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Phil Benamy
Phil Benamy
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Member Since
Jan. 25, 2019
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Jan. 15
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Bridge Director
about me

South Florida club director -- over 5,000 tables a year for over 20 years

Have misplayed ACOL, Fantunes, KS, Precision, Roman Club along with Standard and 2/1

I consider it bad luck to let the opponents make the rules

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Bridge Accomplishments
Octarine Life Master
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Bronze Life Master
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When and how should directors educate players about ethics?
Let us agree that west appeared to act on UI. Which law provides for a procedural penalty (beyond score adjustment)? 90? which part? Where is it the directors duty to explain the rules?
Is the auction over?
ACBL has a ruling FAQ page from google try "ACBL FAQ" click the obvious one now click The "Almost" Bid Out of Turn link read the words
You rule
Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. Several points does anyone have a convention card -- is 4thSF checked? aren't new suits by responder forcing? what other forcing bids does west have? he had a fine double, he apparently did not have ...
The wildest Hand of the Year
Finessing does not win against K3 when south plays the 8.
A Psych Story
It seems to me that you should either psyche more or less with this partner. Perhaps discuss it over a beer. BTW: I tell my partners "You can take my bids to the bank, if you second guess me we have no hope"
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
I am compelled to change my vote. I wonder if the remainder of the auction is omitted because south bid 4. If so, well done Mr. Loeb. Notwithstanding the comments by Mr. Woolsey, south might have the top of his weak call, but his heart holding does not suggest ...
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
I lead 3rd from even, low from odd. Not good enough to lead 4th from longest and strongest
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
Side note: 3NT by North has a good chance to make, at least at the table.
Help needed with a player upset with a director's ruling
Imagine North had explained 3 as "long clubs, obstructive, less that invitational values" how would you rule then? East was unlucky. Notice that North passed 3 with extras. North likely played 3 as weak. South may have the upper end of weak, he might have more than ...
A Psych Story
4x rates to be better than 4x. The double has a chance to slow down CHO. This is a shut up double (I don't know if we can beat them but I know we cannot go plus by bidding on.)
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