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Bud Hinckley
Bud Hinckley
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 30, 2010
Last Seen
Sept. 21
Member Type
Bridge Director
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Charles Clarke, Richard Mao, Howard Piltch
BBO Username
BudH
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Charles Clarke - Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 of a major game forcing
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley-Howard Piltch
2 over 1 game forcing
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Tim DeLaney - Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 Game Forcing
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Vicki McIntire - Bud Hinckley
Standard American
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 game forcing
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley Sep2016
2 over 1 game forcing
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Controlling noise at your club
David, your first sentence surprises me. At my local club, the noise is almost exclusively due to those who finish more than a few minutes early. Unfortunately, the acoustics are not good and you can hear the swell of sound starting about 90 seconds before the round ends through 60 ...
First unpleasant experience of changed 2017 Laws
Every club has one or two players that pick individual bidding cards to bid. And when they are not stationary, at least once per session a pair behind them finds a bidding card out of place.
First unpleasant experience of changed 2017 Laws
As long as the two bids (calls) are very close to each other in the bidding box, then the Director will have little choice but to accept the explanation that a mechanical error occurred. Even if a long hesitation by partner before his call preceded the identification of the (presumed ...
UI and Logical Alternatives
Bidding 4 instead of passing (which is an LA) or 4 is yet another example of "unauthorized panic" and not allowed.
1NT p 2NT showing diamonds
Assuming you have no other way to invite with a long diamond suit, it seems best in the long run to simply bid 3 to say "if you were inviting with a long diamond suit, I accept".
1NT p 2NT showing diamonds
Additionally, on the weak 5-5 minor hands, there is a fair chance the opponent has interfered and taken away your option to use this.
Forcing or semi-forcing
The 1 opening, when responder can have long hearts, and opener has a good 3-card heart suit in his 5=3=3=2 or 5=3=2=3 hand, does create an extra concern compared to 1 openings.
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
Perhaps there should not be any mention of club play at all - the clubs will permit what they want. Recommendations could mention only regional tournament (or above) events, such as yellow or red for A/X.
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
I would think the large majority of Bridgewinner readers are moderately progressive (at least) and would welcome more allowances on what systems and conventions are allowed. As am I. However, the recommendation of which of the new charts to use is not a small step from where we are now ...
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
Ed, my explanation of partner's call always starts with "it shows ....". It never starts with "he holds ..." or "he promises ...". After all, I am giving the systemic explanation on what he should usually have, therefore "he shows...." is the best way to explain a call.
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