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Bill Higgins
Bill Higgins
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Sometimes ones name is less unique than it might be. Those named John Smith are certainly aware of this.


My name is not nearly so common, but also not entirely unique. In fact, I am aware of another Bill Higgins from the Ohio area who is also a bridge player. Since I have seen him entered as part of Spingold/Vanderbilt/GNT teams, I am sure that he is my better with regard to this game. I am not him!


If, on the other hand, you think you know me from the Seattle area, you are most likely thinking of the actual me Smile

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
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XYZ question
Per old system notes: First sequence shows 3 of top 5 heart honors, 6+ hearts, inv. Second shows less than 3 of top 5 heart honors, 6+ hearts, inv. Unfortunately, no indication of the source of such an agreement (i.e. I might have made it up way back when)
The bracket shows team 64 as "NEVER CLAIM", but should be "JJ MAXROD". "NEVER CLAIM" is also show as team 62, which seems correct.
Anyone who is found to have cheated in an ACBL sanctioned event, at any level, should be banned from the ACBL and ANY ACBL-sanctioned event, permanently.
DIRECTOR -- Mr Plotkin has made an opening lead with the long edge of the card pointing north-south. On the previous deal he led a card with the long edge pointing east-west. I demand that he be immediately banned for life!!!
Who should Bid
At these colors, that 4 bid is clearly an opponent transfer to to 4S. N should accept, and if that does not happen, S should. Defending 4 is correct only when each side makes 9 tricks only.
True North American Championships Coming
Hopefully, the rest of the world will look at the calendar!
Super acceptance, What is standard?
The question asked was "what is standard?". It appears that most are answering the somewhat different question "what do you think is best?". As far as what IS standard, there is none (or rather many) at this time.
Likely undiscussed response over an Unusual NT showing the red suits.
It is what we have discussed it to be unless we have not discussed it If not discussed, then it is the ever popular torture bid!
What Is The Ethical Thing to Do?
I agree that very many individuals are virtually clueless with regard to ethical considerations such as this. I vehemently object to the suggestion that ethical behavior is idiotic!
Introducing BBOH (anti-cheating device)
"highligting one's system card" or things similar to Fred's Full Disclosure type alert assistance are too much of a memory aide to be permitted in high level events.
Where Do We Go From Here?
As we all consider the action of stripping past titles from convicted cheaters and their team mates, please think long and hard about all the implications! The assumption that the cheating must have been going on "forever" is very weak. Are ALL of Reeses victories tarnished? Shall we yank all ...

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