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Richard Whitehead
Richard Whitehead
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Member Since
Feb. 6, 2011
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7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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United States of America

Bridge Information

BBO Username
richard09
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Harvey
2 over 1 GF
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Carolyn
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John
2/1 Game Force
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Penny Mexican
2/1 GF
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Team Whitehead
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Bob
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Support doubles after 1!d (1!h) 1!s
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Are very light openings against the spirit of the game? Are they a form of Psych in 21st century clothing?
Used to drive the Americans (playing Goren) crazy.
Are very light openings against the spirit of the game? Are they a form of Psych in 21st century clothing?
It's a preempt.
Are very light openings against the spirit of the game? Are they a form of Psych in 21st century clothing?
@Michael Hopkins:If I say I might open light in 3rd seat, I don't attach a point count to it. I wouldn't volunteer such a comment unless an opponent asked (because even barely-intermediate players open light in 3rd seat), and if they insisted on a point-count, I would ...
Are very light openings against the spirit of the game? Are they a form of Psych in 21st century clothing?
And if I say I might open light, I might. Or I might not.
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
The idea that some bidding convention will drive away half the bridge-playing population is just silly.
A proposed mechanism for mitigating potential UI situations
A common recommendation is that if you are never going to bid, you shouldn't ask until after the auction is over. I am not entirely convinced that this really solves all problems. First of all, the auction isn't over, and even if I don't anticipate bidding now ...
Good idea for ACBL Protocol?
My personal scorecard includes the opening lead and notes, so it is a useful aide-memoire. In the old days, without computers, I wouldn't dream of not having a personal scorecard. Disagreements did (and even still do, although much more rarely) occur, and it's evidence.
Good idea for ACBL Protocol?
I have seen this decline somewhat in recent years, except in the past year or so it seems to have gained popularity again. Very annoying.
"No Ax to Grind" Director Question
Law 46 b.5. If declarer indicates a play without designating either a suit or a rank (as by saying ‘play anything’ or words of like meaning) either defender may designate the play from dummy
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