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Phil Clayton
Phil Clayton
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 27, 2010
Last Seen
8 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Wash your hands!


Professional: Part of the Agile consulting practice at NTT Data after running the PMO at Toyota. Working as a Salesforce Product Owner for a virtual company  living in Dallas. 


Personal: Dad to three ex-caddies and one very patient and understanding spouse. Besides bridge, I enjoy mountain biking and I'm relearning the guitar (might swap lessons if you are game).  


Bridge: King of the machines, Fall 2019. Have won a few minor league NABC's in the last two years. Inventor of Martian Standard with Andrew Gumperz (IM me for a summary). 


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
The next NABC. Tampa baby, hey one time
Favorite Conventions
Anything that reduces information leak en route to the final contract
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Shailesh Gupta's bidding problem: x ATx AT8xxx Axx
3 and I do not think I am passing 3N at IMPs.
To the Bulletin Office or Anti Cheating Committee?
No, he played a spade and after he did, realized it was nullo. After five minutes. My RHO was no Geir or Joeboo.
To the Bulletin Office or Anti Cheating Committee?
Funny, I gave this hand to one of your ex co-workers. 1. After 2 minutes he plays the 8, not the King. 2. After I made him play the K, he spent another 5 minutes, and shifted to....a . His first pass was that he could mess up entries ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: Q7 QJ62 JT63 K87
Yes it was. The player has since been barred from this person's game. Not just for this hand, but for many actions that were considered offbeat, yet successful.
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
Yes and no. The yes: If there is an explanation, but partners will see it, but it's not clear if this was requested or just provided. The no: If there is no explanation, *both* partners will see that someone asked, because "No Explanation Provided" will appear.
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
When I play online, and I suspect my opponent has not alerted a call, I will wait at least 10 seconds. This also cues my RHO as if to say, "anything we should know about?" Or if it's obvious, I will ask privately, but NOT click on the box ...
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Tom says: "Suppose you cheated just once a day. You’d win every close match you played. A useful advantage". There was a pair about 8-10 years ago that played in one (very high profile) recurring match on BBO regularly. Their card play was about average but their slam bidding ...
Master as a racist term
Elliot, all I can say is wow, sorry I drifted into your sub-thread. I do not expect you to try to understand my POV (and others). Instead, why don't you read the very first thing I posted right after Art put this up. "But it really doesn't matter ...
Master as a racist term
The Centurion card was an urban myth and became the Black Card. You are correct it is a "charge card" and has no limit, but I wouldn't want to purchase $100 MM at a Christie's auction and see if it passes the swipe.
Master as a racist term
I did, thanks Timo.

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