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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Member Since
Jan. 8, 2011
Last Seen
6 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I recently completed six years on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Bridge Unit. I am on the ACBL Board of Governors and the Competitions and Conventions Committee. I also help manage and direct a once-a-week bridge club on Mercer Island. And occasionally I find time to play bridge too. Smile

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United States of America

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BBO Username
jeffford76
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q876532 AJ94 72 ---
Chris, do you think opening 1D and rebidding 2C over 1S is a better description of K KQxx xxx AKxxx than opening 1NT or did you have something else in mind? (Assuming a strong club context)
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q876532 AJ94 72 ---
Thanks for running these. I didn't realize there would be such a disparity opposite 2 spades and 4-5 hearts.
Written defences
Of course it's not authorized to your partner whether you look at the defenses or not. If it was authorized you could make an agreement to look or not look depending on some characteristic of your hand. It's exactly the same as it not being authorized whether you ...
David Yates's bidding problem: AT9865 J9 87 AK9
Whether something can be proven is irrelevant to whether it violates the laws or not. To adjust a score intentionality doesn’t have to be proven. You just have to show that you could have known the action might work to your advantage.
David Yates's bidding problem: AT9865 J9 87 AK9
Intentionally making an insufficient bid is definitely not legal.
Critique this auction, which bid was least correct?
If you are going to ask what was the worst bid, all of them should be listed as options. I agree with not opening 2.
David Yates's bidding problem: AT9865 J9 87 AK9
Not any more you don't. Under the new laws you can forbid any one suit.
Some rulings questions
Doesn’t matter. We use the agreement and we know what our partner’s bid means.
New Convention Charts: Artificial? 2 Level Responses
The club I help run uses the Open+ chart, except without the restrictions on six board rounds. (E.g. multi is allowed and off and on we have a pair playing it.) The other club I direct at but don’t help run has never announced a policy. Then again ...
New Convention Charts: Artificial? 2 Level Responses
In general just because the Basic Chart says a bid can mean Thing A and says that a bid can mean Thing B it does not mean that the bid can mean "Thing A or Thing B".
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