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Floyd McWilliams
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Member Since
Jan. 5, 2012
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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Favorite Conventions
I named a cat after Namyats, but it's not actually my favorite convention.
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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Floyd and Adam
Strong Notrump 2/1
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ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
The current system is hard on people who have played for a long time, have accumulated masterpoints, but are not experts. They get Peter Principled into a top bracket in a knockout, in which they cannot be competitive. It also sucks for people who are more skilled than their masterpoint ...
BW 2/1: 1!d-2!c-2!D
I would rebid 2 with 5 and a 4 card major, but would rebid 2N with most 5=3=3=2s . Maybe the poll should just be restricted to the 5-4M and 4=4=4=1 cases?
Fail to alert, the ruling and what wold you have bid?
These are not useful poll choices. Bridge players are famous for their egos. If you go on BBO every second random person who can barely take a finesse rates themselves as Expert or even World Class. You should poll the East hand with the correct explanation of 3. If ...
Floyd McWilliams's lead problem: QT84 QT95 653 43
I rechecked BBO. Dummy is correct, the hand has QT42. You're certainly more eagle-eyed than the two people who played a diamond and a club.
Floyd McWilliams's lead problem: QT84 QT95 653 43
We do not have that explicit agreement. (If we did, this would not be a challenging problem, even for me. :))
Floyd McWilliams's lead problem: QT84 QT95 653 43
I forgot to mention that we play UDCA. Added.
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: Q5 QT73 KQT98 K8
There was certainly no such agreement in this partnership and I don't think this is true in general.
Too much information?
I think the expert player's reasoning is flawed. If you knew that 1M is limited but did not know that pass had a higher upper range, you'd be more likely to balance than in standard; 20+5 is not a possibility and you'd think 15+9 is ...
Delayed 3NT using lebensohl after double of weak two
"I don't know anyone who plays that. I would think that shows 4oM w/o a stopper" 2 - X - P - 3 is 4oM, no stop?
Delayed 3NT using lebensohl after double of weak two
2N then 3?

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