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John Curley
John Curley
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 30, 2013
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have played club bridge off and on for many years; enjoy reading tournament reports; retired from a government lab; have an IT background; live in Peterborough Ontario.


Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Peterborough Bridge Club
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Slow response time
This may be completely unrelated, but BW is the only one where I get aggressive pop-up ads that force me to close the BW tab and reopen. Happens maybe once or twice a week.
John Curley's bidding problem: --- AKT8432 AKQJ82 ---
I did that. Partner had 87549754Q9843 and could not imagine that 7 was the right bid. It's a once in a decade hand, hard for partner to imagine. I think now I should have bid 7 either directly over 3 as suggested by ...
John Curley's bidding problem: --- AKT8432 AKQJ82 ---
If you open one heart as I did, you hear two clubs on the left, pass by partner, and three spades on your right. If you now try six diamonds, RHO bids six spades.
ACBL Membership
6366 at age 70 (rank 1910 at 70%, so 1910/0.3=6366)
ACBL Membership
From a google cached copy: Membership Category 2016 2015 Change % Life Masters 50,249 50,460 (211) -0.4% Non Life Masters 114,063 112,787 1,276 1.1% Total Paying Members 164,312 163,247 1,065 0.7% Active Unpaid LM 4,430 4,509 (79) -1 ...
Getting a Sorted Hand
I do a similar thing: I've gotten onto the habit of shuffling my hand before looking at it. I remove the cards from the pocket, count them by dividing them into two packets of seven and six, and interleave the two packets, all below the table.
John Curley's bidding problem: KQ96 KQJT52 Q T6
I believe partner's hand was Axxxxx.Ax.Jx.Axx, which would probably cue 4 over 4 and arrive in 6. I bid a direct 4N over 1. It worked but I am not proud of it
WBF Declares Co-Champions in Open and Women's Pairs
Why is BridgeWinners so successful? It's an engaging site with good moderators, informed comment, differing views. It goes beyond the comments section of news sites in its encouragement of collaboration and crowdsourcing. I wish we had similarly respected sites in other areas like municipal politics, for example.
That old Black Magic
I don't play much online - I'm too busy reading BW posts -- but would hesitation UI be reduced as follows: once a player makes a call, subsequent calls are not shown to that player until RHO has called. This would muddy hesitations.
John Curley's bidding problem: KQ96 KQJT52 Q T6
Should partner treat this as a delayed splinter agreeing spades? Or autosplinter for hearts? I guess he should cuebid in either case?

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