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Jeff Aker
Jeff Aker
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 30, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
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
Choice of Games Cuebid vs. Slam Try Cuebid
For sure we discussed the first one and maybe the second as well. Like so many other areas I don’t think one way is appreciably better, you just want to have an agreement .
Back again about Players who Qualify in two USBCs
Good. That’s the case I was worried about
Back again about Players who Qualify in two USBCs
Just to be sure I’m following does this mean that if the USA 1 winner withdraws that the loser of this match automatically qualifies? This means that if there’s reason to believe that this might happen that this team might have an incentive to lose its next match ...
Back again about Players who Qualify in two USBCs
In thinking through the second question there are a number of scenarios in a two winner year. If USA 1 withdraws and the defeated finalist becomes USA 2 then it seems they they take over as USA 1 and the loser of the USA 2 final becomes USA 2. It ...
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?

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