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Ray Yuenger
Ray Yuenger
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2012
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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 since 2008,  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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Alerting ... how much information is too much information?
A short opening is announceable. An artifical opening is alertable. A system more rare than a strong opening may be prealertable, though the ACBL assumes you are prepared for strong openings.
Time for Bold New Leadership
Randy, don't you mean if you have 101 players you'd pay for 26 tables instead of 25?
Blue Over Red Boards
Alex, I've learned a lot about directing in the 15 years since I was a club director, but that problem was obvious to me when I first ordered myself a set of boards. The model I purchased came with red adhesive vulnerability inserts (for a separate [url=https://www ...
Blue Over Red Boards
That's the source of the problem and I agree it's an unnecessary problem. It's so easy to choose not to purchase a red board set in the first place.
Alerting ... how much information is too much information?
Then it may be alertable as played in Chris's club, but not yours.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
MC, are you at liberty to say whether the CoC predating the event incorporated by reference a specific VP scale?
Can Dummy Point Out a Card Turned Incorrectly?
The more I look at these Laws (42, 43, and 65), I don't understand the confusion. The dummy seems to have always been regarded as a "player" within the meaning of the Bridge Laws, at least for purposes of trick orientation, and we needn't consult the OED to ...
Alerting ... how much information is too much information?
That's correct. If the opening not only promises no particular length, but promises by negative implication a limit on length, it must be alerted, not merely announced.
Time for Bold New Leadership
Adam, not sure where you're getting your information. The official Zero Tolerance [url=https://www.acbl.org/conduct-and-ethics/zero-tolerance-policy/]policy[/url] both provides for immediate disciplinary penalties and notification of the Recorder and/or DIC. And I quote for ease of reference. "2. The director, when called, shall make ...
Psyches - and fielding them
That's the usual rationale of the secret society of psychers. "I bid 3NT with Jx 9xx xxxx Kxxx after partner opened 3 because I sincerely hope to play in 3NT doubled, not because I'm trying to create a false impression of my hand strength or muddy the ...
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