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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
14 minutes 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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ATB Common Game hand
I don’t mind 3. Esp @ MP. It might not be best, but if N was xx / Qx / Axx / AK10xxx North is certainly not rebidding 2NT and 3NT+1 beats 5C=. 4 was trés lame. It sounds like “I dunno” when you have honor third support for partner ...
Russia Reinstated in World Sports Competitions
Hey Tomasz, a few more Mai Tais on the beach and they might have restored all the gold medals that were stripped. Be thankful for small favors :)
Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
Regarding the auction, is there anyone who (a) doesn't play Drury because it has not been invented yet and (b) is stuck in a match, who does not just up and bid 4 with the North hand UNLESS they were worried about what partner might have opened with ...
Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
Yes. That was mostly an editorial comment about how our view on psyches have changed. I once played a session where we routinely psyched a short suit if we did not have a real opener. (Bridge used to be fun.) The main thing about psyches is they were once so ...
Ron Smith's bidding problem: 9632 4 JT8642 83
I must not be that imaginative since I think the only sure way to go wrong on this hand is pass. Partner was prepared to hear 3 the first time, he might be very disappointed not to hear it now. If I had to pick, I make N a ...
What do you make of this?
I dunno. If 1NT wasn't a LA to begin with, sitting doubled and red isn't either. IME, players tend to bid according to their personalities. 1NT opposite a PH partner seems a bit like a cowboy move, especially given partner might easily invite and you have less than ...
Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
The history and deals are interesting. Once upon a time people psyched a lot. Today, we’d have to throw these American players out of the ACBL for creating “concealed” partnership agreements. I have no idea why world-class are not supposed to be able to work out that the opponents ...
Wednesday's common game
I also received the 6 lead in 4. That was 4th - a doubleton would be RHO forgot to bid. Which sometimes happens, but it was obvious that my RHO had not forgotten to think about forgetting. RHO has only one card higher: K, J, 9 or 7. So ...
What does this 4NT bid mean?
3 does cover a lot of ground since the cue-bid forces the 4-level.
A question on the laws
If there is a question of a revoke, then your opponent would be legally required to show his cards. L72B3: "3. A player may not attempt to conceal an infraction, as by committing a second revoke, concealing a card involved in a revoke or mixing the cards prematurely." Refusing to ...

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