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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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Oct. 30, 2013
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Bridge Director
about me

I'm the Chief TD and Chief Executive of the EBU as well as an EBL & WBF Tournament Director, but my social media posts are usually my own opinions and don't necessarily reflect the official policy of either the EBU, the EBL or the WBF.

United Kingdom

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Bridge and Sex on the High Seas
The thing I find shocking in all this, Kevin, is the discovery of your age and how good you look for it!
Is this what bridge has become?
That's a situation when you might well revoke- it's all so clear to you that you get a trick ahead of yourself in the play, because no more real thought process is required. Just claim when it's that obvious! But make your claim clear.
Is this what bridge has become?
LAW 69 - AGREED CLAIM OR CONCESSION A. Establishment of Agreement Agreement is established when a side assents to an opponent’s claim or concession, and raises no objection to it before making a call on a subsequent board or before the round ends, whichever occurs first. The board is scored ...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Ah, that doesn't show up in my list so I assumed you meant the other one on BBF. Sorry.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Not surprising that you haven't, since it's on another forum entirely.
Is this 2!c bid forcing?
I think it depends on what part of the world you are in as to whether or not that is the case.
Good judgment all round
I remember many years ago bidding 3NT with QJ in the opponents' suit, trusting partner to have Txx or better. Partner of course only had xx but the 8-1 split and the stiff K on lead meant that was good enough.
when is card considered played by declarer?
The answer to "In what circumstances is he allowed to make the change?" is, until the card has reached the state of being played. It's not completely clear from the original post whether or not that had happened: if the card touched the table but only in motion and ...
Dealing with Fair Disclosure when a tad grey
East knows that South thinks 3S was a splinter and that North didn't recognise it as such? And still didn't lead the spade ace?
Bakersfield club game
I think the two of you are using the phrase "roll the auction back" in different ways.

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