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Andy Muenz
Andy Muenz
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 30, 2012
Last Seen
Nov. 22
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bidding to a makeable 6C after opponent opened 2NT
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd in 1998 NLM pairs; 3 time district qualifier in NAP and GNT Flight B
Regular Bridge Partners
Dick Morgen; Chris Marlow
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Spring and Summer NABC
Favorite Conventions
Takeout Double
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Comparable Call?
2C is comparable (assuming they are not playing a strong club). Opening hand with 5+ clubs is a subset of 1C opening showing 3 (or 2) clubs with an opening hand.
Claim Ruling
My understanding is that when you want to dispute a claim, you are supposed to call the director, not quiz partner (mentioned with the confusion part in the OP). It was said that North plays frequently so he should know better and can get a PP.
Insufficient advance
Given that it is a STaC you should be able to appeal the ruling to the head director. So play it out and look to appeal if you think your score was adversely affected.
Claim Ruling
E/W -200. N/S +200 but a procedural penalty for not either accepting the claim or calling the director rather than quizzing partner.
Insufficient Bid
OK, Nikos (and Richard), let's say with your example hand that instead of bidding 2H, LHO had passed and partner for some reason also passed (maybe they didn't see your bid, maybe they thought you were playing a strong club and that 2C was non-forcing). Is the law ...
Insufficient Bid
Opener knows that partner doesn't have something like S-x, H-x, D-AKQxxxx, C-Axxx (or whatever partner has for a natural 3D over 2C without interference) because then partner would have bid 3D rather than trying for 2D. Therefore a 3D correction is not a subset of the 2D bids and ...
Senior age limit
I've been opposed to raising age limits since they raised the drinking age in Massachusetts from 20 to 21 but grandfathered people in so a friend who was 4 days older than me could legally buy a drink a year earlier. Get rid of senior events altogether or open ...
NABC Hotel Cancellation Policy
Steven, they may have told you that, but most hotels have a general policy that they charge you a night for early departure. I've had two nationals where I left early. In 2005 in Atlanta, I wasn't having luck getting partners so I decided to leave on Friday ...
Cell Phone Penalty
Kit, what happens if someone has a violation during the evening session and are planning on leaving the tournament that night? That means either the ACBL needs to mail it back to them or there is no penalty.
Cell Phone Penalty
The problem with fines is that they don't affect everyone equally. Isn't that why they removed the deposit on appeals? If someone has a million dollar business deal they are waiting to hear about, they would probably sacrifice the $50 to make/receive an important call. Their partner ...

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