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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Member Since
Jan. 8, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

I recently completed six years on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Bridge Unit. I am on the ACBL Board of Governors and the Competitions and Conventions Committee. I also help manage and direct a once-a-week bridge club on Mercer Island. And occasionally I find time to play bridge too. Smile

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2!c With an Unbalanced Hand
I think it’s not just about whether we will miss game if partner passes but also how likely the hand is to pass out. For example with no spades and long hearts I tend toward 1 when it’s close.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: A J72 AQJ83 A843
Craig, to be clear I would expect pass to be for penalties even by a passed hand, I was just saying that it's possible it's not the best use for it. Your example brings up the frequently argued about who commits first question. I'm entitled to know ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: A J72 AQJ83 A843
If partner wasn't a passed hand this is an auto pass. I don't think the passed hand status matters, but maybe there's an argument to have it be non-committal instead.
David Yates's bidding problem: K6532 A82 85 K64
Shouldn't this be a lead problem?
ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
That was actually how the ACBL wanted units and districts to make the signage a few years back. It didn't take.
ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
A one month membership costs $8. If you played two days at the regional this is actually cheaper than under the old rules of adding a surcharge to non-member entries.
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: 76532 AJ7 J AJ84
At matchpoints I'm not convinced this hand is worth inviting with.
[ACBL] Open Chart Allows These Bids?
Michael - when we were making the new charts we actually discussed your second point, and in particular the notion of making certain bids legal only if they were forcing. It was difficult to come up with good rules for what happened when someone passed the "forcing" bid.
Inviting to 3NT w/o a Four-Card Major by Using Stayman: A Current Problem and a Proposed Solution
The disadvantage to inverting the 2 and 2NT bids is that when opener has a spade fit, but wants to decline the invitation then you have to play 3 instead of 2. In the long run I think you would rather play from the weaker hand a ...
What's your plan for bidding this hand?
I would rather open 1N than rebid 1N if those were my only choices.

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