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David Thompson
David Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 26
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
Favorite Tournaments
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Other/It Depends. I'd be quite interested in a timing system but only if it is substantially automated and doesn't require any actions by the players to stop and start the clock other than a requirement to play their cards in a designated area to be picked up ...
Lanzarotti in Monte-Carlo
I wouldn't exactly call Monte Carlo "nearby" to the Italian Covid-19 epicentre of Codogno at approximately 325km by road. On the other hand, Salsomaggiore is a mere 60km from Codogno so it might be timely for the WBF to start thinking about contingency plans for the World Youth Teams ...
I am still not sure about the correct procedure here
This is more-or-less how I would handle it. I would alert and then write that we haven't discussed this particular auction but it can't be natural and probably means based on my general understanding of the methods typically used by this unfamiliar partner or other meta-agreements. Without screens ...
Marked cards, a follow up and some observations
Someone please post a copy of the bulletin including the pictures of the different backs so we can see what we are talking about.
Bridge and the Environment
The demonization of international air travel is seriously misguided. We live in an industrialised world and enjoy the economic and social benefits of being able to access affordable energy, engage in international trade and utilise modern technology. These economic and social benefits have resulted in humankind experiencing unprecedented prosperity, longevity ...
Marked cards, a follow up and some observations
Particularly BW memebrs who play in NZ congresses!
Marked cards, a follow up and some observations
The OP's question as to the statistical significance of his seemingly superior performance in events with unmarked cards, I'm calling "random" as the explanation. I'm also struggling as to the practicalities of gaining an advantage from playing with a marked deck. The cards will all go through ...
No Alert
Fair enough. Maybe a procedural penalty or stern warning to south would be in order; but no adjustmebnt to the score.
No Alert
I voted "no adjustment" as it seems pretty obvious that North doesn't have invitational values unless there are 50 points in the deck and even if 3 did show invitational values East shouldn't be buying that and has a clear 4 bid anyway. That being said ...
Is this the correct ruling?
Is it really so hard to post the actual hand so we can see what's happened and make informed comments about your ruling?

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