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David Wetzel
David Wetzel
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July 9, 2014
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about me

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, my wife and I used to play a lot, and made token appearances in the lower flights of a couple of GNTs and NAPs and such.  Also managed to lose in the finals of the 0-750 knockouts at three straight Spring Nationals, which is harder to do than it sounds.


Then kids happened. 


Now we don't play much.


United States of America

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Is this the correct ruling?
I had trouble following the play but any ruling that doesn’t get the director a shot of whiskey seems insufficient.
The Missing
What’s the big deal, any palooka can make 7NT on two finesses.
Have you e ver seen a worse claim
I have once seen (at another table, thank goodness) the bidding go: pass-pass-ace of clubs
Education Via the Scorecard
Simple workaround: put them in their own section.
Failed attempt for a doubled overtrick
Well, maybe someone else said it too. He might have also said it moooooore spoooookily
Education Via the Scorecard
Score adjustments are for rectification, yes. Two points: 1) I think it is good practice to adjudicate decisions such that non offenders should never be put in a worse spot than they might have been. 2) I have no problem with a director who makes a score adjustment *in a ...
How do you play 1M X p 2M?
Paul, You aren’t wrong; I suppose I’d allow passing 2NT by either party that might bid it (after the two auctions that get there). Creep-crawling into an unpleasant but probably ok 4-3 fit in 3S is possible when the worst happens.
Failed attempt for a doubled overtrick
He did, but those are the best kind —so if you make such a play and weed out the others... One more reason to try it?!
You be the Comittee .
It’s not a great slam, so not getting there is no crime. I am mildly surprised that nobody tried. You need more overbidders.
You be the Comittee .
Ellis, A good post. My one quibble: “I gave the hand to the strong club players sitting NS and they had difficulty on a bid showing spades that was raided to 3 or 4 preemptively, even after they had defended the hand, and ostensibly knew it” That seems to put ...

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