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Ted Ying
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Member Since
Oct. 18, 2013
Last Seen
Dec. 6
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

ACBL tournament director.  I have directed and taught novice and intermediate games off and on for 30 years.  I have been directing large games for over 29 years and have been directing at the Washington Bridge League weekly unit game (average 50+ tables per session) for 27 years.  I play about 2-3 times a month.  I'm a dangerous X player, but unfortunately playing infrequently and with widely varied partners, have mixed results.  But I do mentor a number of Flight B and Flight C players in our area.  On the plus side, Power Ratings show me as one of the most underrated players by masterpoints!

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Washington Bridge League
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Alerts when gray: a specific siutational poll
I would do something similar. I would alert, and say it was undiscussed, but that we play Jacoby transfers so unlikely to be natural. I prefer "unlikely to be natural" to "clearly not a one suiter with s" because I really don't know. Our agreements suggest otherwise, but don ...
Is it a demand or a suggestion?
Tomasz, the standard in the US is that when the opponents bid and raise a suit, that 5 of your major is an ask for a control in their suit. Other bids typically suggest that you don't care about the opponents suit. So 5 in this situation says ...
Beth Palmer (1952-2019)
A world class player and champion, but also a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed, especially here at home. Condolences to Bill and Julie.
Ron Zucker's bidding problem: xx xx JTxx KTxxx
2NT seems right here. Pick a minor. Partner should understand that I have more than , so 4/5 seems the right distribution for this bid.
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
My personal style is that I tend to bid spades when I have 5/4 and I tend to double with I have 4/5. The only time I may make an exception is when I have 5 bad spades that I don't want a ...
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
They are a pair relatively new to paying up in the A/X field. They are getting better every week they play up.
Ted Ying's bidding problem: K876 J93 KQ8 KQJ
Thank you everyone for your help. I have made a ruling in the case brought to me. I chose to allow the pass of 3NT and let the table result stand. For those interested, the North hand was: : 43 : AQ7 : AJ4 : A10874
Ted Ying's bidding problem: K876 J93 KQ8 KQJ
North forgot their agreement and was bidding Puppet Stayman. Hence the alert.
Ted Ying's bidding problem: K876 J93 KQ8 KQJ
No. The opponent only questioned whether South was allowed to pass 3NT after having received UI from the alert of 3 that the 3 bid was not their agreement convention. It certainly makes passing 3NT much more likely to be the winning action and hence I lean towards ...
Ted Ying's bidding problem: K876 J93 KQ8 KQJ
This is a ruling in progress for a home game. The hand was played some time ago, but due to logistics issues, the hand did not make it to a director for the last few weeks. It was just given to me 2 days ago. I am trying to determine ...

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