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Nigel Kearney
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Oct. 2, 2010
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Live in Wellington, New Zealand. Don't play much bridge these days due to work and family commitments. In the past have represented NZ several times including a silver medal in the 1995 Junior World Championships in Bali. 

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Ethics issue or not?
What was the double?
Question emailed to me.
Zero: 2 2 32 1098765432 is plenty.
It's About Time
I'm not talking about playing slowly on purpose. I'm talking about the declarers who play hands out when they know the hand is effectively over. The declarer doesn't play slowly, but defenders still need to take time thinking because they don't have the same information and ...
It's About Time
It doesn't have to be malicious. If there is a clock, everyone who claims will be harming their chances of winning, and everyone who doesn't claim when they can will gain an advantage. Against average players it is quite common that you spend time thinking then it turns ...
Garbage Stayman
I'm not sold on the double of Stayman with a weak hand and a broken club suit. We don't necessarily want a club lead and it's easy for LHO to redouble with good clubs. That can be a real disaster and is not that uncommon. With the ...
Club UI problem
Very close. I don't think I would ever choose pass with North but I would definitely consider it.
It's About Time
I am going to make an extremely unpopular suggestion: don't change anything. I am a fast player and not a particularly patient person either. But I do understand that other people take longer. Some take a long time occasionally when they get a tricky hand, others take longer to ...
I think there is a fallacy in people's thinking sometimes in these situations, especially at matchpoints. It is true that if they are not making you should double, and if they are making you should bid 4. But passing out 4 might easily be the percentage action ...
South 40%, Marty Bergen and Larry Cohen 60%. Without the LOTT, most bridge players with the South hand would use their judgment instead and conclude that 4 and 4 are both not making most of the time.
GAWRYS Wins Spingold
I don't think people should keep all seeding points won with a cheating pair. But if they get zero from those wins and seeding is based on pure calculation without any attempt to use judgment, you're bound to get distortions. Common sense says if you won a lot ...
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