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James Lawrence
James Lawrence
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Sept. 29, 2011
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about me

Club player and EBU tournament director.

"minus1100" on BBO, a name I occasionally live up to!

In real life, I am a professional data scientist.

United Kingdom

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Bridge Accomplishments
5HX-9 NV. Maybe that isn't an accomplishment...
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Unethical Conduct Accusation
I always wondered why frequencies were measured in Hertz! (Sorry, I'll bet you heard that one before... and I know tinnitus is horrible)
EBU regulations HCP upgrading.
Protect him from people who don't follow the regulations and get a better score as a result, because the regulations constrain the quality of bridge one is permitted to play in certain situations.
EBU regulations HCP upgrading.
As others have said, you can decide to open a specific hand 1 even if it doesn't meet the requirements, as long as you haven't agreed with your partner that it is within your system to do so. The trouble is that the director has a hard ...
This reminds me of a situation that came up in a club once: the auction went 1NT (2H) and third player, who had been playing for years but only recently been looking to improve their game, spends quite some time thinking before bidding 3NT. I was the overcaller and I ...
Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
Indeed not, but partner has a hand too and might have appreciated knowing that you could help them out when they have to decide what to do over 5m or 4NT.
Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
"If my hand is merely competitive, I can pass initially, then double 3m for takeout. " --- not if the next hand bids 5m, or 4NT!
Sorry. Another question about a bad claim.
I'm with Bill here. Bad claims are generally punished plenty by the laws as they currently stand without having to pile PPs on top.
A New Bridge Bot?
For those of us who remember the MSN bridge bots, GIB is Jeff Meckstroth by comparison.
Revoke established or not?
Note that trick 12 is slightly different but this post is about trick 11.
Comparable Call?
Your first paragraph doesn't quite follow — 4234 hands wouldn't have opened 1 but would double, so it isn't a strict subset. That said, TDs are encouraged to give a little wiggle room if there are one or two specific hand shapes that don't fit the ...
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