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Ray Yuenger
Ray Yuenger
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Member Since
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

Unit President 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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1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
The alert regulations [i]are[/i] a murky area, as I believe the ACBL has deemed some systems (Precision) and conventions (Flannery, Stayman) common enough as to not require alerts of what might be called negative inferences. One example in the Alert Procedures Pamphlet of an agreement that has become ...
A possibly crazy idea for ACBL skip bid procedure
Instead of grabbing bidding boxes, you're probably better off reminding those who instacall that the new Conditions of Contest will say "Using bidding boxes, no Skip Bid Warning is given. Following the Skip Bid, LHO is obligated to wait approximately 10 seconds (while giving the appearance of studying his ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
I wasn't trying to imply anything. What I said was that I consider a pass with up to 10 HCP highly unusual or unexpected. I believe a Precision major opening doesn't require an alert or a delayed alert.
Fourteen winners, one loser
If the real question is what bidding methods are best to reach slam, my simple methods might suffice. 1-2-2 (guaranteeing 6 cards and denying a solid 6 card suit with 16+ HCP and 3-card support)- 3 (requesting control bids on the way to a ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Passes with highly unusual or unexpected meanings must be alerted. When I played a semi-big (at least 15 HCP), any major opening was accordingly limited. We always alerted partner's pass because partner could have up to 10 HCP. I guess it depends on what you (or the Director ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
I'm hoping for more responses before drawing any conclusions. Another perspective on the preliminary results is that 1/3 (35 responses) expect partner to respond only with an Ace or better. 17% (18 responses) expect no high card values. I agree no BridgeWinners standard is emerging. Under what alert ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
Are you suggesting that transfer responses can act like a psychic control?
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
I hope most readers understand that my intended focus is on minimum expected values for a response whether responder had passed or not. This poll isn't about the maximum expected values for a pass.
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
I just edited the OP. I originally posited that a major response is natural and not forcing. All I intended to suggest by that "not forcing" restriction is that partner could be a passed hand. I apologize to those who perceived an unintended implication that I was presuming some kind ...
1m-1M (Minimum expected values) (1 of 2)
I accept your proposal of an option 12 in this poll. Those who would bid a major with no HCP only without length in partner's possibly short minor should "like" your comment.
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