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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Now in Mid 50s, have been member of one bridge club for 40 years - and pretty well play in the one club. Married with one youth and work in insurance.

I like to think that I am a highly ethical, polite and considerate to partner and opponents.

 

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Overcalling a multi 2D on a six card spade suit - only to find that that was the suit intended.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning a pack of 6 mixer drinks in an EBU magazine competition
Regular Bridge Partners
Professor WJ Zakrzewski
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Durham
Favorite Tournaments
Don't play in any.
Favorite Conventions
My own!
BBO Username
weejonnie
ACBL Ranking
None
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Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
Michal - I agree that there is a continuum between 'obvious' and 'totally obscure'. The problem, as you say, is: where do you draw the line? Personally I would alert calls where there are negative inferences for me that an opponent won't have. i.e. partner has not done something ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
A new law came into effect this year (part 2) 79C. Error in Score 1. An error in recording or computing the agreed‐upon score, whether made by a player or an official, may be corrected until the expiration of the period(s) specified by the Tournament Organizer. Unless the ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
Because, to a newbie, pass may not be a logical alternative. (b) A logical alternative is an action that a significant proportion [b]of the class of players in question[/b], using the methods of the partnership, would seriously consider, and some might select. (I am not saying that 'pass ...
Are partnership agreements & "inferences " thereto, alert able in ACBLand?
When my partner raises my suit in a support double auction I always alert since my opponents are "entitled to know about calls actually made, about relevant alternative calls available that were not made, and about inferences from the choice of action where these are matters of partnership understanding." However ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
Not necessarily - if she were 1=6=0=6 for instance then I would probably allow it. Remember that an LA is dependent on the class of player (and using the methods of the partnership). Obviously a poll of novice players is required - and just because you would never pull ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
Sorry - when I said the 3 is a reasonable bid, I meant purely that it shows heart support as well as spade support - and is progressive - and hence a LA (not that that matters post rule changes) - I did not believe that such a call would be allowed in ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
The Question is "What should I bid with a player of limited experience and bidding sophistication who has knowingly misbid - and I know they have hearts and clubs, which knowledge is not permitted?" And it is not enough to ignore the UI - you must "Carefully avoid taking [b]any[/b ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
The essense of the problem is: 1) Was there unauthorised information - Yes (table manner) 2) 16B1 (a) A player may not choose a call or play that is demonstrably suggested over another by unauthorized information if the other call or play is a logical alternative. 2) What does the UI ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
Maybe it comes under the "misexplanation presumed over misbid unless evidence to the contrary" law.
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
John - it is now illegal to ask a question purely to try and get an incorrect andswer. 20G2.
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