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William Watson
William Watson
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Member Since
Jan. 3, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Combatting slow play
5C making 6 is 380 or 580?
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
With either Bridgemates or Bridgepads you can have a BAM gamefile with the swiss assignments. With each round you edit the movement with the new assignments. This works but you need to be very comfortable with editing movements on the fly. With this method it is very easy to get ...
Charley James 1952-2017
Charley was a wonderful man who was part of bringing me out to California. He was a lot of fun to play with and always nice. So Sorry Andrea,
What's the vulnerability? Who's the dealer?
BridgePads can have the players enter all board numbers and make no assumptions about the board numbers played. This would handle the situation described but is problematic with misentered board numbers.
What is a good grand slam?
An example of how people sometimes erroneously believe the other table must be in at least 6. You have a great hand, partner opens 1H and next person bids 2S. You think there is no way that anyone could stop short of slam with your hand. The auction at the ...
ACBL (poor) response on conflicting alert rules
When I learned support doubles I learned that all the negative inferences were alertable. A revision got rid of these alerts, about 10? yearts ago.
Who did what to whom?
My partner did bid 3H invitational. It is not clear the hand is worth it but there isn't anything better.
Data regarding notrump evaluation
Pairs with a give number of high card points in 3NT tend to have better hands than pairs who are in lower NS contracts? For large number of high card points people who stopped below game in NT aren't as good declarers as those who bid 3NT?
Complex Count Allowed?
When your length in a suit is described by a complex number?
Score keeping should be disallowed in the semi finals/finals of all major national matchpoint type events
If you are not doing barometer you would need to have an odd number of rounds between breaks. 10-8-8 would not work although 9-9-9 or 10-10-6.

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