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Stephen Tu
Stephen Tu
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Jan. 17, 2013
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James on Jeopardy TV show
I'm pretty sure it's him, and that he was playing regional events at various NABCs. The "collegiate" and "youth" I'm sure are just database glitches. I have some of those also in my results, e.g. my Spingold/Wernher/other results from Las Vegas 2014 appear in ...
More National Events
I'm sure leading players didn't "develop" their games playing restricted events (surely they play open pairs / AX Swiss in local tournaments). But when they go to NABC when coming up, not yet established as top pros, many of them participate in restricted "national" non-NABC+ events. I note Joe ...
Winners of national events Not super straightforward how to find the above links (basically tournaments->nabc web site->more->past NABCs).
Can North ethically bid again?
Surely AJxxx Jx Qx KQx and Jxxxx AJx Qx KQx and Qxxxx Axx Qx KQx are opening bids? Do you want to be in 5 opposite these? It seems pass is at minimum worth serious *consideration*, even if you think bidding on is clear without UI, which makes bidding on ...
whom to blame!
No, I read the auction fine. If 2nt response can contain 3 cd support, 4333/4432 type hands, as in old fashioned Goren, even playing 5 cd majors, it is somewhat routine for opener to bid a side 4 bagger looking for 5-3 major fit even with no interest in ...
whom to blame!
To me 3 is not about finding 5. It is about finding 4 on the 5-3 instead of 3nt. If South can have 3 cd spade support and Jxx hearts w/ 3343, isn't 4 likely better, and how else can find spade fit? If 2nt ...
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
It would be nice if people stopped using "Swiss" when they mean "round-robin", and vice versa. I blame ACBL for advertising these as Swiss when round-robin is the proper term. In my district, D21, the directors typically set it up so the top is an open Swiss, the middle are ...
1!S - 1N - 3!S - 4!H
If opener is allowed to be 6-3 in the majors, and responder can be 1-6/0-6/1-7/0-7, it feels gross to me to not be allowed to play in our MUCH better major fit. Game before slam, and I think this game situation will be a lot more common ...
Has anything changed since the elimination of the Stop card?
My perception is that it's "slightly worse", barely noticeable, since it was so bad to begin with. Went from 90% don't pause to like 92% don't pause maybe. Several opponents I've admonished thought the requirement to pause went away along with the banishment of the stop ...
Michaels convention
Right, "Michaels" only refers properly to the direct seat cue convention. This cue in sandwich position doesn't have a name associated with it normally, and is usually either natural or other two suits, popularity varies by regional preferences. I would never assume spades+hearts without very specific discussion, that ...

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