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David Thompson
David Thompson
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Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Amateur player.  NPC of Australian Open Team for 2019. Occasional BBO commentator. Please note that any comments, views and opinions expressed in my posts here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the various organisations with which I'm associated be that by way of employment, membership, office holder or volunteer.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Beating Ish Del'Monte and my older brother in the final of the National Youth Teams in 1993.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won the 1993 Far East Youth Teams
Regular Bridge Partners
Jamie Thompson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Melbourne Cricket Club
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Was this (not) funny enough?
I actually think it's completely out of line to ask your opponent what he would've done if there had been a 3 response; and to get a snappy response is exactly what you deserved.
Was I injured
Other. I find that their agreement was 3 is forcing, west misbid/psyched for which there is no redress and east misexplained it for which there is potential redress. So was there any damaged caused by the misexplanation? Had north been given the correct explanation of 3 and ...
Who should handle this psyche better?
As noted by others, the 1 opening isn't a psyche under any definition that I've ever seen. I'm happy with North's 2 bid, but I think South should bid 3NT in response to it.
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
@Giovanni, as noted in the news article about Dr Stride's investigations into attitudes toward cheating in football during the 2010 World Cup, further analysis was undertaken as the extent of cheating by the competing teams which lead to a presentation at the 2011 New England Symposium on Statistics in ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
The harsh reality is that cheating in sport is more culturally acceptable in some places than others; with the evidence suggesting that Italy tends to be a country where cheating is more acceptable. To quote a study from the University of Sheffield around the time of the 2010 World Cup ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion - Redux
Frozen moment: Let It Go!
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
Ben, pretty much everything in your manifesto should apply to all players; not just readmitted cheats.
How do you rule?
Magnus, you are allowed to have agreements about what it means if you break a transfer or break a puppet. For example with my brother, non-acceptance of the puppet to 2 says that opener is quite happy to compete to 3 if responder was planning on passing 2 ...
How do you rule?
It was IMP-scored. 8 x 14-board matches played over 4 sessions. IMPs converted to VPs on the 20-point WBF scale.
How do you rule?
Same principal applies if 1NT means "11-14 balanced or 15-16 unbalanced". It is completely unreasonable for NS to expect that 1NT has this two-way meaning and it is similarly unreasonable for NS to know that 3 shows an unbalanced hand.

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