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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Hi Jeff, thank you for this opportunity. 1) How light is too light for a 1-bid in (a) Precision (b) Standard? 2) Re: aggression, how much does yours & Eric’s game change from IMPs to MP to BAM? 3) Regarding “self-diagnosis” about ability, it seems to me often even harder ...
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
A bogus excuse note, the grand slam of all dad deeds. It must have been hard finding a suitable gift on father's day.
To Show or Not To Show?
The old travelers were more entertaining because you knew right away which pair achieved the goofy result. One never had to wait to see the line scores. I have no idea why people feel a need to see the score right away, particularly since unless it is the last round ...
Bid after partner's break in tempo
Pass - since I forgot to bid 5 last time. Which is what I would have done if I were - I dunno - "frisky"(?) enough to bid 2 with this stuff on my first turn. I am not "barred" from bidding, just not allowed to choose an option suggested by ...
Bid after partner's break in tempo
Mike, the problem with your example is that hand never takes 10 seconds to double
To finesse or drop
Thanks for adding that Paulo, I should have noted that in my post. I was just commenting on the odds calculation question, not whether other factors come into play. PS I answered the Q as to which was % play, not whether taking it was appropriate on this hand.
To finesse or drop
deleted, S not declarer
To finesse or drop
Finesse is still a big favorite vs drop. What changes - assuming J is stiff - is that the odds of a winning finesse drops substantially. It does not change the finesse vs drop choice. You do not need a calculator to prove this. Even if we discount RC implications, if ...
How Often?
Oren, that is a minimum. Yours truly, Al Roth
% Play to Land 6N: 3-3!D or a squeeze
MP is often not so straightforward. It seems 6NT is going to be a popular contract, with 6 a runner up though not as common. If diamonds are 3-3, there are 13 tricks in either contract, with extra chances in spades. Therefore, declarer should decide whether to play for ...

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