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Ed Reppert
Ed Reppert
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 17, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Retired US Navy Officer. Know a little something about computers (was my secondary job in the Navy). ACBL Club director. Player. Systems: Mostly I play 2/1 these days, but I like Romex and Precision as well. Play mostly in clubs and local tournaments.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Conventions
Boston Jacoby.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
Probably not.
Share your favorite bidding system highlights
One of my partnerships recently changed to a 14-16 range for 1NT (2/1 context). One of our opponents opined "that's a strange range for 1NT".
Reflected UI
"Observing partner's reaction, whether by gesture, facial expression, or other physical display, to your alert or explanation or explanation is simply UI." No, it's not. Observing is an action. I do agree with your second paragraph.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Not sure why all this yammering about big club systems. From the alert procedure: "Players are expected to be prepared for the vast majority of systems that they may encounter at the bridge table. Common methods include either strong or weak notrumps with or without five-card majors. The forcing opening ...
Very Unusual Notrump
"This is NOT for Gold Rush events, just higher events." Why does the nature of the event matter?
Bid out of turn ???
Actually, no, you can't.
Reflected UI
Less than ethical? No.
How many spades?
"Almost forcing", like "almost pregnant", doesn't exist.
What happens after a psych
Yes. In part, that's what player memos are for, at least as I understand them. A better mechanism would be to require a player who psychs to report it himself (after the hand, of course). That has the additional advantage of avoiding many cases where an opponent claims "you ...
Reflected UI
If nobody ever did anything that might look bad to someone else, nobody would ever do anything.

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