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Raphael Hallerman
Raphael Hallerman
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Member Since
Dec. 15, 2016
Last Seen
9 hours ago
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Bridge Player
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USBF Junior and 4th year computer science and economics undergrad at UChicago

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Sean McNally, Cynthia Huang, Ilan Wolff
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Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: KJ6 KQ2 J976 KQ6
My vote is now for what I bid at the table. Seems like 2/3 people were going to disagree with me no matter what action I took.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: AKQT5 KQJ6 QT52 ---
Like I said above, I was unsure which bids were still systems on (this was not with a regular partner), but I do agree that 3 is definitely more informative than 3 if it's still on.
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
This just occurred to me, sort of based on sign language: Would it be satisfactory to also print off an alphabet, to solve those rare cases when a full explanation just isn't possible using only the pre-written notes (even if the notes are individual words, pointed at in succession ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
I did exactly this in the last GNTs, and it worked quite well. We were definitely not 100% silent, but I don't actually think we whispered questions and answers any more than we would have under normal conditions.
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Setting a policy and then enforcing it with no exceptions is not at all consistent with other bridge events, though. When a player cannot walk well and they'd be unable to participate in a movement, we allow them to be stationary. When a player cannot see well, we provide ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Sleeping each night is a choice. Sure, eventually your body will force you to sleep, but we can all survive at least one night without it. And yet as you do it, I'm sure you don't think about the choice you're making when you go to sleep ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Are there any policies currently in place for players with, say, Parkinson's, who cannot write legibly behind screens? I have seen assistants handling cards for others, but that would not solve the problem of conveying explanations in silence.
Watching Videos of F-N from Opatija
Similar to what Doug found about FF writing twice, at, he writes, places his scorecard on the playing table, looks at his hand, and only then decides that he would rather have the scorecard placed on the side table!
Doubly Good
Yay Sean and Morgan!
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