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Joe Hertz
Joe Hertz
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 24, 2012
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me


    • Designated TechnoGeek of ACBL Unit 218 (Northern Virginia). Where I come from, gcc is a compiler, not a convention chart.


    • I want to play against everyone. I prefer Stratified to StrataFlighted events. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels that way.
    • My least favorite event is whatever the Swiss is happening on the last day of a Sectional or Regional.


    • I'm 13-0 in team matches vs people who were booked when I asked about their if I ask you, please say yes.



    • I once had an opp compliment me on how nice I was about calling the director on them.


    • That being said, both of the people I've filed player memos on are dead now.




United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A long shaggy dog story when I was a NLM, involving a whiny opponent when Jeff Roman jumped into the argument and showed me how the clowns would eat me unless I played A/X exclusively. Six months later, I wound up winning the D6 GNT-C, and immediately thanked him for slapping some sense into me.
Bridge Accomplishments
2010 GNT-C QF
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Joe And Mike O
Walsh Style 2/1 GameForce
Copy to my cards View/Print
I'm frankly appalled that the ACBL doesn't go to gaming conventions and run duplicate bridge events. The market we're not reaching is *totally* into board and card games. Heck, even offering to pay some of ACBL member's GenCon membership if they'd just wear some t-shirts ...
bridge experts with gambling addiction?
Omar Sharif. Said he was fine walking through a casino. He could even watch people gamble without a problem. He felt no compulsion to gamble himself. When a spot at a table opened up, and he was asked if he wanted to play himself, even that wasn't a problem ...
How would you rule?
Thank you David for saying it better than I could. Along the same line of thought, there have been NABC appeals which turned on the presumption that declarer is entitled to think that a defender is out of a particular suit when he revokes (or that there must be no ...
How would you rule?
Should South have received a correct explanation? Yes. Should South have figured it out that she did not? Probably. Was the lack of correct explanation connected to the damage? Yes! So what if she should have figured it out? By the time she "should" have figured it out it's ...
How would you rule?
Ah. I thought you were replying to my comment above. I was saying give West KJTXXX and the QX while east has the AQ. Yes the lead won't be the same. But it would have been a plausible distribution. I agree E/W have to be giving 4 ...
How would you rule?
So swap the red queens and change west's distribution of spots slightly so he still has 6 hearts. Yeah, he'll return a heart then (and the King won't be lead), but now we're asking what constitutes a serious bridge error for south not to be able ...
How far to go for full disclosure
But when you do that only when you're going to treat it as a mis-bid, now you've documented what it looks like when you think partner has misbid. Your partner now has UI about that as well. So in this case (as well as the one I had ...
Mistaken bid
The wrong party had to appeal. Avg/Avg?!?! What law did he base *that* one on? Solomon's? I'd rethink playing at this club.
Mistaken bid
Yeah, he should verify the claim that the bid was weak. I'm going to assume he did via the time-tested, "Looked at the Convention Card" method.
Hesitation Problem
That's true too. You won't get clearly self-serving statements as nobody knows what would help. Years ago in an NLM game I had my LHO bid 4 and my partner ask what it meant. Got told Control/Feature. After a long tank and a 4 bid ...

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