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Robb Gordon
Robb Gordon
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
Jan. 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am on several ACBL committees. I have been on the NAC (appeals committee) since 1984. I joined the ACBL Laws Commission in 2006. I was added to the ACBL Ethical Oversight in 2010. I am particularly proud (and mystified) about being appointed to the ACBL Goodwill committee. My hobbies include my dogs, singing, wine, and watching baseball and basketball. Member District 17 Board and ACBL 1st Alternate Director D17.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Linda's first Regional in Pittsburgh in 1986.
Bridge Accomplishments
NABC Champion
Regular Bridge Partners
Linda Gordon
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Sedona Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Phoenix, Denver, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Toronto, Verona, Gold Coast
Favorite Conventions
transfers of all kinds
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Bridge Winners Standard / Eastern Scientific template
2 over 1
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Gordon - Gordon
2/1 Style
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Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
I have known Mark (and others) for years. I agree that Mark is a good guy. But it strains credulity that nobody knew the rule about playing in the same direction. It has happened all too frequently in the past and been well publicized.
Partnership understandings 2
Stayman but denying a stopper.
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
This is perhaps appropriate for another thread but since it is in the same vein I am going to try. You and your partner are victimized by a clear Law 16 violation (slow pass, hesitation Blackwood or something of that ilk). Inexplicably the Director rules against you. In your opinion ...
Mary and John and Bayes
Here is a somewhat more illustrative albeit more complex example. Same 4-3 fit. 3-3 is 35.5% 4-2 is 48.5% 5-1 and 6-0 add up to the remaining 16%. You play 2 rounds of the suit and all follow, so the 16% is eliminated. This leaves 3-3 as 42 ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
John, no it is not a discussion. But THIS (the nature of regulation and the wisdom of choosing - or not - to enforce) is a discussion and an important one IMO. What you propose to me is just gossip. Yes, interesting to some but...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
@John Cox - Yes. I disagree. Artur raised an interesting and important issue. "Outing" a pair for enforcing the rules (no matter how stupid) is not a useful nor is it a constructive discussion.
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
As a member of the ACBL Laws Commission I would say the director must be called when attention is drawn to an irregularity. Further I would say that per Law 80B2 the sponsoring organization (SO) may make regulations and conditions not in conflict with the Laws and these have the ...
Effect of the Recent ACBL Rules about opening 1NT with a singleton
The "ACBL forcing us to bid poorly" is nothing new. When I was a beginner I opened 2S with AJT9xx x xxx xxx. Pretty normal, huh? Nope. At that time it was a RULE that you MUST have 6 HCP for a weak two bid! I am not kidding. I ...
Should I have pointed out
I abstained. The correct answer is "call the director".
(UN) Sportsmanlike Dumping in the ACBL and the NFL
Point taken Tim, but I am sure we can design a suitable situation. Perhaps one that just alters the playoff seeding. Some of these situations are pretty much unavoidable.

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