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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
36 minutes 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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Saving at MP?
Other: Having made my bed on the previous round. . .
Have I missed something, or is this street-legal under the Open/Open + chart?
Jimmy Cayne Multi. Maybe his lawyers got him a loophole. I think there is a typo in the ACBL charts. Under-disallowed: *** In segments of fewer than 6 boards, an Artificial 1-level opening bid showing length only in a known suit other than the one opened, unless that bid is also ...
Tanking to get a read
Recorder form? In Alcatraz they had better solutions.
Bridge is getting harder to play
According to the Center's Director: “We need to have a system for communication”. Apparently, a meeting is too technically challenging for the brain trusts in charge. This is a 5-table bridge game and the center's director treats it like she is negotiating with a labor union. Looks like ...
Need help with this auction playing basic Transfer Precision
The problem is that you have reached 3NT and responder told opener about 8 of his 13 cards and 8 of his 17 points. It is hard to have useful continuations because of the inefficient use of space in the auction thus far. BTW, what does North bid over 3 ...
Help Newer Players Reach Slam
I would expect more than a 3-count for a natural 2NT call and I would bid 3NT with the actual hand.
David Yates's bidding problem: 94 J95 AKQ743 JT
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Tanking to get a read
I have no problem with declarer taking 5, 10 or 15 minutes to make a play. I do object to being charged for half of it.
Tanking to get a read
Just one?
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
What is good about the example is there is some inherent risk in drawing a conclusion. That being said, against the usual suspects I am fairly certain that if either Barry or I could get the read as right at a poker table as often as we can at the ...

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