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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours 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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The law won
Having taken bamboo at full force to the side of my head (I know, that explains a lot) I think the bamboo. The hickory has to be limited to other parts of the body and cannot be applied full force. And as we know, Jlall is one tough dude.
The first step is a doozy
If you ruff a club, don't you want to know what West plays on the second club before deciding on Q-S or diamond back?
Faulty BBO
R U there? might have been pushed up in time to log out inactive players faster, given the surge in BBO log ins. To be fair, in face-to-face live bridge, I have been tempted on occasion to check the pulse of the declarer.
1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
Maybe not so much age as experience. There two main problems with "weak". First, I am constantly amazed at what some people define it as. Everything from Jxxx / x / Axxx / xxxx ("What? It's only five points?") to xxxx / xxxx / xxx / xx red vs white. ("-300 was a bad board ...
The law won
Kids today, no respect. Hey Jlall, you were what, like five years old when Larry wrote his book? (So maybe Jr High for you). And you didn't win your first bridge title until what, 11 or 12 years old? So you grew up with this. Life is easy when ...
1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
One of my partnership mottos was: "An opening bid opposite an opening bid is down two in game."
DONT vs. Meckwell
The main thing about DONT was how it was employed, particularly by Cohen & Bergen. Before DONT, many players put BROZEL on their CCs. And then passed. In deference to Ray, BROZEL was based on the heart suit. Double was one-suited, bids of 2/2 showed that suit plus ...
Is this call alertable?
In ACBL-land, conventions (almost all) require an alert. This pass is neither conventional nor an unusual treatment. From the definitions, under convention: In addition, a pass which promises more than a specified amount of strength, or artificially promises or denies values other than in the last suit named. In other ...
Is 3x - (pass) - 3y forcing or non-forcing
The standard is always forcing. If your partnership preempts on horrible stuff (a la Stauber) then non-forcing becomes reasonable.
David Scharfbillig's bidding problem: AQTxx AKJTxx x x
If I hold the 31, I know what I am bidding. With my luck, if I bid 2 partner will hold 10 / 10 / J109xxxx / xxxx, get cute and pass.

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