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Jack Donaghue
Jack Donaghue
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Member Since
April 20, 2015
Last Seen
37 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Now attending Northeatern University. Let's get a team going.

Available for evening games around Boston.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Don Caplin
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Conventions
Mini-NT, Precision, always open to experimentation, will play a midnight game if necessary
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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How A Junior Would Teach Bidding
You're absolutely right that it won't be accepted and for good reason. Sheltering players from other systems too much (at all) just makes them even less prepared for the day they reach 50 points and aren't eligible for SAYC only tournaments. Teaching logic to these players would ...
How A Junior Would Teach Bidding
@ Jeff: 1. How high of a master point level do these DupliLessons include. 2. The pro-client system would suffer if Masterpoints got devalued by inflation too
How A Junior Would Teach Bidding
I once had an instructor who when teaching bids would refuse to describe bids using point values and instead using terms such as "invitational", "game-forcing" etc. This might work well once students have a basic idea what it takes to make a game
How A Junior Would Teach Bidding
@Dave: Absolutely right. Every word
How A Junior Would Teach Bidding
That statement is how all teaching should be done. I enjoy nothing less than meeting new students of the game who give blank stares when their opponents (me) are using a different system than their own.
Article about AI vs. Humans
If bots can beat humans at bridge, then BBO surely owes us something better than GIB
The Worst Convention Ever
Just to be clear there were 635 comments when I wrote that so whether this thread surpasses that one remains to be seen.
The Worst Convention Ever
There was a thread a few years ago that had more posts . I don't remember exactly what it was about, but I think it was about ethics of top players
The Worst Convention Ever
I think Richard R. was referring to using 1 rather than 2 as an artificial and Strong opening, which would be going forward rather than back.
The Worst Convention Ever
It's in there now. I didn't write a poll for people to vote "other"

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