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


I helped write the new ACBL Convention Charts and now I'm working on updating the alert procedure. I've been on the ACBL Competitions and Conventions Committee since 2014. So basically I'm a rules nerd, and I'm happy to get any comments you have on possible improvements.

I learned to play bridge in grad school. Our department offered us free donuts once a week with the caveat that we had to stay in the common area while we consumed them. Someone taught us bridge as an activity to do while we ate the donuts (because unstructured socializing would have been just terrible) and I got hooked.

I still work full-time so bridge has to fit around that, but I usually manage to get to at least two of the three NABCs.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
+1800 for only a 90% board
Regular Bridge Partners
Kim Eng, Chris Gibson, Ray Miller
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Bad Disclosure (Pass the cheese, I already have the whine)
This is unrelated to your actual point, but given the terrible hands and suits I've seen opponents show "both majors" with, I wouldn't give up 2M as natural in the auction 1N (2) ?.
Master as a racist term
I would guess that on a forum devoted to bridge everything posted is something that 99% of the population doesn't care about.
Master as a racist term
Steve, you have addressed a comment to me that I don't understand how it relates to what I posted. I have made no argument about whether "master" is intrinsically racist (or not). I just said that it's irrelevant whether everyone can attain various ACBL ranks to the debate ...
Master as a racist term
Re: "Since anyone can attain any ____master rank in the ACBL by achievement, there is no racism." This statement is non-sensical. Would you still think the sentence was true if you replaced the word master with a word you believe to be racist? If so, then the fact that anyone ...
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
You made a call as a result of misinformation. Your partner has not called yet. By law (21B) you are allowed to change your call. This has nothing to do specifically with online bridge. It's just bridge.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q2 AT643 K7 KQ53
I actually posted this hand because of a PM conversation where someone stated that "everyone good will bid 2 with this hand". I said pass would have substantial support, although I'm surprised how much.
System Notes and Online Play
I don't understand why you think these analogies are relevant. It would be dumb to put a pedal or button in your car that you were never supposed to press. Your cell phone is not part of the bridge software.
System Notes and Online Play
The compromise that C+C proposed and that was deferred by the Board of Directors to their next meeting was to allow consulting your convention card, but not your full notes. It just seems cruel to me to have a button in the software that displays your convention card, but ...
Cameras as “Security Theater”
Can a determined pair of cheaters cheat despite being on camera? Clearly yes. Will having cameras stop a less determined pair of cheaters? I think that is where the disagreement lies. I think it is clear by now that people are cheating in club games online that didn't do ...
What are your criterion for a 3 card raise after 1m 1M?
Some partnerships that regularly raise on 3 also regularly rebid 1NT with a singleton. Obviously this affects the suitability of correcting 1NT back to 2M.

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