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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
19 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 is a "world class player"?
WC is sometimes an overbid filling out a BBO profile. As far as assessments are concerned, I agree completely with BBO's guidelines: "Of course, you may at times find that you disagree with another's assessment of his expertise. If this is the case, it is not appropriate to ...
Well, the best call was 2. Followed by 3 because 4 might have galvanized someone. I would not have passed as dealer. I would not have bid 3 (X seems right). I would have bid over 3. I would have bid 5 with the ...
Systems with no forcing opening bid or with all 1-level openings forcing
... and Al decided it wasn't one of his better ideas.
ATB - Just another missed slam
I was bidding 5 before partner opened and then showed a strong NT. It would be nice to be able to ask for aces :) Not knowing what that would be, I am bidding 3 then 5. If partner cannot now find a 6 bid with 4 ...
Alex Perlin Wins Second BBO Robot Championship
Repeat?! It is like this guy is a machine. Wait a sec. . .
Director Ruling
This post was a bit shorter than mine. Brevity isn't everything.
what is 2 over 1 over takeout double?
USA standard was always 1-level bids by responder over X were F1 and 2-level bids by responder were natural NF. I believe this is still BWS.
Oh, I get it now. If North held: xx Jxxxx AKx xxx and South held: AJ10xx xxx xxx xx, then East would have doubled 2 with his hand and West would have bid or doubled over 3 with his.
"Social media"
All dogs are mammals. But not vice versa. Once upon a time, bridge was a popular vehicle for meeting people annd/or socializing. That is why bridge was popular. Yet at its zenith, the ACBL had maybe a quarter million members. Today we have 165K. Down 1/3. In the ...
Lame Claims
Agree 100% For the record, my sponsor expects me to know what is happening with the hand way before trick 10 and fire a club after winning trick 9 because the alternative of the diamond cannot possibly be right in any universe. For the record, it really pisses me off ...

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