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David Yates
David Yates
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Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
9 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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Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
I do not understand 3bi2. Can some explain or give a practical example?
4 Convention Cards on the table possible motion
Legislators seem to have an endless ability to take any minor issue and make it worse. What is my incentive - other than a dislike for the starting pair - for acting as policeman? There is no upside for me to check, nor a penalty provision for not playing cop. Mayberry sees ...
OTOH, Cokin's partner in crime, Sion, was also readmitted and then expelled once again for continuing in his ways.
Congratulations to Monaco! Now named official 'winners' of the 2014 European Championships
Our ACBL keeps looking better and better.
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
It is not that common, but one also needs to consider that: 1M-1NT; 2y-3m cannot be both invitational and a sign-off. Therefore, a 2/1 GF structure needs to figure out what to with hands that used to go: 1M-2m; 2M-3m
Opening 10 HCP 6m331 hands playing Matchpoints
1 or 3 (maybe) pass shows some other hand.
Redouble vs Suit Bid
For extracting penalties and a good result, IME, XX has probably the lowest frequency success of any "gadget" in bridge history. It is useful in claiming ownership of the hand and identifying to partner those rare cases when one is bidding with values and not because it is one's ...
Assign blame for NS scoring only -80
I do not like the XX either, so if you are looking for proof that Peg is nuts, this must be is QED. But then neither of us are nutty enough to pass the South hand...
steaming tendencies
I have played plenty of rubber bridge, but not for stakes. If there was money involved - which was rare - it was trivial and meant only as a way of keeping score. My observation is the general tendency of players is that "last hand" or "last rubber" is often akin to ...
If Looney Tunes Had a Team
Snoopy & Woodstock KO'd them in the last round

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