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Joe Hertz
Joe Hertz
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 24, 2012
Last Seen
3 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.
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  • I want to play against everyone. I prefer Stratified to StrataFlighted events. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels that way.
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  • My least favorite event is whatever the Swiss is happening on the last day of a Sectional or Regional.
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  • I'm 13-0 in team matches vs people who were booked when I asked about their if I ask you, please say yes.
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  • I have a severe hearing loss. My first duplicate bridge partner is blind. Our card's "general approach" box said "Bid No Evil". 
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  • I once had an opp compliment me on how nice I was about calling the director on them.
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  • That being said, both of the people I've filed player memos on are dead now.
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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
Bronze Life Master
Joe And Mike O
Walsh Style 2/1 GameForce
Copy to my cards View/Print
the wait is over
Please tell me the other table didn't come back having defended 7X :)
My first month away from the game
I for one would love to see you attend a nabc as a non acbl member if only to see what they might try to do to you if you refused to play against a particular opponent then.
Director ruling
At the moment, the tablets poll for new bids every 3 seconds, so there's never going to be an instabid. That will be configurable too. After 4NT it should be *something else*. Don't know what, but it will be configurable. This part of an auction should not be ...
Director ruling
You'd have to start writing it at the 5 second mark or something. But then you'd see the c-worders use that maneuver to indicate something to their partners.
Director ruling
@Michael: "Yes, and this has happened to me. But I think you're ignoring the 'positive' aspect. What better method of educating partner (and opponents!)? You reinforced the idea that, when making a tempo-sensitive call, it's a good idea to make it in an even tempo." Not ignoring it ...
Director ruling
On one level, I totally get it. On another level, AUGGGHHH! How often do we tell people they have an obligation to "keep playing bridge"? In this case, we're telling South, "Your partner gave you UI so you *can't* play bridge..or at least not all of it ...
Director ruling
There have been times I've been tempted to scribble something like that on my score sheet just in case a tempo problem shows up.
Auction Whacking
What may be not only unique but a uniquely bad decision happened at a Regional to a friend of mine in a (presumably VERY) low level KO event. I suspect this hand might have ended it. 1M - (X) - XX - (1m) Director please. 1m was replaced with (I kid you not ...
Auction Whacking
I can't take credit for it, but I had the story relayed to me that after accidentally opening with a double or redouble, the culprit decided to open with an otherwise strong arificial 2C opening since he knew this time it would have to be passed.
Auction Whacking
I did something like that thinking I was 4243 when I was 4063 and opened 2NT. When partner transferred me to spades, I super-accepted.

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