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Robin Barker
Robin Barker
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Member Since
May 9, 2012
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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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I want to vote for Position 1 without the word 'clearly'. If a meaning was clearly not the players intention, how can this be clear except with unauthorised information, which was ruled out.
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
Karen: because the two tables in a match may not share boards.
Systems Poll
Makes sense now.
Systems Poll
What option do I pick if I play four-card majors (weak/strong NT) and 3+ ? What option do I pick if all 1-level bids show 4+?? I suggest deleting "Two ," from the four-card major options.
Another Ruling
North/South received different explanations of the double. With the same explanation, South would not redouble or North would pass the redouble. There is a lack of evidence as to which explanation is correct. Law 21 tells us to presume that West's explanation of West's call is right ...
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
With Bridgemates or whatever, everyone who finishes on time has time to score up and discuss with team mates even if they do not have to agree the score with opponents.
Tomaz Adamic's bidding problem: KT AK4 T653 9432
"2-card Drury" ?
What would be your ruling?
> It's not to catch them in a misunderstanding. If the sole purpose of asking were to catch them in a misunderstanding then Law 20G2 (2017) may apply. "A player may not ask a question if his sole purpose is to elicit an incorrect response from an opponent."
Robin Barker's bidding problem: Q K942 97 AKT732
Thanks for the comments. Yuan (and others) were right to wonder if we had unauthorised information. Partner did not alert 2N (and was transferring to ). Having not bid 3 on the last round, East thought he could pass 4. But it looks like 5 is a ...
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
"Why can't we stamp out XXX when we mean YYY?" Because that is not the way language works. If people use XXX to mean YYY and are understood, then XXX means YYY.

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