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From 100% of my experience… I would never be allowed to bid 3H. No matter how correct it is… director is called… and I lose.
Feb. 13
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Well done !
Feb. 8
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So would I expect from experienced players. But review… you are in 4th seat… and don't want opps running over you. Your pass logically shows 0-14 hcp. So by passing,,, you've given partner almost no idea as to what you have. However… my 1N… is only off by one well placed hcp. Just as in poker… never a sure thing…. but I like that my bid was within 1 HCP of what partner expected. I assume our result will be ok.
Jan. 28
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Well… 1N is closer to describing my hand than anything else….
Jan. 28
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Yes, Curtis… surprised you haven't won this earlier. Your ethics, and demeanor at the table are at a super high level. I do enjoy giving you hands…. in which you know I did something quite out of the ordinary….
Jan. 21
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I don't like ambiguity. My agreements are…. 2D shows nothing but a good spade raise. 3C is a cue bid, 3H is a cue bid. I'm going to ask if partner has 2 keycards. Bidding 4S over 3H is a little too much decision making, instead of asking.
Jan. 18
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As I thought… the decision was not clear cut… either could work. I led the Js… partner had Kx and we took the first 8 tricks.
Jan. 4
ATB
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You solve lots… many… a ton of… problems when you overcall 1N if you have a 1N overcall. Don't find reasons to not bid 1N… just do it and watch the final results get better.
Dec. 12, 2018
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South bid the same as if he held xx xxx xxxx xxxx
There's no reason to not bid over the 2S… 3 trumps and AQJ9x of a side suit ? Really ?
Dec. 11, 2018
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This hand is both interesting and telling to me. (I posted it on BW as a bidding poll a couple of days ago… after participating in a conversation about it…. Arline had posted it on FB…)

The interesting thing… is that although most players, and many names I know and recognize as “good” or “expert”… Bid 1S and have good reasoning for doing so. But also… at least 2, maybe more…. bonafide top players, anyone would rank them in the top ten in the US… bid either Pass, or 2S.

Funny thing about our game…. I would have certainly bid 1S…and maybe criticized my partner for not doing so…. Maybe I'm not correct in my thinking….
Nov. 13, 2018
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Yes…
Oct. 29, 2018
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I'm having trouble figuring out how to edit.
All red, Imps, 3S, 3N, P, 6N.
3N bidder had the KQx …..
Oct. 29, 2018
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Congrats Jeff !
Feb. 18, 2017
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And here's his Linkedin page. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-hartman-75634b1?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=Ju6K&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A3835506%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1484966617915%2Ctas%3Arobert%20hartman
He had no business getting hired as acbl ceo. They were fools to begin with to hire someone whith his paultry experience.

I strongly believe that if we get the right person, and the acbl is run like a business… we will be much better off.
Jan. 20, 2017
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Mike… I saw many things over the years that proved he was clueless. Incompetent management throughout. Non-profits and for-profits have many similarities. Rule 1… DONT lose money. We are not a charity, the more revenue we can bring in, and the less wasteful spending we do…. the better for ALL ACBL members.
Jan. 20, 2017
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Hartman leaving will create a great opportunity to improve the ACBL. It's management has shown extreme incompetence in fiscal matters. Minimum requirement for new CEO: should have SUCCESSFUL track record of running a $5 million a year (or larger) company. If we run the ACBL like a profit minded company, everything will get better. If we continue to run this like a non profit charity, with a CEO that is better at glad handing and being polite, than he is at actually leading and managing…. well then… we're going to have the same old failing cow patties.
Jan. 20, 2017
Rich Regan edited this comment Jan. 20, 2017
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I used to play with her on OKB. While she was monumentally better than I… she was always pleasant and gracious. The same when I met her in person.
Oct. 31, 2016
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If Hammond Software is the same as a bridge player I know, Nick Hammond… I'm inclined to believe he did as he should and the incompetents at ACBL screwed up this project and wasted a lot of money. I base this purely on Nick's previous extreme talent in his other software ventures.

My bias aside, it seems obvious that Mr. Hartman wasted 1.5 million. Maybe he should own up to it…
Sept. 15, 2014
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Specifically, this ruling was a horrible one that changed the outcome of the Vanderbilt. Michael Huston, Craig
Allen, Craig Ganzer and Chris Moll were on the appeal committee. None of these are quality Vanderbilt contestants. The appellants were able to have enough time to manufacture a possible defense in which they might have found that would have beat the contract. Poppycock! If they might have found it at the table they would have come up with that argument well before the 5 hours later before the committee.
This was a horrible ruling by an unqualified committee that ultimately changed the outcome of the Vanderbilt. We need to modify our system.
March 27, 2013
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