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David Collier
David Collier
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 18, 2011
Last Seen
May 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Software engineer living in Cambridge UK. Recently became an EBU congress TD.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Cambridge, Welwyn Garden City
Favorite Conventions
1M:2C = natural or GF balanced
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What is wrong with the Montreal Relay?
You're more vulnerable to preemption after 1D, but less vulnerable after 1M. Is it clear which is more important? Knowing of a 5-card major suit could allow opener to bid 3M or 4M in competition, when he might not be able to otherwise. If the response is 1D then ...
Tournaments using computers
Richard: I would counter that there is already a move away from traditional mouse- or keyboard-based user interfaces. We now have voice- and gesture-controlled applications, and custom controllers have been around for even longer (e.g. Guitar Hero). In the future, games will be able to use whatever type of ...
Tournaments using computers
I believe the eventual solution will continue to use physical cards, but technology will replace the screens that we currently use: North and West will sit in one room, and South and East will sit in another. They will make their plays using real cards. A camera detects the card ...
1NT p 2NT showing diamonds
What Kieran describes is how I've always played it (this being fairly common round here). You focus on the possibility that responder has a single-suited diamond invite looking for 3NT (3D accepts). This won't always get you to the right suit opposite a weak minor two-suiter, but it ...
1NT - should it be 100% forcing in response to 1H or 1S
For me the biggest problem with forcing NT is what should responder do, holding an invitational hand with four clubs, after 1M:1NT,2C. If we're playing 1NT semi-forcing then I know we should be playing in either 3C or game. Whereas if 2C could be a balanced minimum ...
Cologne court judges the prosecution of Wladow-Elinescu vs. Deutscher Bridge Verband.
Suppose that the ban was reduced to, say, three years, and that after this time they wanted to start playing again. Three questions spring to mind. 1. Would an event organiser (DBV or otherwise) be obliged to accept their entry for any particular event? 2. Would the DBV be obliged ...
Humorous Bridge Happenings You’ve Experienced
I once came across opponents who were playing a 2D opening showing 27+ HCP. Incredibly, they actually got dealt a 27-point hand that night. Unfortunately their partner forgot what it meant and they played in 2D.
What is a tournament directors job?
If the player seems confused, I think the TD should say, "You are allowed to take into account the fact that your partner will have to pass: you are not obliged to make the same call you would normally make in this auction." Most players will take that for granted ...
Bloodless scoring
The words "to clubs". I've no doubt that the EBU will ensure the software is free to its affiliated clubs. The question is about non-affiliated clubs and other organisations outside the EBU.
Bloodless scoring
The announcement looks like bad news to me. Up to now, Jeff Smith's programs have always been available to anyone for free. The announcement strongly suggests that this will not be the case in future.

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