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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

I am giving up playing the game due to , in my opinion, the ACBL's colluding with known collusive cheaters to defraud ACBL members from titles and sponsorships. I am also disgusted with inept management (who schedules a national in Hawaii anyway? It's beautiful but out of many's affordabilty...B.O.D., this looks BAD when you grant yourselves a trip, room, and board there.)

 

I will continue to teach but will no longer support the ACBL until these issues have been addressed to my satisfaction.

 

 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the second competitive bridge game I ever played in after finishing dead last in the first one
Bridge Accomplishments
the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
None, now
Favorite Tournaments
Doesn't much matter anymore
Favorite Conventions
Ones that don't involve cheating
BBO Username
not much of an issue now
ACBL Ranking
None
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What has partner got?
Gio, I think your hypothetical construction comes close to what partner has (if partner hasn't forgot). Partner has a hand chock-full of controls and decent trumps and sounds like maybe partner is simply looking for 'filler' cards.
Club level ruling . what do you think?
I used to think the Weather-Report Club was restricted to my old rubber bridge club which (ironically) was called the Old Farts Bridge Club. 1 from an Old Fart could be anything but was usually simply 'deflective'. I've seen Old Farts open 1 with a stiff club ...
What has partner got?
You know Frances, I used to rather dislike these 'impossible' scenarios - now I rather enjoy them :)
Poaching Jon Green's Post regarding the Common Game of 2/12
A: just a general force, but the inference is doubt about the diamond suit. B: Like others, I simply thought the cue was F1. Usually it's three-card support with extras, but once in awhile one will have a GF one-suiter as Ben K. postulates.
What has partner got?
I think if we start thinking that partner is forgetting stuff, the CC needs paring down. I'd be prepared to believe any of Frances' scenarios, but for now, undiscussed, if partner has not forgotten before I have to treat 4 at face value - a super-suitable hand for hearts.
Rich Regan's bidding problem: AKQx Qx Qxxx Qxx
If you had that agreement, that would be OK then on this hand.
You Be the Judge. Common Game 2/12/19 board 23
West's daisy-picking 2 injected uncertainty; East obviously didn't treat 4 with respect (although East's final Pass isn't blameless either with two trump fillers and a solid hand, but the point is that 2 created doubt). I like Bernard's take on this - put ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 983 AJ974 765 T6
2 is the kind of call that 'has' to be right else you crash. Balanced hand + blah suit = no bid. I guess it might work if the opponents give you credit for actually having a hand worth 2...
Michal Czerwonko's bidding problem: --- T8654 A954 J842
I agree that 4 is pushy, but 3 just seems wimpy :)
Michal Czerwonko's bidding problem: --- T8654 A954 J842
3... crickets
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