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Ray Yuenger
Ray Yuenger
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Aug. 27, 2012
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about me

Hobbies: duplicate bridge; sticking needles in over- and under-inflated thought balloons

Conduct and Ethics Chair, District 21, since 2008

Former club director

Unit columnist since 1999 in Contract Bridge Forum

President Unit 507 since 2008,  board member since 1999

Retired appellate attorney

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
San Jose Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Sacramento regional
Favorite Conventions
Weak no trump
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Forgive and forget?
Another planet heard from. From a WBF election to slow play at a district NAP event. Most everyone has a pet peeve, it appears. (http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/cell-phone-penalty/?cj=535195#c535195) (http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/acbl-cell-phone-policies-penalties/?cj=531581#c531581) (http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bridge-the-way-it-should-be-played/?cj=506598 ...
Announcement Required?
John, the alert regulations continue to apply even if thousands of players are ignorant of the regulations. If you are appealing to the masses, I'd bet more people know that doubling before bidding your own suit is stronger than bidding your own suit than people know that it shows ...
Announcement Required?
Apples and oranges. Cuebids are considered self-alerting.
Announcement Required?
The extra values aren't expected in Washington.
Announcement Required?
Thanks, Ed.
Announcement Required?
Ed, care to elaborate on what a Bailey Weak Two Bid is? Is it related to Michaels?
Partner fails to alert. Should you do the same?
"If a player realizes during the auction that his own explanation was erroneous or incomplete, he must summon the Director before the end of the Clarification Period and correct the misexplanation. He may elect to call the Director sooner, but he is under no obligation to do so." (Law 20F4 ...
Ruling After Failure to Alert
So why do so many otherwise distinguished writers in this thread discuss polling to determine what E should have done if properly informed?
Announcement Required?
Announced? No. Alerted? Yes. Announcements are a very limited subset of alerts according to the Alert Procedures Pamphlet.
Draft ACBL Convention charts and using bidding judgement
"(a) The Regulating Authority: "(i) is empowered without restriction to allow, disallow, or allow conditionally, any special partnership understanding." (Law 40B2) "A special partnership understanding is one whose meaning, in the opinion of the Regulating Authority, may not be readily understood and anticipated by a significant number of players in ...
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