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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 and now the Diamond in the Ruff newsletter

Unit President since 2008,  board member since 1999

District Vice-President

Executive Editor, Diamond in the Ruff

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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Should this bid be alerted?
You don't have a copy of the book "Knowledge Generally Available to Bridge Players"? It's an invaluable resource for directors. It was written in Esperanto.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
ACBLScore, on which directors rely, performs a lot of internal calculations and has different VP scales selectable when a team game is set up. If you, as a director, were relying on a computer to be matchpointing pair games or calculating VPs based on raw IMPs, would you say the ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
At least two of which were probably not intended to be publicized and should not have been publicized.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Presumably it was a different event using a different VP scale.
Showing Stiffs Over Partner's 1NT
When you say these five bids are "often followed by stiff-showing bids," do you mean these bids as initial responses to a 1NT opener, or somewhat later in the auction? I think you must mean the latter, because 1N-3 is Puppet Stayman, which doesn't ask either partner to ...
Showing Stiffs Over Partner's 1NT
Is there an executive summary available? It looks to me like you've described your entire bidding system after partner opens 1NT, most of which isn't designed to show a singleton. For me there's a disconnect between the title and the article. Which are the sequences, short of ...
Mechanics of Counting Goren Points in Hand
Same here. I mentally group AKQJ from different suits or other 10 equivalents first if they are there. If not, lesser combinations of KQJ or KQ or QJ and add the totals.
Improvement for Non-Lead Problems
Not being a programmer myself, I don't know what "spoiler capability" is. I believe the administrators can relocate articles on request. Authors used to be able to delete articles years later. After some massive acts of self-negation as a form of protest, that ability was restricted, as I recall.
Is Not Making an Idiot Play Hard?
Well, this seems to be a comment about the humans who play on BBO and not the robots, for a nice change.
Should this bid be alerted?
I call it probing for the drafter's probable intent.
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