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John R. Mayne
John R. Mayne
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Aug. 31, 2011
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Came in second in Australian Bridge bidding forum in 2013.

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A First Person History of a Card Boom
See Tibbetts v. Van de Kamp (1990) 222 Cal.App.3d 389. Short version: No one knows for sure. But it was some type of popular stud game in the 1880's. The legislature declined to define it at the time, and then everyone forgot. The case found that Texas ...
Game Of Chance? College Club Shut Down
There was a winning path on this hand, and Ben found it. Great job. I am unsurprised by this end; I am awarding Ben ten effectiveness points and myself one prediction point. Yay, UNC! Yay, Ben! Yay, bridge!
Game Of Chance? College Club Shut Down
I'm actually a criminal prosecutor. Gambling law has been mostly an academic interest of mine, so it is good to hear from a practitioner.
Game Of Chance? College Club Shut Down
Good. This is what I would have advised you to do. Always start at the lowest level - it appears from the university's response that they are trying to do the right thing. The advice given to escalate early is, in my opinion, anti-productive. I am a lawyer. I fancy ...
Ethical conundrum
Q1: Pass. Q2: Pass. Q3: Depends on what happened. If you pull this, you're a felon. I would not enforce 4. Who was where would only matter as to a PP.
The Last Five Days
I join in all this except that "can be rectified," should read "will be rectified." It clearly can be rectified. I think it's clear that Roy wants to rectify this officially if that's at all an option. I especially appreciate the direct communication about the NZ pair's ...
There is a house in Hoxton
3 is not-forcing-no-way. (I think 1-2-X-P-3 is also not forcing, but shows real extra shape/offense.) I'd open 1S, and rebid 3H. Over 3S, I'll bid 4C. We haven't yet missed this grand/found the hopeless one, but we can still get there ...
EOC case in Orlando - view from the peanut gallery
Let's take this as a hypothetical, and assume all facts included are true. I have no opinion on the actual case before the committee, but the general issue is interesting. First question: Did the offenders know what they were doing was wrongful? If so, it's cheating. It seems ...
A Simple Question
I wrote the below in 2000, in response to a similar entreaty elsewhere: Yes, this is very common where I am, although two seconds is a bit slower; my skip bid and opp's next bid often come within a second, (fast doubles are accompanied by a pull-this-and-die glare.) I ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: 872 Q AK865432 A
"...although that tends to work better for men than for women." I'll bite: 1. What do you base this opinion on? 2. Assuming the answer to one is, "that's what I've seen happen," why do you think that is? All gender commentary basically descends into an abyss ...
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