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Joe Hertz
Joe Hertz
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 24, 2012
Last Seen
21 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.
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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
Extreme Bridge #9: Uncontrolled Bidding
I don't know if I should admit this, but the first time I heard the rule against "psychic controls", this maneuver is what I thought it was referring to.
Legal, Illegal, Alert Needed or announce
@Ron It's not a question of if any given call is destructive. It's a question of if an agreement's purpose is *primarily destructive* which is an important distinction. Is the call in your example destructive? Sure to a point. A better example for your point would be ...
Legal, Illegal, Alert Needed or announce
Yu- Yes, there can be places it's advantageous to do it. But I can't think of a reason why you would specifically *agree* to do it for any constructive purpose. I might be lacking in imagination, but the operative point I see here is that they say 3 ...
The problem is bigger than the Stop Card
Orlando Brown got suspended for pushing the official to the ground in response and sued. He got a settlement later, but my understanding was that the vision in that eye was trashed going forward. After the incident, officials were instructed to try to throw at the *ground* of the area ...
Legal, Illegal, Alert Needed or announce
Jay said what I was about to. I'd be asking a ton of questions about this agreement with an eye towards determining if it was primarily destructive or not. Why would you not open your 4 card suit in this situation and also have it be a something other ...
A ruling conundrum
Art -- If this was online, then the explanation might not have come because of an inquiry. The bidder might have just self-alerted it preemptively because doing so creates no UI for his partner (you see no alerts from pard). There's no UI for East because of the explanation.
Extreme Bridge #9: Uncontrolled Bidding
Jx is also a stopper^H^H^H^H^H^H^H control
Claim requiring a future revoke
John Adams if I recall once suggested a thought experiment where in a Money Game and you believe your partner is a confederate, the opps are in a zero chance slam that you doubled, so you claim your two tricks rather than making any lead at all, thus preventing your ...
The problem is bigger than the Stop Card
Heck. American Football is famous for officiating making an error that benefits one team and then tries to correct the error by calling something equally unfair on the other team. I can name NFL officials I think are bad. I don't know of any bad TD's. The worst ...
The problem is bigger than the Stop Card
I want to +1 so many people on this thread. Again I'm saying it: Most new players don't learn the rules except by running afoul of them. And most of them learn the opposite of the rules before they learn them because nobody ever stopped them the first ...

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