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Joe Hertz
Joe Hertz
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 24, 2012
Last Seen
April 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
  • Designated TechnoGeek of ACBL Unit 218 (Northern Virginia). Where I come from, gcc is a compiler, not a convention chart.
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  • I want to play against everyone. I prefer Stratified to StrataFlighted events. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels that way.
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  • My least favorite event is whatever the Swiss is happening on the last day of a Sectional or Regional.
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  • I'm 13-0 in team matches vs people who were booked when I asked about their if I ask you, please say yes.
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  • I have a severe hearing loss. My first duplicate bridge partner is blind. Our card's "general approach" box said "Bid No Evil". 
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  • I once had an opp compliment me on how nice I was about calling the director on them.
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  • That being said, both of the people I've filed player memos on are dead now.
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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A long shaggy dog story when I was a NLM, involving a whiny opponent when Jeff Roman jumped into the argument and showed me how the clowns would eat me unless I played A/X exclusively. Six months later, I wound up winning the D6 GNT-C, and immediately thanked him for slapping some sense into me.
Bridge Accomplishments
2010 GNT-C QF
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Joe And Mike O
Walsh Style 2/1 GameForce
Copy to my cards View/Print
An update on the CAS ruling
Why can't the existing invitation regulation be used? Hypothetically, the EBL thinks they smell funny.
Was this ruling correct?
Absolutely right. Fortunately this was first seat, and the director did ask some questions away from the table. I suspect the potential for damage was lessened, but I'd hope they'd still look at it to confirm.
Was this ruling correct?
I suspect the 3rd director was right, but I have to admit, I do like the idea of fixing it right there when they can. If it was clubs, then it's a problem, but not if it was worthy of a 3C opener I suppose. They were going to ...
An update on the CAS ruling
Fortunately for the ACBL, it never ceded any power to the CAS. That, and the expulsion of F/N from the ACBL was not done due to reciprocity with the EBL or anyone else's disciplinary decisions. They were expelled on the merits of the evidence the ACBL had. If ...
ACBLscore"+" - a short history
C#, back at they time the contract was bid, really wasn't much of an option for Mac support. It requires a runtime environment similar to the Java Virtual Machine, which theoretically existed for other platforms besides Windows via an open source project called Mono, but you couldn't count ...
An update on the CAS ruling
You need to find the strange plays coinciding with signaling methods. Which is what we had for F/N..but the CAS disagreed. Or maybe a smoking gun like F/S had in the footage where they went up against another pair that they knew used the position of the ...
Wrong Alert of a Bid
Usually this doesn't matter, but it's worth noting here that the 2NT bid was an overcall and not an opening bid. In those situations, the conventional responses become alertable and not announceable, do they not? So given that the 3 bid was in this case alertable and ...
An update on the CAS ruling
The Olympics may be invite-only, but what bridge events are besides the Cavendish? Certainly not anything with the word "Open" in it. I'm no lawyer, but I don't think there's a cause of action for not receiving an invite to something that isn't open-invite. Even if ...
ACBLscore"+" - a short history
I don't think we've ever heard any confirmation on the ACBL's side to that story. If I were to totally speculate: Does the ACBL own the source or not? Even if it didn't want to use Score+, that doesn't mean the code in it wouldn ...
ACBLscore"+" - a short history
Well, no, I wouldn't expect anyone to reverse engineer it. That's what the joke about "If it was easy to understand, they wouldn't call it code" means. I was just unwilling to try this without some human readable documentation. I was amazed anyone would try to take ...

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