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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
15 minutes 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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Which bid is most liable for the final contract?
2 is appealing at these colors and it makes life difficult for the opponents as the opening was 1 and not 1M. That being said, it is quite possible to pass 13 point hands and still find the proper level later in an auction. One just cannot give ...
Is this upgradeable?
I don't "upgrade" to 1NT frequently, but this seems clear.
Another huge finish for 15-year old Finn Kolesnik
Well, I remember when he was "young". Still young by USA bridge standards and more importantly, state of mind.
Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
We had the same auction and practically the exact deal. The only difference was South's 17 point hand was: AQx / AQx / KQxxx / xx Over the slow 5NT, South bid 6 and North converted to 6NT. This made with 3-3 clubs and the spade hook. The E/W pair ...
BLASS Wins Soloway
Dummy play on the bad claim of 6NT
This was also a rule promoted by H. Schenken and for the same reason Richard gives. I threaten students who toss their singleton in the suit led into the middle of the table before tabling the other suits. Players nearly always play too quickly at trick one and this is ...
Sucks to be me
The heart shift is actually a Rusinow situation even if you normally do not play it. South should lead the K unsupported and the Q from KQ otherwise because partner pretty much has the count in the suit and needs to know the purpose of the shift.
Sucks to be me
I looked at the hand wondering why David was complaining about the result. He made a good bid, made the % play, (agree with RF above) and kept N/S out of 3, beating all those -110 scores for a MP triumph! So I checked the line scores in order ...
Room for Saturday - SF
First Phil wins the online, completely embarrassing the Bots and next you you know there is a computer "mixup" and he is homeless.... If I were in S.F., I would surely offer you a place to stay. But no way would I get into an elevator with you.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Somehow, man managed to kill off all the passenger pigeons while leaving the secretary birds to propagate and flourish. As Boye notes above, S.B.s are always trying to get something for nothing. Note that: 1) S.B. claims R.R. would have overcalled 2. Not R.R ...

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