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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
April 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player/teacher/writer and Bridge Winners admin. When not playing bridge I'm writing plays. Or more accurately procrastinating, telling myself I should be working on a play. I live in New York City and am on the board of GNYBA (Unit 155) and serve as New York's Youth Bridge Coordinator.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching partner play 5C with an 8-4 trump split.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few top 10s, including 4th in Wernher Pairs with a frisky 14-year-old.
Regular Bridge Partners
No one who plays bridge can be considered "regular."
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ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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The Two Questions
Even if partner thinks you have hearts and raises, who cares? You've gotten the information you wanted: she doesn't fit spades. So you can confidently bid 3NT. The point is rather than guess, you can keep the auction alive and try to get the information you need.
Reasons to attend the Eastern States Regional (NYC)
David forgot to mention the free daily lectures from local teachers (including yours truly). That's got to be worth a trip to New York, right?
5-5 Minor Follow-Up Bids
The most standard followup I know (and what I play) is that 3M is natural (usually a 5-card suit) and responder is invited to a) raise to 4M with a doubleton or b) bid 3NT with Hx in the other major.
New Performance Metric for the ACBL
When I looked at the data a few years ago, I was surprised to find that the vast majority of people leaving were not old people dying, but rather people who had joined within the last 5 years. So the issue I would focus on is retention. Why are people ...
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Do tournament sponsors have any decisions to make about which charts apply in which events, or is that set in stone?
Openers Splinter after 2/1GF
The consensus seems to agree with my strong opinion that splinters in 2/1 auction can and should be made on dead minimums.
Say No To Cheats
So we have someone who has stolen 140 cars and we have evidence in only 40 of the cases; that's fine, prosecuting him for 40 is sufficient. Instead, we're prosecuting him for one crime as a first-time offender. When we prove a pair is cheating, we should treat ...
Say No To Cheats
To prove cheating, we must present many hands, or break a code based on many hands. So your analogy does not hold water: we cannot bust them for stealing one car at a time, we can only bust them for stealing a bunch of cars. (The F-N deal where he ...
Say No To Cheats
Mr. Pascal, first, I want to thank you for your participation in this thread. We all appreciate engagement from our bridge administrators. I'm curious about the 10-year suspension guideline you mentioned earlier in the thread. My understanding was that based on IOC and/or CAS regulations, a 5-year suspension ...
Say No To Cheats
(e) I sincerely hope CAS decisions will not stop any federation from keeping away cheaters Hasn't the recent CAS decision done just that? The length of suspension was weakened to begin with based on knowledge of what the CAS would uphold. And then a no-nothing panel re-tried a case ...

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