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David Thompson
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Member Since
March 20, 2011
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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.


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
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Properly explaining a transfer accept
Other. The explanation is legal but is unnecessarily detailed in relation to the suit. I think it would be better to simply say "10-12 balanced" or "10-12 balanced - could have a 5 card Major or 6 card minor".
Vugraph at Gatlinburg Regional in 2020?
If you aren't using screens, it's feasible to simply put a folding card table at the South-East corner of the table and sit the operator there with no bar stool or lectern required; but you'd want the operator to have pretty good eye-sight.
How Not To Fill Out a Convention Card Part 1
Pass is clear-cut. Bid your hand as if partner had alerted 3NT and described it as gambling. If partner wants to fish around for a save against 4, he will do something at his next turn. The trickier thing is what to do when partner inevitably doubles 4 ...
Vugraph at Gatlinburg Regional in 2020?
I vastly prefer operating from a bar stool and lectern; particularly if screens are in use. You can get a cheap wooden bar stool from Walmart for US$18 that will do the job just fine. For the lectern, just get a few pieces of timber from Home Depot, a ...
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
A quick 5 call could be for sorts of reasons and doesn't impart any UI at all as far as I'm concerned.
Ben Thompson's bidding problem: 7 AKQ6432 --- Q9874
5. Clearly tells partner that I want a lead against 5x and I have an easy remove to 5 if I get doubled. I don't really care what partner's preference is between and - I want trumps to be my 7-solid.
Buffett Cup
Is is going to be held again?
Should score be adjusted?
I think 2 is a SEWOG so if allowed in this jurisdiction, I'll let EW keep the table result but give NS 2x=. My reading of the OP is that NS had an agreement that the double of 2 was takeout and South forgot. Absent the ...
In Praise of Richard Willey
There are quite few cheating counter-measures that can easily be applied to the face-to-face game; albeit with screens which should be mandatory for any serious bridge event. These include: 1. Players' hands and cards must be held below the table during the auction and during play for defenders; 2. Players ...
In Praise of Richard Willey
Players themselves need to be the primary enforcers. If you are sitting West or South, make sure the screen aperture is shut the moment the tray is put on the table and well before anyone extracts their cards from the board. If at the end of the auction a defender ...

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