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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Twice a national champion, I plan to play more often, having recently retired from a 33-yr career as an MD specializing in Emergency Care and Orthopedics.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Senior Swiss with a first-time partner and first-time teammates.
Bridge Accomplishments
1st in the Senior Swiss in DC, 2nd in the Mixed Pairs in Louisville, 1st in the 0-5K Pairs
Favorite Conventions
(1) Drury, (2) splinters, (3) expanded use of transfers.
BBO Username
dbl me
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Are you "allowed to know"?
Keith: Actually, one is *not* permitted to assume a failure to alert. Any assumptions/inferences regarding partner’s hand may derive only from the auction calls per se. (BTW, any inference suggesting a spade void is nothing compared to that of a diamond void.)
Are you "allowed to know"?
The content and tenor of OP’s remarks leave little doubt that any such context would have been mentioned.
Are you "allowed to know"?
Frances: Your thorough treatment of the subject is appreciated. Sections of it nonetheless prompt me to inquire whether you may have overlooked the footnote stating that it was a first-time partnership.
Are you "allowed to know"?
You are to imagine yourself denied any information other than the auction calls per se, as if screens are always in use.
Are you "allowed to know"?
Mike: (Not if there is a legit. LA.)
Are you "allowed to know"?
Easy now, folks. I was talking strictly about properly handling such a situation *as it occurs*. I neither said nor implied anything regarding “partnership philosophy”, “discipline”, etc.
Are you "allowed to know"?
Kit, in this case that assumption would have proven false, as it did in a similar scenario in a world championship (see Barry’s account far downstream). Accordingly, ought we not consider the live possibility thereof, both when playing and when deliberating/consulting regarding LA’s?
Are you "allowed to know"?
The fate of one’s partnership bears little on how to handle ethically & legally the actual occurrence of this type of situation. The cold, hard fact is that well-meaning players can & do voluntarily risk partner’s disapproval/distrust/rejection by passing a transfer, a reverse, even a SJS (the latter ...
Are you "allowed to know"?
Any discussion of failure to alert/announce can be simplified by the ironclad principle that, if the call in question is in fact alertable/announceable, the caller must proceed as though it had been duly alerted/announced. Accordingly, S arguably ought to behave as though N has exceptional club length ...
Are you "allowed to know"?
I can speak only for the ACBL, which requires no alert when the club length exceeds the heart length, provided the latter is 5+.

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