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Matthew Dyer
Matthew Dyer
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Member Since
Feb. 1, 2012
Last Seen
June 1
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Matty and G-woman
2/1 with variable NT (10-13 or 12-14: weak and weaker)
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Cory and Matthew
2/1
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Chicago Duplicate Bridge 2/1 Std
2/1 fast arrival
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UChicago 2016
2/1 fast arrival
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CDB Individual Good Player 2017
2/1 fast arrival
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Matthew and Sarik
2/1 fast arrival
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nevens/msd
2/1
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Pattq
2 over 1
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CDB Individual Matthew Prefs 2019
2/1 fast arrival
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Matthew and Daniel
2/1 with variable NT (11-13 or 15-17)
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Speedball Claim
I agree with both of you, and I suspect I am polluted by having directed ACBLVOC-BBO club-level games (comparable to speedball?). The round times out, many pairs have the board ripped mid-hand, and the GIB-bot attempts to decide how to play the hand (and the players get to complain if ...
Speedball Claim
I would rule 4-1 on the basis that North is known to have 6, 3 and at least one at the time of the claim. Therefore the hook and the drop are nowhere close to equal assuming declarer was paying attention and would have full count ...
Adjusting for misclicks
There is also real intelligence ... turn on confirm bids. Should it have a pop-up for spinters? I'm using BBOAlert which attempts to learn and automate your alerts, and I played with an 11-13 1NT partner on friday , and it helpfully alerted my 1N opener the following night as 11-13 ...
Adjusting for misclicks
I like to use judgment while directing if an irrational misclick is clear (eg today with 5 tricks remaining and a claimable crossruff declarer chose to pitch a loser on another loser). I have a lot less sympathy when declarer misclicks a finesse that doesn't work. I think Kit ...
Smolen Convention -- Is it used for 6-4 in the Majors?
I was in the "delayed Texas" camp (6-4), basically because this is what I would teach my college students, and that (5-4) gf goes through smolen. Since any unusual bid after a game forcing sequence shows something unusual (like extras), I have been convinced by the above discussion that 6-4s ...
For mini-NT players
I've played a number of variants over the years, and have a partner who was troubled by the ambiguity of the minor suit openings, and competing later in a minor. We switched to 11-13/14-16/17-19 which seems to work reasonably well.
Facts About Online "Support Your Clubs" Games
Barry, first I applaud all you and BBO are doing. You noted that BBO automatically stratifies. And my reading is that a lot of people are asking for effectively stratiflighted games. Can you run three tournaments of 100 vs 1 of 300 (scaling up when you can). It feels like ...
Club owners & managers - CLOSE YOUR CLUBS!!
You are correct Richard (when are you not?) I assume you would have told us the ultimate solution if it were available ...
Club owners & managers - CLOSE YOUR CLUBS!!
We closed Chicago Duplicate Bridge today after hoping that the small number of Illinois cases would remain just that. Unfortunately, Illinois is obeying a very predictable geometric progression, and we're on track to hit 1000 cases in a couple of weeks, ergo not worth the risk. That said, I ...
Club Closings
Chicago Duplicate Bridge closed until situation under control in Illinois.
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