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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Tried to follow "Mom's First Rule of Bridge" since I started learning this game.  ("No one cares if you are good or bad, don't be slow")

I walk the dogs a lot - just not in the bidding.  Do not get to the NABCs or Trials enough because life interferes with bridge.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Any big team KO. Trials, Vandy, Spingold. ("And summer's lease hath all too short a date")
Favorite Conventions
Ones partner actually understands
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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ATB after pre-empt
Hamman was right (again).
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M - Part II
If the East hand isn't a XX, what is redouble? "I forgot to raise to three?" and "We are not making 2" are not good alternate meanings. After XX, it will be pretty random playing for penalties. West has no reason to bid 3 or to play ...
Do you have methods that help here?
Uncertainty is certainly more certain than certainty. Therefore, 3 is the normal waiting, punt bid. It generally works out best if the cheapest suit is a punt and we do not require any artificiality to achieve that here. As far as methods are concerned, I prefer 4 be ...
common game deal best line for 6NT
There is no diamond-spade squeeze if clubs are not 3-3. If declarer fails to set up an 11th trick in clubs, he will have only ten winners to cash. So nobody will be squeezed. Either defender can hold four spades two diamonds in the six card ending. (Assuming you cashed ...
Transfers after intervention
I guess that means the devil made me do it.
Three-card major suit openings by Jais and Trezel
People remember anomalies. I would be surprised if there were more than a couple 3-card M openings by the French pair in that event. I cannot speak to French canape, but in Roman the “hard” hands will be one-suited in clubs or a “medium” one-suited in a major. Opener might ...
Boxed Card ???
Both these definitions are given for "boxing the compass". The definition David Burn references is very likely the source for "boxed card".
David Yates's lead problem: Q53 KJ7 KT32 987
I use to remember :)
Whose to blame?
If 2 would have not been a hand like this then 2 would mean they are playing inferior methods.
You hold: !S87 !HAQ !DJ873 !CJ8432
1) Not much of a chance getting really tapped with Jxxx- 2) If I passed, bid 2 over the reopening double, but had values to hit 2, I cannot have 3. 3) "Legit-vul-vs-not2"?! It must have been awhile since you played at the club, Richard :)

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