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Robin Barker
Robin Barker
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May 9, 2012
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Started playing bridge at Cambridge University in the 1980s.  Started directing at national level (EBU) in the 1990s.  Some directing at zonal level (EBL) in 2000s.  Now (2010s) National TD for EBU and still playing: mainly in teams knockout competitions.

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2D Multi again - only in the ACBL.
If the opponents choose which defence they are using after they look at their hand, when you next open 2 can they choose the other defence?
Fanning the Flames of False Claims
There seems to be a different approach to claims (that come across bad breaks) being promoted/taught in Europe. This approach is consistent with what Laurie Kelso said in a different topic. I don't recognise this different approach corresponding to any recent laws change.
Very Strong Hands
The 60/60 was when this hand was being started and one of EW overheard "30 point" and "made 6NT" or similar. They were not pleased at being denied the opportunity to get this right. Without this, the TDs would not have noticed the board.
Robin Barker's bidding problem: A98542 K76 84 J3
Jim - is there a missing :)
Very Strong Hands
Raise your 29 count: here is 30 count from Easter. Some pairs I spoke to bid 6NT having been able to show 29-30 balanced
Robin Barker's bidding problem: A98542 K76 84 J3
1.: Yes. West has UI because 3H was not alerted; and they bid 4S. In the actual EW world, 4H did not exist and 4S was the only logical alternative. In the BridgeWinners world, 5H and 4NT are logical alternatives and it appears 4NT is suggested over 5H (4NT is ...
When your tires are flat
I was called when there had been an insufficient bid and the next hand had called - 1C(P)1S(P)1S(P). I did not investigate whether the insufficient 1S was unintended and offender did not say anything. So I ruled under Law 27A1 that the auction stood. Later the ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 64 K76 AK7 J9873
I think it is common. I do not think it is "BWS".
Your Take on This Exposing This Revoke?
Other: I would usually draw attention to partner's revoke. I realise I am not required to. I do not regard this as a matter of (active) ethics.
Which is more likely?
I was using expected time in same sense as David in his recurrence relation calculations. (Mathematical axpectation

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