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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
9 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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Director call - have I missed something?
L73D1 was never mentioned. "It is desirable, though not always required, for players to maintain steady tempo and unvarying manner. However, players should be particularly careful when variations may work to the benefit of their side. Otherwise, unintentionally to vary the tempo or manner in which a call or play ...
Director call - have I missed something?
I dunno. Seems that I might need ten seconds to consider my play and avoid doing something completely hopeless like ducking my A on the second round.
Opener's two-level "reverse" after a 2/1 GF
If standardizing for beginners is the objective, teaching them 2/1 GF is a horrible idea anyway. IMO, there are too many auction variations for a beginner to nuance. For example, 1m-1NT is NF, but 1M-1NT is forcing. 1-(P)-2 is GF, but 1-(1 ...
IMP Pairs?
At teams I get to pick my mates. At IMP pairs I get the average of the field. While this is also true for MP pairs, each board in MP has the same value and there are all sorts of ways of winning a board at MP. At IMP pairs ...
Searching for a book
Lots of players wake up in the middle of the night dreaming about a hand rumbling around in the back of their mind. After several iterations, suddenly: "OMG! I should have just ducked in both hands!" But since Michael would have found this play at the table, I bet this ...
Meaning of this 3!S bid
I play 3 as "mostly forcing to game, but passable when partner made her typical double with a hand that should have passed." I don't understand the two example hands bidding anything other than 4. This used to be played as "preemptive" by pretty much the same ...
Director Please! Oops there aren't any.
I am not answering the poll because there isn't anything in it for me. And I would consider becoming a club TD but right now starvation looks like an attractive alternative. Right now I run some supervised games and trying to keep the folks playing nice proves I must ...
Director call - have I missed something?
Amazing someone of Lauria's stature couldn't find second hand low :)
Is 2!H forcing?
2 needs to be forcing for one round, otherwise someone will get an ulcer. (I forget, is Bromad for ulcers or does it cause them?) I would not play 2 as forcing. It seems to me that since the sequence is 10+ points, this is an old-fashioned 1S-2H ...
ATB -640
"Takeout doubles are meant to be taken out." - Edgar Kaplan

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