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Ray Fink
Ray Fink
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Member Since
Jan. 28, 2016
Last Seen
9 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Follows suit: Almost always

Counts to twelve: Almost always

Counts to thirteen: Some of the time

Back to duplicate after a 25-year absence. Small-town club director, retired engineer, active outdoor person.

United States of America

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Favorite Conventions
Karosel 2D
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Victoria Hess and Ray Fink
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Rosalee Gardner and Ray Fink
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Randy Gentillon - Ray Fink
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Alex Stille - Ray Fink
2/1 Game Forcing, 3/1 Invitational
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Comedy of errors: how do you straighten it out?
I would absolutely expect the director, if summoned immediately, to ask each NS player away from the table. But I am concerned North calling right away might raise a UI issue about spades. I'm definitely calling the director on this one, but would wait until play of the hand ...
Comedy of errors: how do you straighten it out?
Seems to me if North calls the director when dummy is faced, the director call itself could reveal UI to South that would be prejudicial to the play of the hand. Particularly so after having asked about 3. West should have called, of course, but I think North's ...
Scramble or Good/Bad or other?
Or Rubinsohl (transfer to clubs, not limited), if you play that instead of Lebensohl after doubled weak twos.
Odd Movement
yes please!
Paper or plastic?
Speaking of paper or plastic... does anyone have recommendations/feedback for *jumbo* index cards in all-plastic? We have so many players in our club with age-related vision issues that we are mostly using jumbo decks. I only have them in paper right now, and miss the ease of use and ...
Paper or plastic?
Using a Dealer4 here, and really like the ACBL plastic. They feed through the machine beautifully. I personally like the thin supple feel, somewhat similar to KEMs, but that is a matter of taste. I have one very old set of plastic trays that will not hold the ACBL plastic ...
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
You can take wine home??
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
+1 on the service elevators. When using them from the upper floors, go to level 1 (lobby) rather than B2 unless you want to experience some very obscure areas of the Marriott basement.
Different Defenses Against No Trump in Direct vs. Balancing Seats?
Two partnerships with split defenses. Both use HELLO in direct position, double is penalty. For balance position, the HELLO transfers aren't as useful. One partnership just plays DONT, the other plays Goodbye.
Comparable call?
Interesting point about the 2NT relay. I resisted the idea, but I've come around. 2N could be (clubs to play) OR (Stayman with a stopper) OR (invitational or ) OR (3NT with a stopper). With that set of options the 2N bid by itself -- not the sequence -- is ...

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