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David Wetzel
David Wetzel
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Member Since
July 9, 2014
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about me

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, my wife and I used to play a lot, and made token appearances in the lower flights of a couple of GNTs and NAPs and such.  Also managed to lose in the finals of the 0-750 knockouts at three straight Spring Nationals, which is harder to do than it sounds.


Then kids happened. 


Now we don't play much.


United States of America

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1NT or 1S??
I need multi-checkboxes for the last two options. :)
Who Will Direct the Directors?
"Your statement seems to imply that I routinely am dealt hands that are such that with the way I evaluate, I would open 1 of a major with a 4 card suit." No, it doesn't. I'd invite you to read it again. It says that when you are ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
"Ergo, I'm only opening with a 4 card major on very rare hands where I think the other choices are worse: AJxx, AKJ10, xxx, xx would be an example for me." Peg, I don't know how to say it any more simply than this: if you routinely open ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
*shrug* On my card I've got 5 in 1st/2nd, and 5 checked, with an arrow pointing toward the 4. Obviously it's also imperfect, but you can only do so much with checkboxes. I think if someone asks you should say "normally 5, but could be 4 with ...
A list of "Just bridge" situations
Robert, do keep in mind that opponents are entitled to know what your call means before they tell you what a hypothetical double of it means. If they'd like to play penalty doubles over perhaps dangerous bids, but card-showing doubles over more normal ranges, you have to go first.
Is filing a recorder form warranted.
"The legal question is whether there were logical alternatives to 3NT (2NT clearly is; I would think pass is not)" Let's conduct a poll. Of course, the OP links the poll, which has 35% passing. Whatever your standard for an LA is, pass clearly meets it. It's very ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
"Try this: You play five card majors. In first seat, you judge to open one heart with AKJ10 of hearts. Does that mean you must amend your card, and your explanation of methods for every future game?" What do you intend to do the next time you have AKJT of ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
"As to frivolous requests for review one can disagree with the level of "punishment" but I have personally always argued for a "unit of payment" that has equal value for all competitors. IMPs/VPs do, money does not. " Hmm... at certain stages of events IMPs/VPs are much more fungible ...
A list of "Just bridge" situations
'Even if it happened every few months, that would be different. But something that might not occur for 2-3 years? Sorry; seems very weird to me.' Play more, then it will happen more often! :) But, okay, let's start with: what hand (approximately, of course) did you have the last ...
How would you bid this hand?
Sure, Steve, but give partner another queen (or king) and he also won't move over 2D when you're in overtrick-land for 3NT. Isn't one of the fairly basic rules that when partner can have a lot of suitable minimum that will make game good to cold, we ...

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