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Jeff Goldsmith
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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How do you adjudicate this claim?
Isn't this dead center Law 70E1?
How I would revise our NABC Tournaments
"The NABC+ playing area would be limited to participants only." Barring kibitzers seems a poor idea. How is using the Broadmoor, a $250+/night hotel, working with the economical set?
Responder's new suit after opener rebids suit
Depends on partnership agreement.
"No Ax to Grind" Director Question
Because bridge is a game, and it's supposed to be fun. Why not make it harder to cause quarrels at essentially no cost?
Double shot ?
Whether a committee or panel ought to judge any action a sufficiently bad gamble that it limits the perpetrator's rights depends on the definition of "gambling" in this context. We already know that they mean "bad gamble," not just "gamble." What I'm trying to do is come up ...
Double shot ?
You think pass is a wild gambling inaction?
Why Marijuana Should Be Legal
Other: laugh at everyone and walk away. Once upon a time, a friend was about to direct his first regional session. A few of us had a few scenarios like this cooked up for him. The only time we tried one, he just laughed at us and walked away.
"No Ax to Grind" Director Question
Why? To protect foolish declarers from themselves. To forestall dealing with UI issues if the defenders try to pass some. And because it'd then be useful for declarers who can just indicate "anything" with a wave of the hand or a thumb pointing down when that's what they ...
What does 3!H mean here?
I've seen a normal 2 opener accidentally opened 2 and vice versa at the table. One worked great, one not so well.
Double shot ?
The laws have changed. "Wild" was removed, and "which if unsuccessful it might have hoped to recover through rectification" was added. Some other minor changes were made, too.
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