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Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 24, 2010
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
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United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Almost beating Nickell team in Houston Vanderbilt
Bridge Accomplishments
2010 0-5000 Mini-Spingold Winner
Regular Bridge Partners
Phil Clayton
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Is this a psyche?
Any potential BIT was not what I was referring to as UI. If opener forgot their agreement or they hadn't discussed outside cards, then the explanation is UI. "If partner thinks I don't have a side king and can still bid 5, then maybe I should be ...
Is this a psyche?
I think you may have missed the main point with the director which is whether the raise to 6 may have been based on UI.
2017 USBC Discussion Thread
I've been looking for the live streams of the tables on YouTube and haven't found them. Will they be coming in future rounds?
Mark Leonard's bidding problem: KTx AQJx KQ6x Jx
Not at all. As Chuck notes in his comment, slam is a possibility. But Roland hit the bullseye. At the table this particular time, 3N was dicey and 4 (even with partner having only 3 hearts) was simple.
Improving the Seeding Process
This discussion sounds a lot like an argument for implementing an ELO-based system for awarding seeding points. Fivethirtyeight has used this for ranking many types of competitions.
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
I disagree. The captain is the person I would expect to present his/her team's side of a situation. By presenting the facts of the situation as well, Oren is filling a gap that tournament officials should be doing. The WBF championship website mentions the late start but give ...
University of Illinois wins Collegiate Bridge Championship
Go Illini!!
ACBL Task Force Takes on Cheating
In my opinion, the existing policy against bogus allegations is what allowed the recently exposed cheating pairs to flourish for so long.
Flagging and Fairness
Joanna's suggestion has been tried. It's called YouTube comments, and it's a cesspool.
Life Ban Deserved?
How do you think community standards are enforced?

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