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David Thompson
David Thompson
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Member Since
March 20, 2011
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10 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Amateur player.  NPC of Australian Open Team for 2019. Occasional BBO commentator. Please note that any comments, views and opinions expressed in my posts here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the various organisations with which I'm associated be that by way of employment, membership, office holder or volunteer.

Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Beating Ish Del'Monte and my older brother in the final of the National Youth Teams in 1993.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won the 1993 Far East Youth Teams
Regular Bridge Partners
Jamie Thompson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Melbourne Cricket Club
Favorite Tournaments
NOT
BBO Username
mrdct
ACBL Ranking
None
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USBF Open invitational
Great feedback on the benefits of the open zoom sessions with your screenmate. I hope that gains wider acceptance.
Delayed Viewing - Best of Both Worlds
It would only be good for vugraphed matches, but if it were possible to restrict kibitzers to a handful of commentators, one of those commentators could stream the match on Twitch with a delay which is existing functionality in the Twitch platform.
Delayed Viewing - Best of Both Worlds
I like the idea of the delay but suspect that it may be quite hard to implement. A measure that might be easier and could be helpful to reduce "solo kibitzing" would be to block kibitzers with the same IP address as any of the players, block anonymous kibitzers, and ...
Roland Wald R.I.P.
Roland was a pioneer of vugraph commentary, initially text and then voice. I'd been doing text commentary with him for years before voice commentary came along and I remember how shocked I was when I first heard his voice which sounded completely different from what I'd imagined. RIP.
Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
8-10 1NT is legal in Australia in all events at all levels. It's not overly common, but you do come across it every so often. It needs to be pre-alerted so opponents can discuss their defence which is usually just agreeing to play their normal defence against a weak ...
Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
Other. I think RA's have too much power to regulate systems, but they need to have some. Banning opening 1NT with a singleton is stupid at all levels of the game, but prohibiting forcing pass systems in club duplicates makes sense.
BBO deletes play "History" with ZERO notice!
This does, indeed, suck. I hope this is just a temporary measure to deal with the unprecedented volume of users and that BBO will scale-up its infrastructure to restore this highly valued feature to at least the past week of hands.
Ethics re: opening 1NT with small singleton in quasi-ACBL competition
It's perhaps non-compliant with the published CoC for the Reynolds KOs, but I am captaining a team in the May KO and in our Round 2 match (we have a bye from Round 1) I simply opened some dialogue with my opposing captain (who seems to be a very ...
Ethics re: opening 1NT with small singleton in quasi-ACBL competition
I've never played in an ACBL event so I'm not overly familiar with how the system charts are applied, so could someone clarify for me is it illegal to open 1NT with a singleton or is it illegal to have an agreement that you can open 1NT with ...
Ethics re: opening 1NT with small singleton in quasi-ACBL competition
Reynolds Team Matches Conditions of Contest: https://www.reynoldsteammatches.com/library
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