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Good luck - way to go! :) I maybe would add stylus to this…
:)Yu
May 10
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Jeff - my rule of thumb is that once some said they would like to call a director, it really does not matter what I think about the situation or if we are late. Calling the director is a completely legitimate response to any kind of concern, and I would like my opponents to feel comfortable to do so - and do not appreciate ones that prefer not to.

:)Yu
May 9
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Because he is not experienced enough, or perceives hie opponent as much more experienced and feels somewhat out of line for wanting to call one?
:)Yu
May 7
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Once a player states they would like to call a director i think doing anything other than calling one is a poor judgement. From his point of view you tried to fish for info you know you are not entitled to.
:)Yu
May 7
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If you want to have a bid poll there is a format for that…
I dont kniw ACOL, but i use 2D as a general force after 1C_P-1X-P-2C-P-. It does not even has to show diamonds.
Why would it be non forcing for weak NT players?
:)Yu
May 7
Yehudit Hasin edited this comment May 7
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Gee, Randy - you keep saying that ACBL is not currently oriented to recruit anyone who is not retired….I agree - and 50 year olds are not generally retired. I just don't think the purpose of bridge players should be to serve ACBL, I think it is the other way around.

:)Yu
May 6
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I would invite only if we need to generate IMPs.
:)Yu
May 5
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I think the focus on NUMBER of members is completely off target and VERY short sighted. If what you want is long term sustainability, I would think that one should measure expected years of play, not number of members. So recruiting five 75 year olds is way worse than recruiting one 30 year old. May be factor in the average “disseminating potential” - how many friends a 30 year old would bring eventually into the game - and their “player years” and it is quite clear that the focus on simply growing numbers is lame.

In light of this, “…To me, if the ACBL tells a long-time member exactly how much worse that player is than the player at the next table (let alone a true comparison with Meckstroth) then that player may quit the ACBL. …” - I strongly disagree. Apart from everything said upthread about this being wrong de facto, this makes people you want to attract turn away - because sorry, but I do not care about being ranked at the same level as the 50 years playing LOL that can barely hold the cards.

I want to know how far I am from Meckstroth, if only to say - hey I was able to cut that distance by 10% in 2 years….or maybe set it as a goal. I would also want to know exactly how good the teacher I am considering to hire is - and here potentially is the problem. The people who do not want to know, or others to know, their exact ranking are not the LOLs or average client, it is not in the interest of most pros.

Current ACBL ranking system gives me no feeling of progress or satisfaction, so I ignore it, but it is a major pain not to have one. I can't tell someone how good or bad I am when looking for a partner, I can't explain to non playing bridge friends where am I on the scale and I can't measure my progress.

:)Yu
May 5
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I don't know about social studies, but in biology/bioinfo you generally apply to a program, get accepted, find a supervisor then write a proposal with preliminary results (usually due about a year into the graduate studies). Thus your project is inevitably part of the supervisor's agenda. Most supervisors and students would discuss what project the student would want to work on when the student is applying to the specific lab, but students can and often change projects after they start for various reasons.
:)Yu
May 5
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Jeff - they care about masterpoints, but not how the organisation giving them is called.
:)Yu
May 3
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I just wish there was someone with balls, vision and deep enough pockets to build a real alternative to ACBL (and to WBF on that note)….
:)Yu
May 2
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My guess he wanted a smaller BOD.
:)Yu
May 1
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You want to say that partner raised 2NT to 3NT on this magnificent hand?
:)Yu
April 9
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I bid 2 the previous round.
:)Yu
April 9
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I acted on the first round.
:)Yu
April 9
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I dont q shortness in partner's primary suit. That applies to void answers as well.
:)Yu
April 9
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It's a matter of agreements. Mine that lead direction bellow 3NT requires length and suggests sac. Do i could doubke 4 but not 3…..
:) Yu
April 9
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“What makes you so sure partner won't bid 5♦ on his ♦ void?”
Partner has exactly 3 spades, a diamond void, at most 4 hearts (otherwise 2) and 6+ clubs and is not excited enough about A to bid more than game? Sorry, I don't think partner having diamond void is even 10:1 to having diamond king.
But let's say he does - you bid 5 over 5 and show that you are looking for heart control.

“Also, since the OP specified 4♥ was Last Train, 5♠ as looking for a ♥ control is pretty standard.”
Don't know about standard, but not the way I would interpret it - especially since there is pretty clear way to ask for heart control. Standard is not very uniform, and this particular one does not necessarily sound like the obvious to me.

:)Yu
March 23
Yehudit Hasin edited this comment March 23
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“I know you are joking, but of course that's the issue. None of David Gold's peers would even consider passing. ” Arend thank you for the compliment, but I am as close to being David Gold's peer as I am to getting a Nobel prize.

“Yet when I see ”weak opponents“ at the club bid 3♦ in this auction, I'd give you 3:1 odds that they have a strong NT with 5 diamonds, rather than a 13-count with a singleton in clubs.” - this just might be because the strong NT with reasonable 5 diamonds is a more frequent hand than 13 count with solid suit and club singleton.

“Thus, they wouldn't be permitted to bid 3♦ after the hesitation if we followed the bridge laws.” - they would be permitted to make any bid, and their opponents can call a director. The crux is that we do not play what would happen in an alternative universe game - we don't know. Next time their partner will pass in tempo.

“There does seem something unfair about making a bid that my opponents wouldn't be allowed to make (if we were to enforce the laws against them, which I personally wouldn't).” - there is nothing unfair about it. In my last game in LA (teams) we played a pair of LOLs. I open 1, LHO doubles partner bids 2 which ends the auction. spades broke 4-1, with the singleton being with RHO…… next hand I open 1, LHO X, we end up in 3 and again LHO is the one with heart length - at least this time I was not surprised. So after the second hand I politely ask what is their agreement about the X they tell me “oh it just shows an opening hand!”. There seems to be something unfair that the weak players are allowed to pull stuff you would never see at a good table…. (true, it usually benefits their opponents, but still).

Against weak opponents I would reserve the rights, then look at the hand and if believe it was reasonable call I let it go. If I think it is not, I call the director back.
:)Yu
March 22
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I play that q-bids bellow game are 1st or 2nd round. Q-bids above game are specifically 1st. 5 would sound like my club q was K or singleton; partner is not going to qbid 5 because he does not have the A. 5 sounds like you are looking for trump honors.
:)Yu
March 22
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