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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Tried to follow "Mom's First Rule of Bridge" since I started learning this game.  ("No one cares if you are good or bad, don't be slow")

I walk the dogs a lot - just not in the bidding.  Do not get to the NABCs or Trials enough because life interferes with bridge.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Any big team KO. Trials, Vandy, Spingold. ("And summer's lease hath all too short a date")
Favorite Conventions
Ones partner actually understands
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Honolulu BOD Minutes and Exhibits
Some high(?)lights for those who prefer the Cliffs Notes version: Every provision with "increase" passed. Some items, like what passages were being renumbered or how brackets would be paid were excruciatingly detailed. Then there were items like this: "The 2019 operating budget and the 2018 capital budget are received ...
Best play for 6NT
Only Rueful Rabbit, because he thinks he has the K.
Carding Question
If I lead from Axx, it will be x at a low level and Ace at a high level. At 5-level and higher, the ace looks for attitude the king, not the Q.
Carding Question
"Until they ban you for life." It must be great to still remain an optimist.
Is this AI or UI?
The shorthand explanation is that if this statement is intended to be true as per the law: "That is clearly not the intent of having a minor penalty card. The intent seems to me that the player CAN'T signal" then the lawmakers never had to write 50E3. Because I ...
How does one go about it?
Your ops scored well, getting in and jamming the auction with 1HCP outside the spade suit. However, I think the table actions and decisions by your side helped with the decision to sac. And while they might have found 6 anyway, IMO there was good good chance of 7 ...
A new low for the robots
It is fun having David represent robots in a bridge PM. But what if he gets a law license and represents a robot like Skynet? I am pretty sure that everyone starting with the Conners would rather be set upon by a Terminator. Singers tend to not stutter, either. Though ...
Some rulings questions
In the first case, the powers that be believe your opponents are entitled only to your agreements. Not whether you forgot them. (I think - obviously irrationally, given the laws - that I am entitled to opponents who can remember WTF they play.) The issue here is that you have UI since ...
Do you open this hand in 1st seat Love All at IMPs?
They certainly should not, which is the point. Larry Cohen wrote a great article titled: "Mr Mild, Mr Wild and Mr Medium" discussing various preemptive styles. The thrust of the article is that any preemptive style can be successful as long as it remains true to philosophy. What makes any ...
Yes. I thought this case was settled in Solodar v Edwards.

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