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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Mini Blue Ribbon!
Yeah, the boy can play - dedication, devotion, turning all the night time into the day...
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
I don't think I have ever disagreed with Paul Friedman or Debbie Rosenberg before, but I might or might not be in agreement with either or both of them when I say this: "The Laws say (paraphrased) that at any level of the game, your opponents are entitled to ...
Sucks to be me
"Unless North has eyes in the back of his head, I can't see him ever ruffing the heart." If you or I (or even John Cox) were North with A432, we would always ruff the heart. It cannot lose, and it might gain if our clown of a partner ...
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
Routine in England - arrive at table, "we play strong no trump, five-card majors, 1 maybe two, three weak twos"; "we play the same but 2 is a Multi". Also routine in England is the apologetic "we only have one convention card." This, in my limited experience, differs from ...
How do you view this ruling?
Could have been, I guess - 2NT slight overbid but maybe by less than 2 is an underbid, even facing third-seat opening.
Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
The Law should not encourage bad claims. Indeed, the Law does not encourage bad claims; it says that players should make good claims. Players encourage bad claims (by making them all the time). Directors and appeals committees encourage bad claims (by allowing them when they ought not to be allowed ...
Sucks to be me
You're not thinking straight. If North with a low singleton heart would not ruff after K to the ace and a second round of the suit, why would a shift to K look logical to South (especially since it would result in a zero if East did in fact ...
Sucks to be me
Well, yes, but the "inevitable heart ruff" blew the defence's inevitable heart trick. Declarer could not legitimately make the contract unless South's spade was the jack, and should probably not have played for his opponents to allow him to do so if it wasn't.
Sucks to be me
"But now declarer can pick up AJxx and Jxxx." Er... how?
BLASS Wins Soloway
Or possibly Brink ! Bas !

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