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Chris Miller
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Member Since
March 21, 2012
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Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL Tournament director; chief director and club manager of the Washington Bridge League weekly Unit Game. Capable of occasional flashes of competence as a player.

In the real world, a retired software engineer with a past life teaching computer science in UK universities

All views expressed in my posts, except when otherwise stated or when presented as direct quotes from ACBL published policies and regulations, are my own. They are not reviewed or approved by the ACBL.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a grand slam on an endplay
Regular Bridge Partners
Kevin Barnes, GIB
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
If there is a significant chance of you running to 7 of a black suit and doing no worse than down 2, then not doubling is entirely reasonable.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
To play Devil's Advocate on this one: the spirit of the regulation is to deter the use of "strong" as a way to keep the opponents from competing when you have a defenceless hand that wants to play at the game level (e.g. ten solid hearts and nothing ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Looking at that traveller, I have to wonder how another table went down one in 7 on the 8 lead.
ATP- Match Points
I'm confused. You have the East hand on the left and the West hand on the right - is that what you intended?
Is the double a comparable call?
If there is a hand that would double but would not open 1 then double is not comparable under the subset option (I consider neither option 1 nor option 3 applicable). In practice, we usually allow a little flexibility if there is a very small number of hands that ...
ugly insufficient bid over multi 2D
So if 2 doesn't specify hearts (and I agree that it doesn't), the lowest sufficient but that specifies hearts is 3, which for most multi versions specifies at least three cards in hearts. However, I believe we don't allow that either because it additionally specifies ...
Grand slam call after partners huddle.
There is a typo in the OP. I doubt that 66% of pollees chose an insufficient 6, and none chose 7.
Grand slam call after partners huddle.
In a typical "Hesitation Blackwood" auction, it is the asker who hesitates before signing off. In those cases, it is almost always clear that the hesitation shows extra values. This case is different and less clear. It seems that the only specific card that matters is the Q. I don ...
How should the director rule
I'm not "trying to get" anything. I'm trying to determine the probable outcomes. I have no problem with -2300, and I doubt that North-South would be short-changed by that ruling.
How should the director rule
Aviv, I don't know, which is why I am asking. I try to find out what better players than I (in particular, peers of the presumed offender) make of the auction before making a ruling and especially before awarding a procedural penalty.
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