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Jeff Aker
Jeff Aker
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 30, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 9
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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
PPs for Soloway KO
It will be interesting to see whether the conflict with the Reisinger affects the strength of the field
What conventions should ACBLers prepare for in Orlando?
We've been told by Anna Gudge at the WBF that multi is not a Brown Sticker convention and thus a written defense is not allowed. Here's the link
I've never seen this, just a curiosity
About 25 years ago Michael Rosenberg told me that any single instance of a more likely break has a higher probability than that of a less likely break (so here, any single 3-2 break - 109 doubleton- is more likely that a single 4-1, stiff k). No doubt he'll let ...
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 ...

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