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David Thompson
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Member Since
March 20, 2011
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4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

National Youth Coordinator with the Australian Bridge Federation. 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
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Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
Did NS pre-alert their 1 opening? Where's the duty to protect one's self here? Shouldn't North have some obligation to ask a few questions about the auction before he flags 5x?
Protecting the field?
Other - so I abstained. This is how I feel about it too - nothing wrong with doing something anti-percentage or "anti-field" in an attempt to get a top, but that not quite the same as "totally up to you". You can't, for example, start playing misere or psyche every hand ...
Had to abstain as I think something a bit short of "anything goes" is appropriate. Defining where that line is to be drawn will obviously be quite problematic though.
The 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge are around the corner
Will I not need to give up a valid email address as part of the registration process?
The 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge are around the corner
I'm too scared to have anything to do with Yahoo. Can someone post a summary of the proposed changes? One thing I'd love to see is a reduction or elimination of the powers of NBOs to make local regulations and interpretations so that the game can be played ...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Why weren't they using Bridgemates? I thought everyone stopped using results slips for Swiss Teams events years ago.
Suggestion for ACBL: pay extra for pre-dublicated boards in non-preduplicated board events
I find this entire thread quite odd. I'm not aware of any organised bridge game in Australia in the past 20 years or so that doesn't use pre-dealt boards. In fact, most players (particularly those who learnt the game this century) wouldn't even known how to shuffle ...
Can Google's DeepMind beat the BBO Robots in 2017
A semi-related query I have in relation to current bridge playing programs is whether or not it's possible to have such programs play a full set of boards many many times but also having some variations in system, aggression and carding methods each time a board gets replayed. The ...
Alfredo Versace Future
@Paul. I found the interview highly interesting. Believe it or not, there is world of bridge outside of the ACBL.
2016 World Bridge Games, Pairs Medals Presented to Bach/Cornell
Congrats to Ash & Mike! New Zealand well and truly punches above its weight in terms of bridge players per population and has produced many patriot and ex-patriot stars (mostly to Australia's benefit) over the years.

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