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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
3 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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What do you use 3-level overcalls of 1NT for?
Better Bidding of Potential Slam Hand
Slam is close to or leave it in hearts, it is a really bad slam in clubs. 6NT is better on paper than in practice, as per R.F., since W is very likely to track a spade against 6. The defense is much more likely to worry about ...
Apportion the Blame
I bet Avon was a bit tongue-in-cheek with "courageous", I like his description.
Now I Can Die in Peace*
New poll for his peaceful end: A) David's body should be laid out on the bed. B) David's body should appropriately be viewed on the couch.
Trump high or low at trick 3?
IMO, the odds for Qx(x) vs xx (I am guessing 5:2 adjusting for VS) are just too great to bother wondering why South thought he could beat 5 with partner just an overcall.
Trump high or low at trick 3?
It is amazing how much UI we have away from the table.
Does this cuebid create a game force?
Expert standard is easy: half play one way, the other half another.
ATB, or is bridge just too tough?
Were there any IMPs available for -500 (4-X) as opposed to -800?
Non Timeo Danaos et Dona Ferentes Compulsus
I never looked at Greek Gifts as anything but admiration. The Greeks admired brawn - and were willing to work and develop it - but they valued smarts. You might be the only man in your kingdom strong enough to string a specific bow, but you needed brains to get past the ...
I believe springing an undiscussed bid on partner in the middle of a high-level competitive auction is all too standard.

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