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Bud Hinckley
Bud Hinckley
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 30, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
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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Common Game/ACBL hand generation and a request for information
Here is part of the PBN hand record file from this afternoon's Common Game with some parts deleted out of the first part of the file. Note that BridgeComposer is used with Big Deal version 1.2 to create the hand record. ACBL also is using Big Deal 1 ...
Full Disclosure
You are allowed deviations up to a queen in strength difference - as long as it happens somewhere between "rarely" and "occasionally".
It was inevitable.
Concur completely. This has led to a big imp gain at least three times in the last year. When the trump queen is known to be held, definitely more debatable, although I’d choose choice of slams.
When your tires are flat
OK - you got me. If the 4NT was stuck to the 5 bid on top of it, they’d both come out of the box with 5 displayed. I admit I very rarely see this occur as the “mechanical error”. It’s nearly always the thumb being on ...
When your tires are flat
I would expect 3NT (above), 5NT (below), and 4 (beside) as the likely mis-pulls when trying to bid 4NT.
When your tires are flat
The vast majority of bidding boxes we use in ACBL play have the NT bids on one side and club bids on the other, with 1-level bids along the top edge.
When your tires are flat
Presumably, using bidding boxes, if a player says it was a mechanical error and, in addition, the intended bid and unintended bid are very close to each other in the bidding box, then the Director would very frequently rule that it was a mechanical error and rule under Law 25 ...
When your tires are flat
If the insufficient bid was unintended, i.e., if bidding cards are used, the card(s) pulled out of the bidding box are not the ones the player intended, then this "mechanical error" can be corrected and his LHO does NOT have the option of accepting the initial (insufficient) bid.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
The Open chart may be recommended for club open games, but I think many clubs will primarily use the Basic-plus chart.
Your Take on This Exposing This Revoke?
Someone who regularly played at my club had at least one recorder form completed for him ruffing the third round of a suit with xxx. More than once I asked to see his PARTNER’S hand after he had ruffed on defense to ensure no funny business had occurred.
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