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John McWhinnie
John McWhinnie
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Member Since
March 29, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 3
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
Canada

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BBO Username
jmcw
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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That Moment When you realise the ACBL has no idea
Yep only 12 rounds for a 13 round game. Matchpoint score for N/S printed on the traveller, to get the E/W score you have to deduct the N/S score from 100..way too difficult for some.
An interesting message on my answering machine
@john Adams "they don't have people berating them (for ethics, skill, whatever" How do you know this? and are you saying behaviour like this is what you experience in ACBL land?
An interesting message on my answering machine
I too have misgivings about the ACBL. To me they are a functioning monopoly that continues to make some quite bad decisions. ACBL contact comes through local and out of town tournaments. Their employees, the directors, continue to disappoint to the extent that I have given serious thought to throwing ...
Director Pleas
At least he can count trumps
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
Lee: "some people don't know their systems" OR they know their system but don't know what bids are alertable.
What Does This Bid Mean?
Where I play a reverse is FG. What you suggest would be alertable.
What Does This Bid Mean?
Richard "2♠ is only FG if agreed as such". I think this should be "2♠ is FG unless not agreed as such"
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
Good idea to play it as an unusual raise, your suggestion seems quite useful. The don't do it comments above are useless.
How much variance do general BWers create?
Failure is not an option
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
David, I believe inexperience players depart from there stated agreements far more often than seasoned players. Indeed I regularly witness many cases of 5-3-3-2 patterns in range being opened 1 of suit. Why? because I have they 5-card major or more commonly because they don't have every suit stopped ...
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