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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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 - Who applies The Law
Someone, hopefully.
Is this AI or UI?
I get to pen a dear John letter :) Dear John (A. & L. et al) Statutes are sometimes subject to different readings. There are established maxims for determining which interpretation is proper. Your interpretation of 50E3 violates the principle of surpluses and redundancies. Statutes are not to be interpreted in such ...
Is this AI or UI?
Yes, 58 was a typo.
meaning of a bid
It means partner has a deep-seated animosity towards you. Basic rule of bidding (translated by moi, from the original Goren): If your partner does not know what the bid means, you made the wrong bid. Bidding is about reaching a reasonable contract. It is not about showing how smart you ...
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: T62 AJ52 A AJT92
Well. . . I might have cue bid with that hand and I will bid 4 now if partner passes 3. I think bidding the same values twice punishes partner for helping compete with nominal values, a stiff and Hxx. You could have had a real hand for 2 ...
Is this AI or UI?
I am not sure this is entirely correct. L58E1 states that the info is authorized to all players while the card is on the table. However, L58E3 states: "Once a penalty card has been played, information derived from the circumstances under which it was created is unauthorized for the partner ...
Playing up in KO's - what am I missing?
"Give me 16 teams in the top bracket" As long as you are fantasizing, how about we schedule Alfredo Versace for your finals opponent? (Sometimes dreams do come true:) I agree 100% in principle with what you wrote. A full KO is the best and most enjoyable event in bridge ...
Do bridge paradoxes exist?
Par.a.dox (noun) A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. I have heard lots of opponent's bidding explanations that - while not well founded - did turn out to be the true, absurd agreements. So yes ...
Common Game (afternoon) January 12
It might occur to me to open the East hand, it would never occur to me to double - especially since partner could not open in 3rd and the colors are wrong. Notice the diamond bidders were raised, led the ace and got an ave result. The passers/doublers were 1 ...
What are the ruling principles here?
I think this belongs in Andy's "Auction Whacking" thread. It is customary in the US for the TD to obtain the obligatory declaration from North that: "I was always bidding 7". South usually denies taking additional time even if the kibs died of boredom while waiting for a ...

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