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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

I am giving up playing the game due to , in my opinion, the ACBL's colluding with known collusive cheaters to defraud ACBL members from titles and sponsorships. I am also disgusted with inept management (who schedules a national in Hawaii anyway? It's beautiful but out of many's affordabilty...B.O.D., this looks BAD when you grant yourselves a trip, room, and board there.)

 

I will continue to teach but will no longer support the ACBL until these issues have been addressed to my satisfaction.

 

 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the second competitive bridge game I ever played in after finishing dead last in the first one
Bridge Accomplishments
the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
None, now
Favorite Tournaments
Doesn't much matter anymore
Favorite Conventions
Ones that don't involve cheating
BBO Username
not much of an issue now
ACBL Ranking
None
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Zero tolerance at club games (club directors' comments are appreciated)
The insufficient explanation here is an excellent point. I think South and the director overreacted.
Louis Beauchet's bidding problem: KJ 95 AJ98 T8543
In a partnership where '2NT is never natural in competitive auctions', 2NT can be used as takeout/minors and Double be either values or penalty. As usual it's a matter of agreement; I prefer the 'values' definition.
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: 2 96432 K932 T87
I have an issue with 2; there's an issue of 'how many hearts does it show'. If I was 4=5, I'd bid the same way if wanting to take another call. Thus 2 IMO muddies the waters; if I was bidding again it would be ...
Bob Okker's bidding problem: JT8 QJ64 A6 QT86
3NT gives weight to partner's hypothetical Qx.
Stuart King's bidding problem: J96532 84 AQJT4 ---
Pass and I don't like anything else. In a freewheeling preemptive style, I might open 2 without liking it.
2 diamond bid weak
Since North/South cannot confirm what their agreement is, IMO they don't get to keep this result. 2 +2 both ways seems equitable, perhaps with a penalty to NS if this is not the first time they've had lack of CC issues.
Eric Leong's bidding problem: KJ54 T53 76 AQT4
I get that, and in some partnerships I wouldn't dare try 2NT. One of the reasons Drury is not on my top ten list is that, over the years, it has come to mean different things to different players. For example, I know in my area Drury would be ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: K A76432 T74 J98
I thought the reason people play Multi is to use it.
Eric Leong's bidding problem: KJ54 T53 76 AQT4
One could argue that the concentrated nature of the hand makes this worth some sort of upgrade; if the partnership is allowed to improvise, one might fake shortness in diamonds as a creative way to get the values out.
Eric Leong's bidding problem: KJ54 T53 76 AQT4
When I play Drury (which isn't often) jump raises are preemptive with shape. This hand isn't anywhere close to that.
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