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John Torrey
John Torrey
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Member Since
March 28, 2011
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Member Type
Bridge Director
about me
Semi-retired as ACBL director after 16 years. Still thinking and writing about the game; no "full time" partnerships
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Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Three and a half articles by me were published in the Bridge World (1990s). My Bridge Cartoon is st
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Triangle BC, Durham NC
Favorite Conventions
Astro
BBO Username
jtxyzzy
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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John Torrey's bidding problem: A42 T863 JT2 KJ7
Just checking. I am aware that I balance less than some would. I admit I didn't think it close at the time.
John Torrey's bidding problem: A42 T863 JT2 KJ7
North & South had ♠ 8 7 ♥ K 7 ♦ A Q 9 8 ♣ A Q 8 5 3 ♠ J 10 9 5 ♥ A 9 5 4 2 ♦ 6 5 3 ♣ 6 East led a club and (with no remarkable brilliance or blunders) 1 made 1 - which was the only plus for ...
Director's ruling problem in a claim
Law 70A "...the Director adjudicates the result of the board as equitably as possible to both sides..." This would seem to make equity a strong consideration. That said, claims with unstated lines are common, and a common source of possibly unnecessary distress. I think it would improve the Laws to ...
Winning Leads
These books have been Important to my own game. I have quibbles (they do not give enough focus on partner's expected strength, and their matchpoint slam analysis ignores that when opponents make a slam against you where your lead matters, you are looking at 30% or so at best ...
Vu-Bridge Bacon Day Hand
Right! And a pretty play it is. West has Q J 10 7 6 J 9 x x A J 9 8 The analysis after the hand says, "The biding shows a dummy with exactly five Hearts, four Diamonds, three Spades and one Club. The opponents have taken advantage of ...
Is there a trick to lose
Law 90: "The Director...may also assess procedural penalties for any offense that unduly delays or obstructs the game, inconveniences other contestants, violates correct procedure..." Many of these apply here. I would not do this in my club, but higher the level of this event, the more I feel a ...
Trick 2 Defense
The hand is from Winning Suit Contract Leads, by David Bird and Taf Anthias (page 71 in my edition). West has 8 2 A 9 6 3 7 5 K Q 8 5 4 "..let's follow the play in 2 when West makes the approved lead of the ...
Has this happened to anyone else?
Bracketed KO. Round 1: 3-way small win, big loss Round 2: 3-way small win (beating the team we lost to in round 1), big loss. Round 3 close win head-up vs team that blitzed us in round 2. Round 4 loss. Second overall, with one net-winning session and net-plus vs ...
Director Problem
ACBLScore: First the movement should be changed (EDMove) to have the pairs actually playing the board as oppnents for that board. (It will ask if this is a "partial round adjustment". It is.) The correct pair that did not get to play should get the equivalent of average plus, possibly ...
2NT and puppet stayman
Using 3 to get to 3NT may give information to the defense. Evsn 2NT 3 3 3NT gives such information, as do auctions with other opener rebids. In addition, the artificial 3NT response may be forgotten - not so bad when opener forgets and passes, but really bad ...
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