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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.

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United Kingdom

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What is this double?
Yes, that's my understanding.
What is this double?
Richard, that varies quite a lot geographically. In particular I think it's usual in North America to play new suits NF over a double, but much less common elsewhere. I saw this a little while ago when a pickup partnership of an English and an American expert missed game ...
Victory points for a forfeited match
The EBL has a formula for this in Appendix 1 of their CoC at http://db.eurobridge.org/Repository/documents/coc/GCoC/EBLGeneralCoCMarch2019.pdf
What is this double?
Doesn't this depend on your style of redouble?
Ogust Followup (with your cards!)
I would have bid 4S rather than 2NT.
Multiple Errors
Ah, I missed that - thanks.
Multiple Errors
"2) If South is going to do something other than pass, is 1N better than double, as it cannot be natural" Really? I've always thought it was natural.
Strong, Invitational, or Weak -- What do you play?
I think this distinction between four and five hearts bidding 2H or 3H is a French thing.
Is This Unreasonable?
John is being hard on himself. He did a good job in the face of technical adversity.
Is This Unreasonable?
To address just one point, if the player had asked the meaning of 2C by clicking on the bid, the reply should come privately to both the player and his partner. Then he would know. In other circumstances it is best to assume your partner has the correct information and ...
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