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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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12 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.

Country
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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Are these weak 2-bids?
This is not a pre-alert in ACBLand. I do have a partnership where both are systemically weak-twos and we alert these bids when they come up because the suit quality for our weak two-bids either meet a minimum standard, or the hand is 6-5.
Are these weak 2-bids?
Who needs 13 cards for a weak bid?
Offsite polling
The USBF trials arranges in advance for off-site consultation & potential committee people in the event of a problem. Everyone onsite is pretty much playing in that one event.
Away from Tannery Row
I remember playing against a C player at the club where their auction went: 1-1NT; Three instant hearts - 4. Obviously declarer is at least 5-5M. Dummy hit with 2-4 in majors, I was Axxx/Kxx. So when declare lost the heart finesse, I completely missed the spade ruff ...
Radical Revamp of NABC Schedules?
So any time Jan tries to smile it costs money? Bummer :(
Need ruling help please
Another dry comment from D.B. I'll need some libation now :)
A Recommendation for USA Bridge
It is the cheapest Hawaiian destination. No one in their right mind STAYS in Honolulu, they just sleep there. Oahu can be marvelous.
Small So-So Club Game Field
I like my chances of 9 tricks in NT much more than 10 tricks in diamonds. Even though I can control the later and not the former. I do not like the idea of Stayman and floating the 2 response. There are many hands that I would overcall 1NT ...
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
Good thing some poker pros are waking up. Professional poker is not as unhealthy as being a coal miner, but it is not a healthy lifestyle, either. At least in bridge one can get up and move around every couple hands. Breaks are fewer and farther apart in tournaments. Cash ...
Greco Wins 2018 Player of the Year
Yes, but Marty, it is your fault it is so crowded at the top. After all, you put that team together.
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