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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

Back after a seven-month boycott of the ACBL. Not playing much right now, but am on BW just about every day.

Other interests include pickleball, golf, and generally enjoying myself. I try not to take things too seriously, especially at a bridge table.

 

 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the second competitive bridge game I ever played in after finishing dead last in the first one
Bridge Accomplishments
the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Unit 142, District 5, ACBL
Favorite Tournaments
Always liked Tampa-Bradenton regionals
Favorite Conventions
Ones that I can remember
BBO Username
jodepp
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Mentality of Cheating
Just to clarify: the teams being punished were NOT penalized for 'cheating' per se. They were punished for using electronics and video to decode and transmit information. Stealing signs in baseball - without the electronic and video 'help' - is considered 'fair play'.
Mentality of Cheating
Does this constitute 'cheating'? :)
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: KT643 A32 KT6 98
I love preempting partner if I can make a descriptive call that shows values. I can't 'like' Richard's comment enough.
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: KT643 A32 KT6 98
3NT usually ends all auctions; besides, if NS hadn't discussed what 3NT actually shows bidding on is a pure guess. Thus, it's pointless IMO to speculate.
Ruling on opening 1NT with small singleton (ACBL)
@Karen I know that's what the directive says. I'm more concerned about chasing a C pair away from the game to the dominoes club down the street. At a sectional, I 100% agree - the perp needs disciplined. At the local club - where the game is as much social ...
Any problem with the second tanking?
I have no serious issue with the second tank, other than 5's tempo introducing innocuous but nevertheless annoying UI into the auction. 5 pretty much can't be anything else but XKB so I'd let it slide. These sorts of annoyances are testing my manners and ...
Ruling on opening 1NT with small singleton (ACBL)
Yes. Premature perhaps, but correct. It's hard to prove 'damage' when the range of matchpoint scores goes from average to average-plus.
Rate mY Idiocy
Mike, you pays your money and you takes your choice. At the club level, hitches are common, but the reasons are varied. While it's possible RHO was fooling around hitching, most casual players don't play with that mindset. I have a theory that most casual players hitch in ...
Passed hand jump to 2NT
That's great... if partners never open light in a minor.
Have You discussed this auction
Discussed? No. With a favorite partner I would assume seven or eight bad spades and out.
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