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Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson
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Member Since
June 22, 2011
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59 minutes ago
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about me

World International Master. Australia open team 1994, 1998, 2013, 2016

WBF Executive Council 2018-

Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Bill Jacobs
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Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
A further path ... I don't see that we have to simply accept that CAS may rule on any and all issues as it sees fit. We might for example renegotiate our agreement to allow cheating cases to be referred to CAS so that CAS is required to simply accept ...
Orlando Entertainment
There were lots of very interesting hands, but this one tickled my fancy because of the logical but dramatically big swings in thinking, play and outcomes Another favourite: Roy Welland caught me a beauty in the Rosenblum KO when he bid 6NT with Qx as Sabine showed a 5242 with ...
Orlando Entertainment
Pearler is excellent Aussie slang for ... excellent, as in highly pleasing, great The standard intensifier for pearler is absolute, like "the K switch was an absolute pearler" It's such a ripper that it's even made it into dictionary-land https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/pearler
Orlando Entertainment
Doh! Fixed now.
What does this 4NT bid mean?
Bidding 5 serious (so we're in a forcing auction if they bid 5) whereas actually bidding 5 isn't serious and we can gutlessly pass them out in 5 subsequently
Asian Games
Nice little earner for the gold medal winning Singapore open team: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/singapore-contract-bridge-gold-award-snoc-asian-games-10660112 S$320k is about US$235k The national bridge association gets 20%, the team splits the rest.
Define Your Bids Before I Tell You My Defense
There's an opportunity for inferential insults in there!
Question regarding missing information behind screens
@Ed. All of our information WAS available to the opponents. All of their information was NOT available to us. And this was a world championship - ACBL rules don't apply, even the sound ones. Full disclosure doesn't mean explaining every last nuance of every bid you make the moment ...
Question regarding missing information behind screens
It was indeed about a 2 response
Question regarding missing information behind screens
Extremely Full Disclosure can actually obscure the core meaning and serve only to confuse. Should one say "game forcing", or "most game forces", or spend a couple of minutes detailing the 3 types of game force and the 14 exceptions? Of course practicalities mean players often give a summary explanation ...
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