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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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Oct. 30, 2013
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Bridge Director
about me

I'm the Chief TD and Chief Executive of the EBU as well as an EBL & WBF Tournament Director, but my social media posts are usually my own opinions and don't necessarily reflect the official policy of either the EBU, the EBL or the WBF.

United Kingdom

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Claim including a revoke
Ed may be referring to this, from the Commentary on the 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge The TD should not suggest that the hand be played out, but he may allow the players to play it out if he is ...
Colour Coded Playing Cards
I think they are common all over Europe.
Mindful revoke
{In reply to Kurt Schneider, not David Burn} That is not correct. There is no automatic penalty for a revoke made by an exposed hand, but an adjustment in equity can still be made using L64C.
Mindful revoke
Actually I see the wording of the law is a little more precise than this: L64B. No Automatic Trick Adjustment There is no automatic trick adjustment following an established revoke (but see Law 64C) if: 3. the revoke was made in failing to play a penalty card or any card ...
Mindful revoke
"It is my understanding that once your hand is tabled (accepted or not), any additional play is made from the tabled hand." Where did this understanding come from? "At that point, a renege is impossible since all four players are responsible for preventing a renege." Where did this idea come ...
Rare High-Level Decision
Partner wants me to lead a diamond if they sacrifice over 6S.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
At the European Open Championships this year, there was one session in the pairs that was 22 boards. I had a former European Champion shouting about how unreasonable it was that he was expected to play 22 boards without smoking! I understand that was the reason for the 10-board "Polish ...
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Negative doubles were alertable a lot more recently than that - into this millenium I think - even though they were extremely widespread.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
In England, people were playing Crowhurst, Fruit Machine Swiss and Byzantine Blackwood. This was the year I first played bridge as an adult, having played for a while at school 15-20 years earlier.
Is this forcing? (Basic stuff)
My post was actually written to come before your last one, but I got interrupted before adding it...

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