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Ray Fink
Ray Fink
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Member Since
Jan. 28, 2016
Last Seen
19 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Returning to bridge after a 20-year hiatus, I can now sometimes count to thirteen.

United States of America

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Bronze Life Master
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Super-accepting after 1NT opener
Super-accept by showing the cheapest control. For us, 4 trumps and upper end of range. Responder can sign off via re-transfer.
Legal or illegal?
There is no Law that requires a player to bid.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
"Defense will have to wait." I seriously suggest re-prioritizing. IMHO partnership defense is the most gaping weakness for players at the level you describe. Learning even a little bit of basic attitude and suit-preference signals, and "every card matters" -- especially with their regular partner -- makes a huge difference in their ...
Your Take on This Exposing This Revoke?
John, you are correct of course, Law 72B1 says "player must not infringe a law intentionally, even if ..." And Law 72C says "If the Director determines that offender could have been aware ... that it could well damage the non-offending side..." Director may award an adjusted score. "Oops, there was a ...
Your Take on This Exposing This Revoke?
As many have noted above, the Laws do not require that I disclose my own revoke. Thus at times it will be to my advantage to deliberately revoke, seeking to gain if the opponents do not notice, and of course accepting the penalty if they do. But that's not ...
Ray Fink's bidding problem: --- KQJ9875432 Q9 6
I happen to agree...
How do you play this pass-hand redouble? P (P) 1D (X) XX?
In favorite partnership, XX is a transfer with 5+ In casual partnerships I assume 10+ same as an unpassed hand.
Runout (Wriggle) Sequences for Penalty Double of 1NT
@MichaelS, could you expand on this? Must responder's "two-way" double be alerted as such? (assume ACBL jurisdiction) I think so, but... Is there an ethical way for responder to inquire whether NT escape sequences apply with NT overcalls, and only then choose an action? Best partner and I play ...
What qualifies as a comparable call, if anything? What are my legal bidding options?
You can make ANY legal call, including Pass. Only if your call is not deemed a comparable call, partner must pass at his/her next opportunity to call. I don't know what a comparable call would be in this sequence.
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: T9532 J8 3 KJ985
As in, are all the hearts at some other table? I will guess that S is at least 5=6 in the red suits, and 6 is also making.

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