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Jeff Goldsmith
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April 22, 2015
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about me

The most information about me is at my website, http://www.jeff-goldsmith.org/  (The ".org" is misleading.  I'm not very organized.)  The bridge stuff is pretty extensive; it's been going on for 20 years or so.

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In real life, I'm a software engineer.  I used to be a computer animator.  I did a lot of stuff which sometimes plays on Nova, including Voyager's encounter with Neptune.  A curious happenstance: I was sitting at a table at a nationals and realized that three of the four players were trained as differential geometers.  Not a common occupation.  Nowadays, I work at making the internet faster.

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In bridge, I'm a team lead on the National Appeals Committee and a casebook commenter.  I've done more than thirty of them.  I'm a minor member of the Conventions and Competition Committee (C&CC), minor because my appointment came at a point in life where I am unable to attend many nationals.  I made this clear before accepting the nomination.  With some luck, that will change; I hope to get to two of them a year for the next few years.  As a working stiff, I tend to play on weekends.  Most of my vacations are national bridge tournaments.  Some of my previous partners have been some of bridge's more colorful figures.

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I'm also into strategy board and card games.  I can often be seen at nationals after the game playing/teaching/toting them.

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JeffG
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Platinum Life Master
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A New Ethics?
MK: Hmmm...OP's description is not very clear. You may be right that he means that he had the K10 in hand and played the 10 accidentally. If so, that's essentially the same as Case 1. It's OK to change if the error was caused by external ...
A New Ethics?
Case 1 is pretty easy. A card laid is a card played. But if we are using "dark table rules," it can be corrected. If the playing conditions are so bad that we ought to be playing dark table rules, and I suspected that this was the cause of the ...
Stolen Cue
If you are in a force (many play your first auction game forcing), then you can pass. If partner's hand is suitable for 3NT and has a stopper, he'll bid it.
How does the GF over minors affect XYZ responses?
You can still have 5-2-2-4. Perhaps one with no stoppers, one with one (specified) suit stopped.
Something unusual ...
Limit raise or better, offensively-oriented hand.
A Third Bidding Approach
Breakthrough is a three-tier system. 1 is about 16-22, 2 is stronger. The Unbalanced Diamond (as Marshall played it, anyway), is similar, only it uses 2 and 2 for very strong hands.
Your call--ethical bidding problem
If there is a response which shows more than first (first and second, perhaps) round heart control, then that's what partner was looking for, and pass is automatic. After a double, probably some response should show super first-round control, or at least AQ, so this seems to be a ...
Bridge Lawyers
These CoC (or similar ones) have been in use in District 23 for years. "Misinterpreting" them seems pretty hard; the language seems pretty obvious. I admit a bias; I reviewed the text and thought it fine. The rules chosen are also pretty commonplace, and I think reasonable, despite my personally ...
Ridiculous results, doubled or redoubled
I've managed the push (an actual push this time) at +2200 vs. -2210.
Ridiculous results, doubled or redoubled
I once had an interesting comparison. "Plus 630." "Push." "I doubt that. Didn't you make ten tricks in 3NT?" "Yes, push."
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