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John Torrey
John Torrey
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Member Since
March 28, 2011
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Member Type
Bridge Director
about me
Semi-retired as ACBL director after 16 years. Still thinking and writing about the game; no "full time" partnerships
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Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Three and a half articles by me were published in the Bridge World (1990s). My Bridge Cartoon is st
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Triangle BC, Durham NC
Favorite Conventions
Astro
BBO Username
jtxyzzy
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
The surcharge is intended to encourage lapsed members to reinstate their memberships. It would make sense to waive the surcharge for players who have never been ACBL members - and I think I have seen that done in the past.
for movement wonks only
I've been in this initial situation: 6 tables, maybe one pair on the way. My current preferred "solution" is to start a 6-table relay/byestand Mitchell, with the relay between 3 and 4. It the pair arrives you can morph to a bump movement in which the bumping pair ...
Spingold Trump Coup
In my partnerships, we play low from all singletons.
Club Ruling
I hope that this thread is addressing Ray Yuenger's incident and not the OP. In the OP case, I was uncomfortable making the otherwise (to me) clear adjustment to EW +130, for the reasons I stated. I think a Bridgewinners poll like this one is an excellent way for ...
Club Ruling
The weight-of-cards argument for double from East's perspective is that West has 10 or 11 HCP, so NS have 16 or 17. This affects the prospect of setting 4, and also the probability that 4 will be bid at other tables. I would assess this as very ...
Club Ruling
The BIT was acknowledged, though South said it had no bearing on his action.
John Torrey's bidding problem: J9852 J AJ7 Q964
Ruling situation: South's pass was slow, and North bid 2. I said I'd let this poll decide whether pass should be mandated at this turn. At 20-3 (current count) I think not. (South now bid 3NT, which was cold...)
John Torrey's bidding problem: 632 K96 AQ9 AT62
The quiz Correct Answer was 2 . I did not expect 20-0 for 1 NT.
Is Not Making an Idiot Play Hard?
It would be worth a lot more, but is not reachable in a declare-only event, where the contract is a given.
Is Not Making an Idiot Play Hard?
Nobody scored better than 640. If half the field (including you) scored 640, you would have 75% - so a bit more than half avoided idiocy. Probably about par.
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