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Jay Brandt
Jay Brandt
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Member Since
Nov. 14, 2011
Last Seen
April 20, 2018
Member Type
Bridge Player

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ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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BW 2/1: Jumps to 3NT
What I learned after some hard lessons is that Fast Arrival does not apply to jumps to a NT game, only applies in suit contracts.
Passing a redouble
I think that to use this tactic from a Diamond Life Master against weak players is poor tactics. If we want the "weaker" players to continue with duplicate bridge, this is the sort of thing which tends to drive them away.
Solution To NABC Starting Times: EVERYONE Can Have What They Want
though, in my neighborhood, I'd guess that at least 50 percent of the seniors prefer 1 and 7. (I'm one of them.)
ACBL Nationals Start times
The biggest issue I see with early start times is that for those of us who do not attend every national, those times force us to take a day or two off to see the area, whereas, if we stayed with 1 and 7, we can sightsee during the morning ...
ACBL Regional Tournament Attendance/Cost Issue
And, it would take an eternity to earn enough Gold points to make much of a difference.
A New Ethics?
What makes the failure to pay attention to cards played by the opponents a "Mechanical error?"
Todd is CNTC A Winners
Congratulations to all. Good going Brad
Electronic Scoring
The problem with showing the scores (not the percentages) is that people start talking about it and in many games the whole room can hear them.
Should this Q-bid be Natural?
Most of my partnerships play it as a Limit raise or better in Spades.
Opening with a short club
I've always wondered why "Standard American" players would adopt this technique given the relative infrequency of the 4-4-3-2 1 Diamond opening.

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