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Nigel Guthrie
Nigel Guthrie
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Nov. 8, 2011
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Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
[quote="Ray Yuenger"]'If we assume that S provided UI about possessing the ♦ ace, setting aside the arguable AI, could N have ethically made a ♦ lead? There seems to be an assumption underlying some comments that it can be ethical to violate Law 16B'[/quote] Assuming Ray's question (asked ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
@Ed Subjective judgement is unavoidable but, IMO, Bridge-Law is over-subjective. For example, over-reliance on assessment of intention e.g. "double-shots", "pro-questions".
Time to simplify the laws?
Bridge Rule-makers deserve sympathy because it's hard to formulate clear fair rules, first time. Over the decades, however, law-critics have repeatedly pointed out flaws, anomalies, ambiguities, and stupidities. In particular, rule-makers should drop sophisticated rules that engender controversial rulings but add no discernible value. They should also re-assess rules ...
Time to simplify the laws?
Michael Rosenberg and David Burn suggest a compromise: Designate a Break in tempo as an infraction [b][i]in a tempo-sensitive context[/i][/b]. Alternatively, some Scandinavian regulators mandate pauses in tempo-sensitive contexts -- using [b]Stop-card[/b] or similar protocol. I would prefer Bridge to be a [b][i]timed ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
[quote="David Morris"]'The point being that the wants and needs of these player groupings are largely incongruent.'[/quote] A game is it's rules. IMO, basic rules of Bridge should be the same for all. A strength of Bridge is that it is one of the few games that ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
While waiting to identify the author of the libel, perhaps, the Bulletin-editor should retract it and apologize for publishing it.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Usually, in practice, players adopt Ray Yuenger's interpretation of disclosure laws and regulations. IMO, it's a pity that an interpretation like that of Bruce Evans is so unpopular. Whatever their meaning, even basic rules e.g. about convention-cards are widely flouted and rarely enforced. It's sad that ...
Kida- A Double Dummy App
Even if no defence is ultimately successful, at double-dummy, KIDA seems to expect defenders to make life hard for declarer, keeping defensive prospects alive as long as possible.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
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Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
The bit was established but its length was disputed. We aren't told how long after his 7N bid, that East made his remark, except that it was made while waiting for the tray.

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