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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Tried to follow "Mom's First Rule of Bridge" since I started learning this game.  ("No one cares if you are good or bad, don't be slow")

I walk the dogs a lot - just not in the bidding.  Do not get to the NABCs or Trials enough because life interferes with bridge.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Any big team KO. Trials, Vandy, Spingold. ("And summer's lease hath all too short a date")
Favorite Conventions
Ones partner actually understands
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Am I rationalizing?
The question as to whether an infraction occurred is a subjective judgement. What constitutes pause and "undue haste" is also subjective. 3 seconds would be a long BIT for one of my partners. Players often try to frame these discussions in some objective, abstract parallel universe. But at the end ...
Am I rationalizing?
Assuming partner responded 1, the BIT is probably more likely to show wanting to defend - given your stiff and the vulnerability - than wanting to bid. One problem in these situations is depending on the sort of player who breaks tempo, the BIT can be revealing whereas the generic situation ...
I don‘t understand Drury
I do not understand not playing Drury. And frankly, neither would any of you as my partner after a session of seeing my 3rd seat openers. If one already plays 1M-(P)-1NT as forcing, one has already made the decision that a hand with 10-11 HCP starts 1NT over ...
Robb Gordon's bidding problem: 6 Q8742 A75 AQ76
This is why no one plays Roth-Stone anymore. I think it is very close to double. If my spot cards were better, I might. It may be perverse, but I think the five hearts is a slight drawback. That reduces the chances partner might make a 4 bid - which ...
Philly Slam Poll 1 of 3: ATB missed 6!S
I think this sort of hand falls between the cracks in regular standard American. If you Gaz after 1-, you can save a ton of room and get there.
Score Adjustment in Berg v Lavazza
Does anyone have any info on the timing of the ruling. The OP seems to indicate that the ACBL might not have made a determination until after the match. I am not saying it happened here - (it has happened plenty of times in the past) - just curious if "nothing changes ...
How an AI program mastered the ancient game of Go
England once held mastery over much of the world - all the time without any way of knowing for certain what was going to happen tomorrow. For me, “mastery” is a relative term, not an absolute one. It simply implies a high level of skill and the ability to dominate and ...
A difficult play problem
Re: vacant spaces and % Since clubs are 5-2, the odds that spades are 3-2 change only slightly. 67.826% vs 66.22% What changes appreciably is that E is now >3x more likely to hold the four than W. What does change more significantly is the odds the Q ...
A difficult play problem
8th round needing to just do OK to Q and you guys draw team that had only a handful ranked higher than in the Vandy. (Yes, Clint, I do feel lucky today. Because now I know what bad luck really is.) 8 was a deep card. At least I ...
How an AI program mastered the ancient game of Go
Thank you for posting, Ercan. Interesting stuff.

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