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Jeff Aker
Jeff Aker
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 30, 2010
Last Seen
July 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Still trading options after all these years. ITTC chair and head of the USBF Technical Advisory Committee.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
4th place as member of USA2 in 2015 Senior Bowl; reaching quarterfinals of 1988,2009 and 2015 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
see above
Regular Bridge Partners
Kate Aker, Doug Simson, Barry Rigal
Favorite Tournaments
Trials
BBO Username
jaker
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Food for Thought
i play that leaping Michaels creates a force. Non-leaping Michaels is forcing if the next hand passes, but if that hand bids, we're no longer in a force
BW 2/1 SHAPE and STRENGTH System Summaries
Richard -- I believe the quote is from Blaise Pascal.
Screen Procedures
Law 41A, section B -- should this be "may" rather than "shall"? Also, how could someone not know that a lead out of turn could constitute an advantage? Law 20 3 a-- may 3rd hand ask for written clarification from either opponent?
Best Movement for 6 pairs? (Party/non sanctioned)
Larry Cohen wrote up a similar method, which I've played. 2 teams of 6 with team A NS at all tables. After playing x boards, normal Mitchell movement and switch the arrows. Each board has now been played by 2 of the 3 pairs. Now you've played 3x ...
Penalty or Responsive
However you play this, don't confuse it with an auction such as 1d (1h) p (p) 2c (2h) x. This, in my view, is clearly a penalty double. If you had enough for a responsive double you would have acted last time.
Advice sought on ethical question
Under the "pulled the wrong card" scenario, I believe that he's entitled to know that he's shown diamonds, and that his partner thinks he's shown clubs and can act accordingly. He could have passed 3c, for example. That wouldn't be true if he had mistakenly thought ...
Advice sought on ethical question
there's a third possibility, that he knew that he had diamonds and knew that his correct call was 2n, and simply pulled the wrong card out of the bidding box. The National Laws Commission in the US has ruled that the correct auction is always authorized information even if ...
What is a good grand slam?
I remember reading that Hal Sims told his teammates never to bid a grand slam. Before the days of Blackwood, to be sure.
What is a good grand slam?
I had a partner who told me that in a reasonably long knockout match the odds you needed to bid a grand should equal your estimate of the odds you have of winning the match. It's not a bad rule of thumb. I once lost a match for being ...
WOLD is Senior USA1
Congratulations guys, great job.
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