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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
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4 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.

Country
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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Who?
Some funny things one hears could have been said by one of the above. The one person who I seldom see erroneously attributed is Oscar Wilde. I think that is because there is a uniqueness to Wilde. A line like: "A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s ...
Long Hesitation
The answer is -27, right?
Who?
"The problem with quotes on the internet is that one never knows whether they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln
Assess the blame (15)
Perhaps neither neither player knew it was OK to try to sign-off in game with a minimum hand. Nine bids after 2 and neither player could find a 4 bid. Here is how LTTC works: North is either cuebidding diamonds, in which case South has the most minimum ...
Where did East-West go so far wrong on this hand?
I agree with the initial pass if you are my opponent. 1 is fine. How else are you going to get to the diamond slam if opener is x / Axxx / AKxxxx / Ax? Certainly not after 2. (You did not mention if you had an no option for fit ...
Flannery Disclosure
Bypassed six spades because they play Flannery?? "Here's your sign" - J. Foxworthy In the future, other pairs will now be pre-alerted.
"Rulings" and Psyches, Again (and more)
I am so old that I can remember when people psyched all the time, Roth-Stoners even had psychic controls and no one ever got their panties in a bunch when someone did something. Ironically, back then psychs were just about all a player could invent because the ACBL would not ...
Web Movement?
The TDs at our local clubs run web movements whenever possible. Much better for everyone to play the same boards instead of some subset of a larger total. Also, there are more comparisons per board. Bridge players hate everything new and always grumble. But web movements are the way to ...
Bad Judgment or Bad Luck?
Partner found a way to go down in 4 by losing two clubs. (Really.) I did prefer her 1 opening. Though our our auction went 1-2-4 (ugh) but I would have accepted a GI. This type of hand will often play better in hearts 5/3 and is a ...
When to open 1C when playing transfer responses
Small sample size, but the times we did open 1 on =3352 were all wins. I expected this might be a payoff for the unbal diamond, but so far we are 3 wins in 3 tries without even (surprisingly) a "did not matter". Knowing the diamond hand is unbalanced ...
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