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Andy Muenz
Andy Muenz
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 30, 2012
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bidding to a makeable 6C after opponent opened 2NT
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd in 1998 NLM pairs; 3 time district qualifier in NAP and GNT Flight B
Regular Bridge Partners
Dick Morgen; Chris Marlow
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Spring and Summer NABC
Favorite Conventions
Takeout Double
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Bid out of turn ???
The penalties are based on the laws as best I remember them from several years ago when I was directing regularly. If I was actually making a ruling on this at a club, rather than in a forum like this, I would confirm the specifics in the law book.
Bid out of turn ???
E/W is offending side. Players should check that the board is placed correctly. South can accept the call, otherwise auction reverts to West who must pass at every opportunity. Also possible lead penalties if South ends up declaring...along with unauthorized information to West if either North or South ...
Long Hesitation
If the poll is conducted correctly, the questioner should also ask what other actions (if any) the responder would consider. If a sizeable number would consider an option and some would actually choose it, then that option should be considered a logical alternative. So even if say 9 of 10 ...
Long Hesitation
The more I think about it, the trickier this problem seems to be. Let's assume for a moment that Pass, Dbl, and 4 are all LA's. My first thought, without UI, is that I have two aces, a ruffing value in partner's suit, and the Q ...
Long Hesitation
What is the vulnerability and scoring system? I would probably double at matchpoints (I've got 2 bullets plus a decent shot at a ruff opposite an opening hand). Most likely I would pass at IMPs.
In The Well: Ralph Katz
Congratulations on the HOF selection. What are some of the differences between playing with Jacobs who seems lighthearted (at least based on his bulletin article) and with Nickell who seems more business like?
Table Math
What about playing for spade honors split and spade ten with West?
Sportsmanlike Dumping Arises Again
They said it would be 80 games in the tournament. The only way that works mathematically is 16 groups of 3 (for 48 games), top 2 in each group qualify for 32 team KO with 32 games (including 3rd place game).
Sportsmanlike Dumping Arises Again
Ian, they won't be starting in 2026 when there are only 3 teams per group.
Sportsmanlike Dumping Arises Again
Paul, you are close, but it won't be until 2026 that the tournament expands to 48 teams. And then you won't have any simultaneous games within a group since each group will only have 3 teams. That also throws out one of the main points of equity in ...

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