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Ray Yuenger
Ray Yuenger
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2012
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Bridge Player
about me

Hobbies: duplicate bridge; sticking needles in over- and under-inflated thought balloons

Conduct and Ethics Chair, District 21, since 2008

Former club director

Unit columnist since 1999 in Contract Bridge Forum and now the Diamond in the Ruff newsletter

Unit President 2008-2019,  board member since 1999

District Vice-President

Executive Editor, Diamond in the Ruff

Retired appellate attorney

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
San Jose Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Sacramento regional
Favorite Conventions
Weak no trump
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Do Sandwich No Trump bids need to be alerted
They quoted the one-page chart, not the 19-page pamphlet.
Checkback off by passed hand?
Would it be too much effort to give polling options like "1. Yes. "2. No."? However, since you asked three questions: 1. "Checkback off by passed hand?" No, though the GF forcing 2 rebid is now highly invitational. 2 still forces a 2 bid in addition to ...
Do Sandwich No Trump bids need to be alerted
Odd that no one has quoted the ACBL's [url=http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/play/AlertProcedures.pdf]Alert Procedures[/url] yet. From page 14: "Systemically unbalanced or conventional 1NT . . . overcalls by an unpassed hand, when permitted, . . . require an Alert. "Example: 1-P-1-1NT If this shows the other two ...
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
"Any reason?" How about describing the strength of your hand and the length of your suits naturally?
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
Referring to Dan's link, not my links.
Is it a demand or a suggestion?
5 is not a checkback to see if you actually hold the hand you've been bidding. It just asks if you have two losers, so I'd bid 6.
Are Reverses “Off” in a 2/1 auction?
Christopher, Larry Cohen put out an entire series of polls on this site to develop a Bridge Winners Standard 2/1. [url=https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bw-21-openers-reverse-2-ahz1ys257c/]One[/url] of those polls asked whether this exact auction showed extras or not. You might want to familiarize yourself with that ...
Pre-accepting a minor suit transfer
My superaccepts depend not only on the type of fit, but whether the rest of my hand is minimum or maximum. This doesn't seem to be a requirement of your poll, so I have to abstain.
Is this too big a position?
Why isn't this a bidding poll? As I keep saying, people can comment on bidding polls.
Teaching Lessons During Bridge Games
There was also talk of a room divider. It wasn't implemented at our old club and isn't under consideration in our current club.
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