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Joe Hertz
Joe Hertz
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 24, 2012
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me


    • Designated TechnoGeek of ACBL Unit 218 (Northern Virginia). Where I come from, gcc is a compiler, not a convention chart.


    • I want to play against everyone. I prefer Stratified to StrataFlighted events. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels that way.
    • My least favorite event is whatever the Swiss is happening on the last day of a Sectional or Regional.


    • I'm 13-0 in team matches vs people who were booked when I asked about their if I ask you, please say yes.



    • I once had an opp compliment me on how nice I was about calling the director on them.


    • That being said, both of the people I've filed player memos on are dead now.




United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A long shaggy dog story when I was a NLM, involving a whiny opponent when Jeff Roman jumped into the argument and showed me how the clowns would eat me unless I played A/X exclusively. Six months later, I wound up winning the D6 GNT-C, and immediately thanked him for slapping some sense into me.
Bridge Accomplishments
2010 GNT-C QF
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Joe And Mike O
Walsh Style 2/1 GameForce
Copy to my cards View/Print
Should this bid be reported to the director ?
I love what the opp did, but I hate it as well. I mean, it's brilliant. He did keep you from leading a diamond. OTOH, that looks like a forcing bid and his partner fielded that it was to play. They ought to explain on-the-record how it is they ...
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
I voted for off, but I think it's misleading about how I feel. With a reverse, any reverse, your P has to bid at the 3 level to take the cheap preference back to your first bid suit. In fact, that's the definition of a reverse in my ...
What was the auction at the other table? The "blame" might belong to your teammates.
Bad bidding practices that you nevertheless see many long-time players engage in
Yeah, I don't think the "Does it promise 5 or only 4?" dirty harryesque question isn't about if it's better, but rather, which is standard for the locale it's being employed in. A gadget or agreement, even one based on a mathematically sound principle, is a ...
SF BOD Motion
What Jim said. The votes for DD's come from the unit boards with each weighted by population of the unit. The elections for RR's, according to the motion, would be made the same way. A RR candidate that was the DD from the more highly populated district in ...
SF BOD Motion
I'm sure political expedience played a role in how the districts were combined in the proposal as well. If you create a region by combining a large district with relatively smaller one(s) -- which you have to do in some cases assuming that you want the regions to be ...
SF BOD Motion
I think it's constructed in such a way to make it palatable (passable?). There's an inherent conflict-of-interest with any measure like this. I don't think you can realistically hope for someone to volunteer to eliminate their position when they like their job. Some people are going to ...
SF BOD Motion
Also of note -- 193-60: NABC Child Care Childcare will no longer be codified as a service that shall be provided.
Yet another Assign-the-Blame...
Flat board, right?
Good ruling?
Ed, let me be clear here. Note my wording above. I asked if it [b]occurred[/b] to them that they might want to ask to speak to the director away from the table. If they had thought something like, "Hey...I want that double back. I want it to ...

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