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John Nichols
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Member Since
March 20, 2011
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Member Type
Bridge Director

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Indianapolis Bridge Center
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Multi-section or web - which is best?
I was DIC last fall for the D11 NAP. The original request was that I run the second session as an interwoven Howell, but the number of pairs would have required LOTS of board sharing and needing very careful movements of the boards. A pair of Howells with all NS ...
Proving honesty of tournament organization
I would enjoy reading what you would write. Cryptography has been a hobby of mine for about 50 years and became a part of my job for a few years working on data transmission for a large financial company. At this point it is again a hobby, but I use ...
"No Ax to Grind" Director Question
I wouldn't treat it as a concession. Declarer might have some winners in their hand. How about this: Play anything means turn all of dummies cards face down and out of play.
Bridge Directing Question
The ACBL version of 9 tables with a rover have two N/S pairs swapping places for some rounds to avoid the rematch. I think it is pairs 6 & 9.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
AKxxxx AKx xx xx is only within 1 trick of game if the opponents neglect to take their 8 minor-suit tricks.
7 tables and want to play 24 boards? Try Hesitation Mitchell
We use a howell for 7 tables / 8 rounds. Don't know about the balance. Everyone gets a guide card.
ACBL Player Results now Courtesy of The Common Game
I checked my results. 26 out of 27 results are straight from ACBL Live. Anything result without a symbol is from Live. ACBL Live simply checks other sites for additional information or different formatting. Sort of like all those travel reservation sites.
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
Why do young players bid aggressively? Lots of reasons listed above. And because it is FUN!
Winning Pair Event Versus Team Event
Everything else being equal: Same number of players Same strength of field (Same players) Same number of boards One-winner movement The only difference is the kind of game, Individual, pairs, teams First place should pay the same, total points awarded should be the same. However: In an individual, first place ...
I've never seen this before
These trump markers date from Whist
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