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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

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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Aren't you sick of reading about bad director rulings
“Habitual psycher”, that would stir things up with the local authorities over here in no-fun-land.
English-German translations
In case you had not seen this before: The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room ...
ATB but go easy on them, they're 199'ers
North's hand is too good for a 3 rebid. He should rebid 3NT, which BTW, is not a bid I would expect a 199er to know. Now it gets a little complicated because you need an agreement of ace-asking since the 3NT rebid shows no interest in hearts ...
Ruling on Misinformation
"On the actual auction, it seems to me perfectly normal for East to bid 3♠" I hate sitting on ACs b/c this is the kind of self-serving nonsense that one hears from pairs who cannot remember their own agreements but are perfectly willing to criticize everyone else. There are ...
I don't understand ...
Seeing all the hypotheticals, I don’t understand why opener cannot have KJ. Before you post back: “because he would have raised spades”, why does 3 show six spades? Everyone THINKS it does because they see the South hand. Everyone thinks it does because the plan was to ...
ATB Precision
Poor methods. You need to make better use of pass & X or interference will continue to cause trouble. E/W are in GF auction. X should be TO with two+ places to play (or 4OM), as here. Pass should suggest penalties, but pass & pull a reopening X is strong. A ...
Gazilli feedback from those who have played it
Gaz is a significant contribution to standard bidding. However, my less than charitable view is that far too many partnerships do not need Gaz because they often handle auctions (whether they are aware of it or not) based on partner’s tempo. After a 1NT response and a 4th seat ...
Greco and Grue Win Blue Ribbon Pairs
Some people yearn to see their names in lights, bridge players want to see theirs in dot matrix print. It is even better when the names at the top are such a credit to the game. Congratulations to G&G (in no particular order).
Grade this call II
I am trying to figure out how the comments in the OP apply to the question. "Partner is a sound player" so I guess he didn't make the double. I know I didn't double. . . Oh, that is why we are favorites. I get it now.
Grade this call II
You mean there is a downside to overbidding? Say it ain't so!

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