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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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Member Since
Oct. 30, 2013
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
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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When should you use Stayman?
I think the question is worded well in order to win an argument, but it won't enlighten much as to what people's tendencies are towards using Stayman.
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
Kit's description would lead me to expect him have voted for the second option above, but he has not. I might be interpreting "primary" in a different way from others.
Bridge Winners Response Time Faster
Looks like this experience was an outlier - it has indeed been better since.
Bridge Winners Response Time Faster
Hm - it just took me 20 seconds for this page, with no responses, to come up.
How to Handle Suspicions of Cheating in an Online Club Game
Has anyone asked the players why they did what they did? Where do we find this "principle of coincidence" in bridge administration laid out?
Discussion of Swiss Pairs
In my view it makes sense to use VPs when the matches are long and not when they are short. The only EBU event that runs Swiss Pairs with 4-board rounds, rather than longer, is not converted to VPs.
Discussion of Swiss Pairs
I suspect about 40 years ago (although the current one was updated about 20 years ago).
Discussion of Swiss Pairs
I thought it was one of the best things about OKBridge tournies and was surprised that it didn't just become the standard for online bridge.
Discussion of Swiss Pairs
All true, but it is also possible (and the most common form of Swiss Pairs in the British Isles) for it to be scored by matchpoints converted to VPs for each match.
How do youb rule?
Frances' point is that it doesn't matter - the timing is not critical because we are talking about the current trick, not the subsequent one.

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