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John Adams
John Adams
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Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
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3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Board member and Past President unit 448 (Spokane/Eastern Washington).   Bridge Teacher.  Club director.   Opinionated. 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing rubber bridge in college
Bridge Accomplishments
Dozens Regional victories, Top 5's in Nationals, Lovenberg winner. Was once in top 10 all time Platinum point holders.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gard Hays, Catherine Creer, Lea Rogers, Charlie Bennett, Dave Westfall
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Spokane Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
WBL sectionals/Regionals
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with Kickback, xyz
BBO Username
KJADAMS
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
Lasota-Shaw 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over 1C opener
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Robinson-Adams 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over our natural 1C opener
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Stan-John 2/1
2 over 1
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Cole-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Shi-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Gill-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Pete C and John
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Forcing or not? Best practices in high level decisions
No. The overcalling side needs to find a Q-bid to create a force.
What is Normal?
Claiming introduces the possibility of a communications error, which is far more likely than an actual play error. To say "Just don't make a communications error" fairly obviously misses that humans error when given a chance. Pretty easy against anal opponents, to eliminate this error by never claiming until ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Respectfully Henrik, you are wrong. Just because you choose to blame both parties, does not mean they both contributed. Just because the guilty side refuses to accept responsibility does not mean there is no guilty side. Your whole attitude caused a serious rift in bridge a few years back when ...
This is a bit labirintic for me
I could go either way on this one(1 or 2) . Since I play kokish, I'd have to be prepared for 2 2 2 2 3 = where 3 shows hearts and clubs (Grue switch after Kokish). I would not treat the ...
Fast Spingold
You could have two limits. One for the set, one for a board. I've seen one board take 25 minutes, and I am sure there have been worse cases. Perhaps a 10 minute limit for one board, then 90 for the set. This allows for a moderate level of ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Adam, Henrik did. It was in vogue for a while, and seriously reduced my interest in tournament bridge. No blame, just penalize the whole table. The animosity that created was just not fun.
After an Inverted Minor Raise
Standard is to bid stoppers without respect to values. Standard is dumb.
Fast Spingold
I would be much more likely to watch that event on VG. Current events are hard to take.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I say the notion of punishing the entire table is barbaric. I should lose points for finding a good opening lead that made declarer work harder?
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Shoot them both, we will get the guilty party? Not a fan. Directors should know who is playing slowly without need of a confession.
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