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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 26
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.

Country
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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Does 2!d response to 1M ideally promise 5 !ds?
Ideally, 1-2 shows five or more. . .hearts.
ACBL director fees increase
I like to chide a director friend of mine that I like him because he failed career day worse than I did. Not included in the actual BIG money figures our directors get is all those fringe benefits - like dealing with bridge players.
Blind pass or bid!
Also UI if no 7B2. 16B1 states: Any extraneous information from partner that might suggest a call or play is unauthorized.
Not enough aces
Alan, the nice thing about this poll is that there are no wrong answers as everything works out better than your result :) (Maybe next time East has the diamonds.) The deal highlights the issue of the wide rebid range in SA. 4 is about right on values, wrong on ...
Nasty preempt
Form of scoring matters since you do not want to miss spades at MP. It is not so easy to get to 7 especially since partner might have opened 1 on the same hand with just one of the black queens. Depending on partner I would probably bid 4 ...
How light are preempts these days? CLUB GAME PABC MATCHPOINT SCORING
And lots of extras for Alan Stauber
Responding 2!c with exactly 4!s +4!c GF?
100% for 2. Bidding methods typically involve trade-off. There is virtually no downside here. I respond 2 GF even with =4333 in a "natural context", though I prefer 2 to be artificial GF. A big benefit is when the auction starts 1-1, a subsequent GF ...
Are you for or against a play-off match for third place?
Steve hates being runner-up in the final, too.
Nice hand for planning play - intermediate level
This reminds of a hand I was dummy with my student playing in 4. It was teams and a superb player was kibitzing. She made the hand. KJ10 vs xxx in diamonds and the same heart position as this post. She picked up the heart suit to make, then ...
Nice hand for planning play - intermediate level
Intermediate is in the eye of the beholder. The nice analysis by Frances (below) will challenge players who consider themselves advanced.
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