
September 2020 - 3
September 2020 - 4
September 2020 - 5
September 2020 - In First Seat - Paul Linxwiler
September 2020 - Inbox -Letters to the Editor
September 2020 - 8
September 2020 - A Message from the President
September 2020 - The Recruiter King
September 2020 - 11
September 2020 - The Rise and Fall of the Precision Team
September 2020 - 13
September 2020 - 14
September 2020 - 15
September 2020 - 16
September 2020 - 17
September 2020 - Eyes on the Street
September 2020 - 19
September 2020 - BBO Helpdesk
September 2020 - 21
September 2020 - NABC Robot Individual
September 2020 - Play the Cards You're Dealt
September 2020 - Endless Summer Results
September 2020 - 25
September 2020 - 26
September 2020 - 27
September 2020 - 28
September 2020 - Defensive Maneuvers – part 4
September 2020 - Ruling the Game
September 2020 - 31
September 2020 - The Bidding Box
September 2020 - 33
September 2020 - 34
September 2020 - 35
September 2020 - It's Your Call
September 2020 - 37
September 2020 - 38
September 2020 - 39
September 2020 - Card Play 101 - by Phillip Alder
September 2020 - Parrish the Thought - Adam Parrish
September 2020 - Reasoning with Robert - Robert Todd
September 2020 - Startup Bridge by Lynn Berg
September 2020 - Lessons Learned by Michael Berkowitz
September 2020 - Bidding Basics by Larry Cohen
September 2020 - 46
September 2020 - Ask Jerry - by Jerry Helms
September 2020 - Mike's Bridge Lesson - Mike Lawrence
September 2020 - Chalk Talk- Eddie Kantar
September 2020 - Boehm on Bridge
September 2020 - Better Bridge with Bergen-Marty Bergen
September 2020 - Challenge of the Month
September 2020 - West Hands -Bidding Box
September 2020 - Bidding Matters - by Karen Walker
September 2020 - Test Your Play
September 2020 - Mike's Advice - by Mike Lawrence
September 2020 - Solutions to Test Your Play
September 2020 - My Bridge and Yours - by Frank Stewart
September 2020 - Dear Billy - by Billy Miller
September 2020 - Bridge with the Abbot - by David Bird
September 2020 - George's World - by George Jacobs
September 2020 - Life Master Milestones
September 2020 - 63
September 2020 - New Life Masters
September 2020 - Puzzle Page
September 2020 - Obituary - Clint Wright (1944-2020)
September 2020 - Obituary - Barbara Hamman (1937-2020)
September 2020 - 68
September 2020 - Obituary - janet P. Breed (1935-2020)
September 2020 - 70
September 2020 - Tournament Directory
September 2020 - 72
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2022_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2021_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2020_01a
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2019_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2018_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2016_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2015_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2014_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2013_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2012_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2011_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2010_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2009_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2008_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2007_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2006_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_12
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_11
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_10
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_09
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_08
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_07
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_06
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_05
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_04
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_03
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2005_01
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com