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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
4 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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Apportion the blame - a missed slam (second try)
I blame the thought that passing and then bidding later is a real strategy. East must have had spades in with his clubs and some hearts in with his diamonds the first time around. Or maybe East just forgot to look at his hand. If the E/W agreements are ...
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
These days, if 3N = AKQxxx it means everyone else opened three.
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
Once Chuck Lamprey and a new partner were filling out a card before game time. When they got to weak-twos, Chuck replied that he played feature. His partner suggested they play Ogust instead. Chuck: “I do not really see the point to Ogust”. Other guy: “You can describe the range ...
Break In Tempo
@John, on my next submission of suggested law changes, I shall propose that you be barred from participating in (most) discussions of UI. Oh wait, you already are under the “peer group” provision! You see, it is not that I disagree (much at all) with anything you wrote, just that ...
How do you sort out this one?
Good catch. E's shape is known with the heart pitch on the Q, and ruffing heart after K/A, but W could have a 12-pointer. After A, club - (low) - ruff, heart to ace, it would be an interesting gambit of not ruffing the K.
Break In Tempo
If have to say that 9 lead followed by club shift is too deep for me. . .
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
My guess is b/c they were stuck 34 IMPs with ten boards to play. This is a mountain against JLall-KBat / Pepsi-Zia. In the previous six 15-board segments, Nickell did not score a total of 34 IMPs in five of the segments and only their gross of 37 in the ...
@K.A. How many times are they going to double your pay before you commentators are happy? A funny "curse" moment happened when Mike Kamil observed that there was a throw-in for an OT but he didn't think declarer would risk it. So Oren on VG clicked on the ...
How do you sort out this one?
The way our bridge world sorts out these situations is to follow a precise four step approach: 1. Carefully consult the exact applicable laws. 2. Extract all relevant details about the opponents methods. 3. Establish causality, was there MI, did it effect the result? 4. Randomly make up some result ...
FP situation? If not who should bid 5?
I agree with everything that Michael wrote above. Only wanted to paraphrase a post from Michael Rosenberg on an old FP question where he stated something to the effect that in his opinion most pairs would be better off if they never heard of a forcing pass. I think about ...

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