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Marty Harris
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Tanking to get a read
Wayne and Ed, to reiterate, IF your only purpose of tanking is to try to get a read on an opponent by hoping to see a "tell," then I agree that the tank violates the rule on tempo. However, you're legitimately allowed to tank for other purposes, such as ...
Joe Clark's bidding problem: AJ985432 76 J4 8
On many of the hands where we can make 4S, I'm afraid they can make 5C or 5D. At IMPs, I think passing may win a game swing, or possibly go -150 instead of -200 or -500 in 4SX. Of course, that's because my partners won't pass ...
Tanking to get a read
Ed, I agree with you about 74C. But that's NOT the rule Michael H. quoted above. He quoted 73C. 73C does not apply to this situation. That's all my comment above said. FWIW, in at least 3 other comments in this thread, I've stated that if your ...
Tanking to get a read
Joshua, I believe everyone (or almost everyone) agrees with you that it's improper to "say to yourself, 'it will work better if I want 5 minutes first and PRETEND to think'." However, if you really are thinking, do you still consider it a violation of 74.c.7? IMO ...
Tanking to get a read
Peg, I don't see what the issue is in your case. Of course you're allowed to think about how to take an overtrick. Your opponent was out of line. Since you directed this question to me, I have to ask: did I say something above that suggested you ...
Tanking to get a read
I agree with Mike on this one; both reasons he gave are valid. There's just one caveat: while tanking, you're not allowed to stare at an opponent to try to get a read on them. David, as long as declarer is just looking at his own cards and ...
Tanking to get a read
Felix, if it was up to me, AND if I wasn't worried about UI problems, I would agree with you about what the rules should be. However, that's not what the rules are, and we're all obligated to follow the existing rules (I'm not suggesting you ...
Tanking to get a read
I strongly agree with Steve. This is one where you pretty much have to police yourself: don't tank if YOU KNOW your only reason for doing so is to elicit a reaction from an opponent, because you know that's not ethical. However, it will be very rare that ...
Tanking to get a read
I agree with John. Just as you're not allowed to stare at an opponent to try to get a read on him (or a reaction from him), I don't believe it's ethical to tank for the sole purpose of hoping an opponent gives something away. However, if ...
Tanking to get a read
Michael is right about the quoted rule. It addresses changing your tempo to try to fool the opponents or to convey UI to partner. For example, you hesitate with a singleton to convince declarer you have more cards in the suit. Or you hesitate for a while before following suit ...
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