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Phil Clayton
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July 27, 2010
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about me

Professional: Part of the Agile consulting practice at NTT Data after running the PMO at Toyota. Starting 1/20, I will be partially based in Seattle although I live in Dallas. 

 

Personal: Dad to three ex-caddies and one very patient and understanding spouse. Besides bridge, I enjoy mountain biking and I'm relearning the guitar (might swap lessons if you are game).  

 

Bridge: Reigning king of the machines. Have won a few minor league NABC's in the last two years. Inventor of Martian Standard with Andrew Gumperz (IM me for a summary). 

 

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Favorite Conventions
Anything that reduces information leak en route to the final contract
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Phil
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Diamond Life Master
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Is this call alertable?
I'm not sure why, because we really don't know what call that hand would make over x. Would it bid a stopperless 1N? Would redouble mean, partner, bid 1N with a spade stopper? If the latter, I think I agree this rises to what is alertable.
Is this call alertable?
Not necessary to avail yourself to an entire system. I am not sure I would want to review all of Tom's even if he offered. I would expect Tom would answer all of my questions forthright if I asked. At a live tournament, I will have a hardcopy of ...
There probably WILL be a Montreal NABC
Randy, I don't consider this a bet. It's more like a hedge strategy to defray my costs if its held.
There probably WILL be a Montreal NABC
I am not aware of a single state with any sizable number of cases that does not have stay at home orders. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/9-states-issue-formal-stay-home-orders-amid/story?id=69959039 South Carolina is the highest with around 1,900. We are under stay-at-home orders here in TX. There are ...
There probably WILL be a Montreal NABC
Randy, send me your email address, and I will send it along. Danny, I will abide by the condition that the bet is based on the NABC going on as currently held. IN Montreal.
Tom’s Round Robin Tournament
Obviously if you are using the same boards for all tables, kibs cannot be allowed. I mean, do you what you feel is best. I like my neighbors. Sometimes I don't even lock my front door when I close it. But I don't keep my freakin' front door ...
Is this call alertable?
1. Sam, what does redouble mean here? Maybe Mike can answer if he is reading this thread. 2. Does your pass of 1 x'd vary based on the meaning of the x? "Spades" would make sense, but if my partner want to play it as "Majors" (this auction ...
There probably WILL be a Montreal NABC
Randy, I will Paypal you $10 this morning. If Montreal is held, you pay me $500. Deal?
There probably WILL be a Montreal NABC
https://xkcd.com/2289/
There probably WILL be a Montreal NABC
Assuming Montreal happens: 1. Likely to be some pent up demand from missing the first NABC in - forever. 2. Many people will be skittish about traveling in four months. 2 > 1 I think.
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