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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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David Yates's bidding problem: J98 K7 AKQT KQ76
Bob, if you squint harder it can be a six-bagger! This was a hand from the 1973 Bermuda Bowl - bd 16. Bianchi overcalled 1NT and played there for +120. Seems like he took the super-safe line. 10 tricks are available if partner puts you there. At the OT, Mike Lawrence ...
Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
Al, do you know how the 1956 tourney was run? There were originally 80 teams. How does one run a RR KO on W/L/D and cull the field to 8 teams for a final? More to the point, why? Also, if matches were scored as total points, and ...
Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
Thanks for pointing that out, Jonathan. I should have been more specific. What I was trying to show is by the time Ira had his war machine ready to go, the original Blue Team was gone. The Aces were incorporated in 1968 and the team was not operational until 1969 ...
Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
The double was suspect? Partner did open, this is the 5-level. Sure it might make, but even I would have hit this and I probably let too many things go. You might have been making 5 and need to protect some equity.
Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
To be fair, I did write "I have never seen" and the reason is I did not see this was - very sadly - I have never seen Australia. I shall have to figure out how to correct that. . .
Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
Thanks Mike. I was wondering about the surnames since it seems there should have been independent origin and I figured someone out there would know.
Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
Great story, Ken. I was wondering if the card display was a universal or a European custom.
Precision 1!C opener’s 1N Rebid - What’s Legal
Legal under current (soon to be old CC) under Responses and Rebids. The GCC allows: 8. ALL CONSTRUCTIVE CALLS starting with the opening bidder’s second call. The "natural" definition in the CC references only opening 1NT bids and overcalls.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
What I want is a cheap flight to Australia. A country must be a bit off the trail when <10hrs is considered "quite a short flight".
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
The last time I was fortunate enough to be in Hawaii during the January regional, I spent most of my time trying to avoid bridge and embrace the beach. I did get roped into filling out a Swiss team one day. I was fortunate enough to be able to play ...

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