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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 and now the Diamond in the Ruff newsletter

Unit President 2008-2019,  board member since 1999

District President

Executive Editor, Diamond in the Ruff

Retired appellate attorney

My comments here are my personal, not official,  views.

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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YBTJ--Who is more to blame for this disaster?
I should clarify my statement. A few commenters have refrained from simply heaping scorn on S, but I wonder whether N posted the bidding with the intent of educating or ridiculing S.
YBTJ--Who is more to blame for this disaster?
This should have been a poll with two options. "All South" or "other." Then we could have virtually unanimous clicks without redundant comments. I fail to see any educational value in posting the bidding.
What is Normal?
Glad to be of service in some reality apart from this website. :)
What is Normal?
"Drawing trumps" manifests no particular awareness that "a trump" is outstanding.
Nasty preempt
Forcing to 4M or 5m?
I am still not sure about the correct procedure here
Michael, [b]I'm[/b] not making you alert or explain anything. The ACBL Alert Procedures require certain alerts and the Bridge Laws require certain disclosure upon request. There's little difference to the opponents between (a) forgetting a convention and misexplaining it and (b) wrongly surmising you and partner ...
What is Normal?
Your quote of Law 68C has a significant omission. "When a trump remains in one of the opponents’ hands, the Director shall award a trick or tricks to the opponents if: [b]1. claimer made no statement about that trump,[/b] and 2. it is at all likely that claimer ...
I am still not sure about the correct procedure here
What "protection" do you need when explaining your implicit agreements? If you make the wrong assumption about the meaning of partner's bid, whether opponents ask about the meaning or not, you are likely to end up in an inferior contract. An adjusted score from MI is only necessary when ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Or Grand, Grander, Grandest. (Not sure where Grandiose fits in that scheme.)
Meaning of 1m-1!s; 1NT-2!h
Why is this a question? If you play NMF and don't make a forcing bid, why would other bids also be forcing?

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