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John Torrey
John Torrey
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Member Since
March 28, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me
Semi-retired as ACBL director after 16 years. Still thinking and writing about the game; no "full time" partnerships

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Three and a half articles by me were published in the Bridge World (1990s). My Bridge Cartoon is st
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Triangle BC, Durham NC
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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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What exactly is an elopement?l
I'm not sure of the definition, but it feels right to say that a play in which you score your long trumps by ruffing instead of drawing trump is an elopement. (It's a kind of "dummy reversal" in which trumps are never drawn.) Say your trumps are AKxxx ...
Hool - A Prelude to Bridge
I would suggest that non-bridgeplayers would have no way to know this from the Hool rules on the net. Since non-bridgeplayrs are a big part of the population you would like to reach, the rules should be clarified.
Hool - A Prelude to Bridge
I'd like to play Hool with my (non-bridge-playing) family, but the rules as stated seem incomplete. Two questions: when bids are compared, do the suits have rank? (Is 3 a higher bid then 3?) How much must you bid to earn a game bonus?
Major Disagreement with NT Interference
I guess if you disagreed about the length of the club or diamond suit you bid, it would be a minor disagreement.
East played the jack at trick 1. West was the director and East was the guaranteed partner (not an experienced player). It was the first round, and North-South could have heard them agree to play DONT (but can't be assumed to be paying attention to that discussion).
John Torrey's bidding problem: AJT95 KT 53 AJ85
My original error, now corrected. Good catch, Gary. Sorry, others who answered.
What's your play here?
Partner had AT2 KJTx JT9x xx The low-heart leaders have it right. When the hand was played, your hand actually returned a diamond, then discarded the two low hearts on the run of the clubs, allowing the contract to make. Some comments note that if declarer has a major ace ...
Find The Human
Right! And if Eash had QJ instead, it would be right to lead the Q before the fourth spade, for the same reason.
Find The Human
The information about scoring method would probably be relevant (but only to a human?). It was BBO's Just Play Bridge, where there is no comparison to other tables and the objective as far as I can tell is to accumulate raw net points as rapidly as possible. I was ...
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
I agree with Max, but I have to admit that I would not penalize West even if I suspected cleverness.

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