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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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Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Chris, Vegas just isn't the same since they closed The Barbary Coast and the IP. There used to be places that made the Frontier and Riv look good.
1 NT passed out
What sort of rounding produced that last 1, up or down? The pass-out is going to be a function of combined points, no reason for responder to get out to a suit and no competition from the opponents. Given how active pairs are against strong notrump openings these days, I ...
Petition for NABC+ Midnight KO
System restrictions? The last Midnight KO I played in (long time ago, when bridge was fun) we won because the hand my opponents thought was an opening psych was judged to be a slam try by my partner. So 6= vs 2NT when psycher passed Jacoby. I made the ...
Someone has blundered
Did RHO's hand more closely match her bidding? This seems to fall into L12A2 catch-all for adjusted scores. Not sure from which hand the lead was made. So Ave-/Ave+ unless RHO led from wife's hand, then flip it.
Defensive Problem
It seems that if declarer has six only clubs (a) they might not be running, so 3NT is a bit optimistic (b) partner might gone passive and played a club at trick two, because if partner is that smart, he wouldn't leave the switch decision to me. So I ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Maybe now that Fred is retired he will have some time for bridge. BBO is the greatest single contribution to our game.
Is 4NT ever quantitative after a suit fit is found ?
Glad someone else types those explanation marks at the wrong time. I have to edit out e-mails now because for some reason those '!' fail to convert letters into symbols. Oh, and I have typed !M !More ti!mes than you !might i!magine.
The Pros have no idea
7 might be over 50% to make, but since 7 making was 95% and 6NT making seven was 86%, the risk does not seem worth the reward at MP. BAM might be another story.
What is an Expert in EBUland?
Thanks Robin. But does that mean there is otherwise no real difference between the two types of "evolving" and (I presume) "evolved" ratings? In chess, there is a provisional rating which simply indicates the current rating is based on a small sample size.
What is an Expert in EBUland?
Is there someone bi-lingual who can translate English into American? If "evolving grade" is hidden, why can I find Andrew's grade?

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