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Dan Putnam
Dan Putnam
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Member Since
July 6, 2017
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Director Ruling
In this case, the OP says it was based on what was written on the CC. I agree that N/S should have insisted on explaining each other's bids, but since they didn't, what law requires the misbidder to confess.
Play Fast or Don't Worry about a Bit
Colour Coded Playing Cards
My club used to use color coded cards. A majority hated them, particularly the green/gray clubs, which still got mixed in with spades and the yellow/orange diamonds, which were hard to read under florescent lights.
Director Pleas
70A states that director should be as equitable as possible to both sides. Suggesting that it is normal to play cards in a frivolous order is inconsistent with that law.
Director Pleas
The issue is that claimer might think trumps are drawn. Therefore, there is no bridge reason to ruff high. The two examples you give are not merely careless. They are frivolous - that is there is no bridge reason to play this way. The claim should be allowed in this case ...
Methods following an overcall after you have agreed a suit
Balance of Power. We have more high card strength than they do.
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
Bridge is hard enough for beginners, intermediates and party bridge converts without requiring them to know what better players may consider unusual or useful information. I would hate to see these Walsh/Flannery inferences made alertable. I'll defer judgment on higher-level competitions.
Mindless revoke
They don't want to lose that way, but I would never admit I want to win that way either.
Mindless revoke
Calling the director and then asking him to waive the penalty strikes me as a pompous gesture and a waste of the director's time. Either take the unearned penalty which you are entitled to, or accept the claim with or without explanation.
Placing the cards
As an intermediate, I might be wondering how E/W are bidding as though they have N/S cards. :)

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