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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Depending on where one puts the line between expert and intermediate, I'm on one side or the other.  I've played twice on the last day of an NABC+ event.  With two kids and a full-time job developing software, I don't get to play as much as I'd like.  I'm interested in theory, laws, & tournament organization; I've been involved in rulemaking for chess and Scrabble in the past.

My pronouns are he / him / his.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Criss-cross overtaking trump squeeze
Bridge Accomplishments
Overalls in Fall '09 NABC+ Swiss, 7th in '14 Fall 10K Swiss
Favorite Tournaments
NABC
Favorite Conventions
Fairport
BBO Username
af1211
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Should undo's be permitted in BBO tournaments?
I think up to opponents, but director can also allow if a demonstrable misclick. For example, opening 1 with 2=5=2=4 shape or leading Q from AQ when only the K is still out. (Obviously, there are reasons one might intentionally do either of these, but if ...
Delayed Viewing - Best of Both Worlds
I had the same thought and realized the same workarounds, so I am going to guess that if this were implemented, the cheats are not going to have much trouble.
Speedball Claim
70E1: The Director shall not accept from claimer any unstated line of play the success of which depends upon finding one opponent rather than the other with a particular card, unless an opponent failed to follow to the suit of that card before the claim was made, or would subsequently ...
USBF Invitational 1 Event this Weekend
Can you provide guidance on how we can find the tables for ourselves during the round-robin?
Forcing?
No, it doesn't, but with such a hand you can bid 4 next. Unlike an uncontested auction, this is not a slam try.
2020 USBCs CANCELLED
Right now, we're having more telemedicine, town board meetings by Zoom, and religious services online. Nobody thinks those are as good as the in-person versions or expects to keep doing things that way when it is safe to go back. I see no reason not to do bridge championships ...
Weak two?
@David, the post does say "both vul."
Ogust Followup (with your cards!)
The opponents can make 5, but at our table they underbid and underplayed for +130.
Tweaking a Blocked Suit
John is right on the original layout.
Tweaking a Blocked Suit
Right, except for the last statement. See page 4.
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