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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
13 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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Duck or Cover?
Bridge is weird. Everywhere else it is duck and run for cover.
Greedy B*st*rd in the Poker World
It should be noted that the above examples of outliers are in sports where there is little to no luck factor. Poker and bridge have major luck components, unlike chess or go. I cannot run like Edwin not hit like the Babe, but I can shove on Phil Ivey. Phil ...
Greedy B*st*rd in the Poker World
107 finals wins in a row, but a total of 122 straight wins. After his only loss in the streak, he won another ten in a row. The race he lost, Moses was trying to run 12 strides per hurdle instead of his usual 13. (Stay with the bridge number ...
How far do you have to go in "protecting" your opponents?
By UPH, 1-1NT is an alert, not an announcement. Unexpected range, unexpected shape (4CM possible) and not expected to be forcing. North should correct the misexplanation after the auction ends and before the opening lead. If procedures work only when they are followed, then most of our bridge procedures ...
No one is a bad as their worst days and none of us are as good as our best days. People remember Bucky Dent's home run to defeat the Red Sox and Chris Sale striking out Manny Machado for the last out when the Red Sox won the Series ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Now that I think about it, the biggest single difference between then and now is what happened in 1993. Larry C. published "To Bid or Not to Bid" and a large portion of the expert community at the time thought he was nuts. Nowadays, the expert community understands what Cohen ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
There has been decreasing variety in systems since I started playing. Nowadays, virtually everyone plays essentially the same muddled 2/1. Even Precision is a rarity nowadays. And 25 years ago, there was a lot of variety within "Standard American". Montreal relays, Walsh tendencies, weak no-trumps, etc.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Bergen and Stauber played at my local club. We had crazy preempts back in the 70s.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Since we are having trouble reconstructing the 90s exactly right, probably no chance for the 70s or 60s.
Greedy B*st*rd in the Poker World
Not into the pot that often, but the stats indicate you should call that guy with just about any two cards. You can outplay him after the flop. The hand rate for poker is about 6 times greater than in bridge. In addition, there is nearly always a winner and ...

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