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David Yates
David Yates
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
5 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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How to calculate the odds
So when all is said - and calculated - what is the real life probability that LHO led a stiff trump?
Law 72C ("could have been aware....")
Now it makes less sense. Are we to suppose that declarer gave up the % play in spades(*) just in case RHO was paying attention and the reminder of playing from the wrong had was a "tell" and not just reflexive habit? (*) Unless declarer was always playing top honor and hooking ...
Law 72C ("could have been aware....")
Haven't finished my coffee, but it seems to me the offending side is N/S since the irregularity was declarer playing a card from the wrong hand. It is not an offense to exercise one's rights. So L72C does not apply.
11-14 H Weak No Trump
So Kaplan-Sheinwold had two ways to invite and Martel-Stansby had none.
Please comment on the Ruling
If instead of masterpoints, we awarded director points, how many TDs would be bereft? This should be a gimme. E-W have MI. By law(*) and by common sense - if there is any left in the world. (* this is really simple, if you do not have system notes to the contrary ...
5-Card Majors - The Scanian Way. Free Bridge Book for Junior Players courtesy of Mats Nilsland.
Remember when we were 16 and had fake IDs saying we were older?
5-Card Majors - The Scanian Way. Free Bridge Book for Junior Players courtesy of Mats Nilsland.
Yes, good stuff. And it seems like they turbo-charged it since.
2!C openers on BBO
Robots are better. They listen to criticism at least as well as humans. And robots never hand out any of their own.
Anonymous appeal opinion
Improving justice with secret courts. . . In keeping with ACBL policies, we could charge the AC members a "screen fee" to hide them from the players involved. Maybe that will help with our deficit. I suppose it is possible to completely sequester the AC and have all contact with the players ...
What do you expect from partner?
To have his bid. Although sometimes that might be expecting too much, it is probably not too much to expect here. BTW, no suggestions of 1345 in today's off-shape 1NT openings.

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