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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
7 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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ATB, or is bridge just too tough?
Were there any IMPs available for -500 (4-X) as opposed to -800?
Non Timeo Danaos et Dona Ferentes Compulsus
I never looked at Greek Gifts as anything but admiration. The Greeks admired brawn - and were willing to work and develop it - but they valued smarts. You might be the only man in your kingdom strong enough to string a specific bow, but you needed brains to get past the ...
I believe springing an undiscussed bid on partner in the middle of a high-level competitive auction is all too standard.
The probability of 0-4 spades on this deal will be less than the theoretical. If West is void, he might have chosen 3 at these colors. If East is void with the expected 4-card support, he gets the Mr. Timid bidding award.
Is this too big a position?
What "rules" does South follow? Certainly not Justin's or he would have opened. I might pass if I thought my ops were fools, but IMO the West hand has too much playing strength. South did not try a 3rd seat favorable 2 call. Sure, they can have 8-9 ...
Pre-accepting a minor suit transfer
The book super-accept hand - Hxx opposite HHxxxx and nothing outside comes up about once every 20-30 years or so. That is no exaggeration. Run a sim & check for frequency. Also, those old books were written before players played FONT. (Frisky Over NT). So when the hand does come up, your ...
-590: assign the blame
If the basic approach is stampeding opponents and randomly doubling down on their guess with your guess, it must be society’s fault.
BOD Restructure Vote
Rule Two is see Rule One.
We blocked them at MPs
Life is so much easier if partner does not blindly lead worthless doubletons in suits dummy was prepared to play as trumps.
Ron Smith's bidding problem: AT5 AKQT7 KQT5 A
3 losers, 6 winners and a lot riding on what partner holds. Really don't like either option, but my teammates should mind -200 less than +200. At least me and pard died like lions.

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