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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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Takeout Double with 8 HCP?
I always hold five cards - in the short suit :)
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
In Nightmare, the 1 opening is specifically 15-17 if bal. The 18-20 hands start 1 and the 21-23 with 2 (Multi, which becomes problematic in ACBLand). IMO, you will have a problem if 1 is 15+ bal. You can handle a 0+ HCP transfer if the ...
One hand - Two auctions
At your table, the consideration is that S took preference for spades on a doubleton. With 22(45) he might have preferred to scramble with 2NT to a minor fit or pass the XX and let partner pick. I would be inclined to play hearts to be 3-1 and start ...
Do people hate round robins?
Maybe :)
Danailov-Stamatov Win Cavendish Pairs
No BAM KOs due to lack of popular demand. Talk about luck all you want, but few want to sweat every single card and bid for 60+ boards. Justin is 100% right. Either that or Johnny Chan has ten bracelets because of his lucky orange. At the end of the ...
What's your ruling ?
It seems acting on the UI got its just rewards. Now for the PP as the cherry on top.
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
And the reason this does not mimic real life is. . . . ?
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
Well, the answer is no one really knows because the alert definitions and instructions are poorly executed. According to the ACBL definitions, a cue bid is: "A bid in a suit which an opponent has either bid naturally or in which he has shown four or more cards." By definition ...
UI Ruling Question
I do not think it is clear that South has done nothing wrong. North made a very pointed statement of "over STRONG NT, 2 is a transfer". The emphasis is mine, but the only reason to make this statement (rather than the obligatory "transfer") is to alert partner that ...
UI Ruling Question
Ed & Aviv, change "should" to "could" and you guys are spot on.

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