Join Bridge Winners

Bridge Winners Profile for Joe Hertz

Joe Hertz
Joe Hertz
  • 16
  • 11
  • 10
  • 0

Basic Information

Member Since
April 24, 2012
Last Seen
23 hours ago
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.
  • \n
  • I want to play against everyone. I prefer Stratified to StrataFlighted events. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels that way.
  • \n
  • My least favorite event is whatever the Swiss is happening on the last day of a Sectional or Regional.
  • \n
  • I'm 13-0 in team matches vs people who were booked when I asked about their if I ask you, please say yes.
  • \n
  • I have a severe hearing loss. My first duplicate bridge partner is blind. Our card's "general approach" box said "Bid No Evil". 
  • \n
  • I once had an opp compliment me on how nice I was about calling the director on them.
  • \n
  • That being said, both of the people I've filed player memos on are dead now.
  • \n


United States of America

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
How would you rule?
IMHO, polls like that are horrible anyway. The questions should hide the UI to determine what one would do in a particular situation. Introducing the ethical dilemma to the player introduces all sorts of other factors into the decision that the poll cannot control. One player thinks, "I want to ...
Fantoni, Buratti, Lanzarotti & Co. in Milan
So now expect pros to be updating their contracts to define what their obligations are in such an occurrence. It's not a problem until something the agreement is silent about actually happens.
Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
Spending lots of money on implementing software that never gets used is waste. Spending lots of money to keep previously convicted cheaters out is an understandable cost of doing business. I would hope the BoD would be unanimous in such a sentiment.
Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
Yes, I know, Ray. That's my point. The OP said he would become a member in good standing, which implies that there would be no probation of any kind should he return.
Ethics applied to a playing director
Asking for a sanity check by people who didn't play it (and possibly adjusting the result if it goes poorly) seems quite reasonable. If you saw the hand actually get played first though, I would think crowdsourcing very well might not be enough.
Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
Everyone's resort fees.
Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
Would they be truly in "good standing"? I believe that's a specific term such that, previously suspended bridge players serving a term of post-suspension probation as part of that sentence would NOT be considered such. I should hope IF an expelled player ever is readmitted, he comes back under ...
Need ruling help please
My first director call ever was precisely this. Dummy came down with the A. Declarer's RHO had the A too so said RHO called for me. They were playing board 7. The dummy had tabled her hand from board 9. Avg+/Avg- on boards 7 and 9. Nothing else ...
Director Ruling
Narsingh- Totally don't understand why an opp would object to you asking such a question before the opening lead when your declaring. It's not like you're going to give UI to your partner.
Director Ruling
I'd want to see a poll on that. Yes, pass was suggested by the UI, but I'm not sure at all 3 gets any love from peers of these opps, and a double would likely have east sit for it and actually help the offending party.

Bottom Home Top