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Matt Muir
Matt Muir
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 7, 2015
Last Seen
June 1, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Matt Muir, ACBL since 1991, with a 15+ - year dormancy period.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making an ill-advised 7 Spades contract. Wish I could find that old hand record. (Update: I found it!) (Or maybe it was that 1!DXX, making 6, at IMP scoring. Opps were chagrined.)
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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The Hand That Changed The World (of Claims)
If an American can't figure out (from context) what Brits mean by "Don't lose your hair", then s/he isn't smart enough to appreciate much of this poem, anyway. It's a great little "Ballade".
"Table feel"
Tomasz, of course he would've taken four trump tricks by playing the J…or, indeed, any card.
Question about incorrect claims.
"All bridge tournament directors do their job properly as they would stop getting paid otherwise." Boy, I hope this is meant to be ironic. Have you ever known of anyone who did not do his/her job properly…and who, nonetheless got paid?
Proof-readers wanted for part of the world championship book
Shakespeare was [i]not[/i] illiterate; it's well documented that his parents were married.
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
I once played the Double card, and an opponent immediately bid. I said, "Wait; I didn't intend my X." The Director, called, advised me that I could only retract a mechanical error. Since the X didn't look like a bid, he was expecting to rule that it would ...
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
For FWIW, I prefer the EBU rule. The ACBL interpretation allows for too much subjectivity. What means "nearly touching the table"? Better to hold the player responsible for his/her bid, as soon as s/he makes the intention to bid clear, even if the exact bid is not seen ...
Redoubling Isn't Rude
Perhaps, but that's an irrelevant comment. This has nothing whatsoever to do with "political correctness". I suggest that you google the term—and those who "liked" your comment would be well advised to do the same.
An unethical behavior (in my view) happened at a regional - what should I do?
Alan Frank: Me too. The last time a director asked to see my private score, it was because I'd botched a 1NT contract—gone down [i]big[/i], when I could've made overtrix. I handed him my score, saying "It's true."
An unethical behavior (in my view) happened at a regional - what should I do?
Alain, that's why Ray Yuenger's advice makes so much sense. It allows the Director to investigate the evidence, before any accusations go further.
An unethical behavior (in my view) happened at a regional - what should I do?
I see what you did there, John Portwood. Why don't you abide by the BW guidelines, and leave politics out of it already?

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