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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Board member and Past President unit 448 (Spokane/Eastern Washington).   Bridge Teacher.  Club director.   Opinionated. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing rubber bridge in college
Bridge Accomplishments
Dozens Regional victories, Top 5's in Nationals, Lovenberg winner. Was once in top 10 all time Platinum point holders.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gard Hays, Catherine Creer, Lea Rogers, Charlie Bennett, Dave Westfall
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Spokane Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
WBL sectionals/Regionals
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with Kickback, xyz
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Lasota-Shaw 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over 1C opener
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Robinson-Adams 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over our natural 1C opener
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Stan-John 2/1
2 over 1
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Cole-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Shi-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Gill-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Pete C and John
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Style Poll
Auction 2. I can be more aggressive with a 5 card suit. So 10-12 with a 4 card suit, 8-11 with a 5 card suit.
Club policy legal?
Because I am trying to kill the notion that following the rules, which are very very clear on this matter, is somehow lacking in ethics, and that people that sportingly give up tricks are somehow morally superior. They are not, and you are not. Many of us do sporting things ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
Yes, I like to know if partner 22(54). However, I really dislike telling the opponents this, and full disclosure means if I know, so too do they. So it's better I don't know.
Club policy legal?
I would not expect a professional tennis player to call their own foot faults. I would not expect a professional hockey player to call his own high check. I would not expect a professional basketball player to call his own foul. In Mike's soccer example, unless the handball was ...
Lead out of turn
They usually stop me at, "partner gets to play it?"
What is your plan
In the post mortem they will decide responder should have invited on the flat 10, and spend the rest of the session going minus in 2N with 12 opposite 10.
Club policy legal?
You just need someone in the club strong enough to fix it. If no one in the club really cares, yeah they can get away with it. Spokane had the problem. It has been fixed. Mostly it's education. "club, you are not allowed to restrict psyches of natural calls ...
Club policy legal?
I sense sarcasm in Mike's response, as in, if you have learned to psych already, it's time to play up and leave the life NLMs to themselves.
Forcing or Not?
To play is close to my vote. Non-forcing is my answer. Partner is allowed to raise with a max perfecto. x Ajx AKQxx xxxx I would raise to 4. I don't need to be this perfect, I just have to think 4 is making.
Club policy legal?
Yes there is a distinction between ethics and rules. However, if one tries to define following the rules as unethical, one is terribly misguided. On the contrary, calling a player unethical when they are following the rules, is in and of itself a defined ethics violation. So instead, you avoid ...

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