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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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19 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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...and the band played on...
What, doesn't everyone go sock-shoe, sock-shoe?
Guess the par score
Thanks John, I had not thought 2NT might be made. I just wondered what the worst possible dummy/distribution could be.
Guess the par score
Was it really THAT?!
YBTD after slow double
Something else. The two options they do not get are 3+1 and 3NT plus a lot. (Yes it can be set, but probably not). Is anyone else surprised the slow double was correctly interpreted as "I really don't have spades?" Or maybe the "BIT is not demonstrative ...
Guess the par score
Some good answers - Avon's glass is full and Barry's glass is completely empty and cracked extremes. The hard part of this problem is that it was a Regional pair game. At the club, half the field achieves the par of +110 on the auction: 2-2; 2 ...
Las Vegas Housing - ACBL Great Value but not Consistently Available For All Rooms
It must be me (again). But spending money on a hotel room in Las Vegas just seems fundamentally wrong :)
Common game deal Wed 16 April
Hmm. Interesting hand for certain. I have often thought being able to divine the layout based on the assessment of the ops is a much better skill than being able to calculate the slight difference between reasonable lines. Lets start with what happened. The top expert bid 3. This ...
Common game deal Wed 16 April
The second part is a very good question. The first part seems like an underbid because if they do lead K from AK systemically, it likely makes a lot of difference. I also know some pairs that lead A from AK but K from AK when planning a singleton switch.
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Bonjour M. Damiani, You might not recall me, but I was the driver for you, Joan and Ernesto down to Philadelphia. Just to give you a heads-up, I am also pretty much the only person on this whole site who believes in the IOC affiliation. However, from the unintended consequences ...
Memory/Visualisation
You are missing my vote: don't know how I used to remember the cards, I just did. Nowadays it is a newspaper/book column visualization. Sometimes the print is annoyingly small. . .
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