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David Morris
David Morris
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2014
Last Seen
16 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I love our game. I'm more interested in improving than in playing, so I study daily. I became a life master back when that was a high achievement (before strats, before MP inflation). I much prefer playing "up" to "playing down," which to me is a totally different game and not much fun. I'd sure like to find an equal and somewhat steady partner here in south Texas, but prospects aren't that favorable. That causes me pain and sends me to the robots for practice. I most enjoy the more difficult and more subtle parts of our game.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
attending a dinner during a Nashville regonal at the home of Tom and Carol Sanders
Bridge Accomplishments
finished 2nd in a couple of regional mens pairs 150 years ago
Regular Bridge Partners
none at present
Member of Bridge Club(s)
I play mostly at the Fiesta DBC in San Antonio
Favorite Tournaments
anything nearby
Favorite Conventions
I play 2/1 with the normal stuff. I don't much care for the more obscure ones, b/c remembering them distracts from my judgment.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
In 1993, the bridge lawyers had not yet quite taken over and completely ruined duplicate. The ACBL had not yet driven the game to ruin financially, to the point of $30 entry fees. And, there was not yet complete pandering to the pros. There was still an occasional evening or ...
Expected shapes?
Me too. Responder needs to have some idea where the hand is headed in order to bid 2 clubs. Apparently that wasn't the case here. Sad and terrible.
Expected shapes?
Opener has a minimum hand with some diamond support. Responders hand is unlimited, so it seems to me the better question is the nature of 4S. (I don't think it is to play, so I suspect it is fishing for club control/support).
Two over one GF game tries
The idea of HSGT presumes an ability to evaluate hands that not everyone has. In this instance, not everybody seems to know that xxx is the worst suit holding possible; that nothing can help such a holding during subsequent play. Players who don't grasp that can't conceive of ...
How far to go for full disclosure
Somewhere along the way, I learned to not mastermind hands when bidding. Just explain the bidding agreement; not the masterminding.
A Bridge Swifty
These Pros are unhappy whenever I bid and play too slow or too fast, observed Tom deliberately.
A Bridge Swifty
What the hell is a Swiftly, said Tom Swifty.
Student Scam Warning From ACBL
Jeff, Just send me your check, and I'll show you how it's done, heh.
Class of player
Refusing to claim is just insulting, too, for those beyond novice.
Class of player
Just as the game is not made for rule breakers, it also isn't made for nit-picky bridge lawyers. That's why we have Directors; to run the game and to apply judgment as required. It's plain silly to try to remove the exercise of judgment from our game ...

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