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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 8, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I helped write the new ACBL Convention Charts and now I'm working on updating the alert procedure. I've been on the ACBL Competitions and Conventions Committee since 2014. So basically I'm a rules nerd, and I'm happy to get any comments you have on possible improvements.

I learned to play bridge in grad school. Our department offered us free donuts once a week with the caveat that we had to stay in the common area while we consumed them. Someone taught us bridge as an activity to do while we ate the donuts (because unstructured socializing would have been just terrible) and I got hooked.

I still work full-time so bridge has to fit around that, but I usually manage to get to at least two of the three NABCs.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
+1800 for only a 90% board
Regular Bridge Partners
Kim Eng, Chris Gibson, Ray Miller
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
I agree that moderating this site is a tireless job and also think that too much material gets removed by the moderation. Saying you disagree with the style of moderation doesn't mean that you think Eugene is lazy.
Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
I think you are misinterpreting the statement here, which I interpreted as "If you aren't treated any better by confessing, then no one will confess."
David Hankins's bidding problem: K4 KJ63 72 T8653
Play in your known fit and take away a spade overcall.
David Hankins's bidding problem: K96542 Q6 T K762
This wasn't the crazy bid. :)
My own thoughts on the NAOBC Events
My own thoughts on posts like this: Why isn't this just a comment on the original post?
After 3NT Response to Muppet Showing Five Hearts
4 shows interest in one of the minors (likely with 4 spades).
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: QT J 962 AKQJ764
I don't need to be convinced that transfers are better. But sometimes you play what your partner prefers.
Bad Disclosure (Pass the cheese, I already have the whine)
This is unrelated to your actual point, but given the terrible hands and suits I've seen opponents show "both majors" with, I wouldn't give up 2M as natural in the auction 1N (2) ?.
Master as a racist term
I would guess that on a forum devoted to bridge everything posted is something that 99% of the population doesn't care about.
Master as a racist term
Steve, you have addressed a comment to me that I don't understand how it relates to what I posted. I have made no argument about whether "master" is intrinsically racist (or not). I just said that it's irrelevant whether everyone can attain various ACBL ranks to the debate ...

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