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David Wetzel
David Wetzel
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July 9, 2014
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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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In theory opener could have bid 4S (or cue is) over 3H. My theory is responder was fishing for one of those hands for a grand, but having not gotten one signed off.
It’s almost the second one, but I think that responder already determined opener doesn’t have “the right hand”, so not really. Food for thought: what’s the difference between this, and 5NT followed by 6NT over 6S?
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
I voted 5 on this and I think if you tried to legislate against using opponents mannerisms, an impossible can of worms would be opened up— but, I think a game where such information wasn’t available in the first place (tablets, for instance) is also perfectly playable, if not ...
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
If the rules are that bad, we could instead change them you know...
What do you think of the director's actions?
Phil, Perhaps you should read the first comment in the thread, and then reconsider your position. :)
Class of player
There’s a world of difference between “exercising perfect language” and “offering some indication that the claimed knows there is a problem and what it is”. Plenty of world class players (I’m going to say all of them, in fact) make playing mistakes all the time. They have oversights ...
Class of player
Maybe instead of changing it to the average class in the event, change it to assume declarer is a (as Wayne put it) palooka. That would be fair to everyone. As a bonus, clearers who don’t want to be falsely treated as palookas can learn to claim better.
Class of player
Here there are entries... but, that too.
Class of player
Nope. If you ask me, I’d like the rule to be that a declarer who claims in this spot without saying anything is always one down. I could justify it and get around the class of player thing by saying that if you’re bad enough to not say ...
Bridge at the Club
Declarer goes to dummy and leads a club toward their KJ; second hand low...

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