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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
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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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There is a CAPTCHA to weed out robots. Seems like discrimination to me. And why doesn't BW want the Bots money? Pretty soon they'll be the only ones with jobs.
I DO NOT Know What To Say.
It isn't a question of subsidizing. It is really a matter of negotiating. The host hotels will make concessions to get groups. However, our main problem is that the hotels version of Maslow's Lowerarchy holds bridge groups a notch above a Leper's Convention. However, it seems to ...
I DO NOT Know What To Say.
When I was young I wondered what useless statements I would make as a senior. "I am so old, I remember when bridge was cheap."
Both mad, or just one?
Actually Michael, your posts were highly instructional. You knew neither the system (1 was < 16) nor the method (3=short) and you STILL got to the proper spot :)
The bridge ruling would be made on the balance of probabilities if one could prove there was table action after the alert and explanation. There has to be evidence of UI, not that it probably occurred. @ D.W. I know plenty of players who would bid 2 only spades. None ...
Both mad, or just one?
Equally, especially since teams. North made a game try instead of bidding game. South looked at his diamond holding rather than his hand. Aren't gadgets wonderful :)
How much variance do general BWers create?
The last time I remember being in this position - finesse or make else down 2 without any information - it was in a vulnerable partial. I took the hook. In a game, it is a no-brainer.
Ruling in Montreal
Eric Rodwell is on record about UDSP. He said that many moons ago when he and Jeff first started playing, they agreed to play "upside-down" because they thought it superior. There were no formal write-ups on U/D so they inverted all the signals. At some point, it became apparent ...
The deal demonstrates the problem with our laws. Everyone can argue this ruling until the Four Horseman ride in and it is still impossible to get this right. Our laws are so misguided in this area that it might still be impossible to achieve a proper ruling even after the ...
Mike, you have the vulnerability transposed. E/W took all their tricks. N/S were NV.

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