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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm from the Washington, DC area.

In the past few years I've started going to most NABCs.  I've reached the stage where I'm disappointed not to qualify for the second day (I often get to the second day) and pleasantly surprised to make the overalls.

I'm the vice president of my unit and a frequent bridge volunteer.

I'm an attorney.  My other hobbies are dancing, hiking, and knitting.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I had a 60% session in platinum pairs once.
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to 1C, transfer lebensohl, xyz, flannery, reverse flannery, mini-splinters, kickback, Robinson (multi-landy), scrambling 2N
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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A New Ethics?
1 doesn't even seem like a mechanical error. It seems like declarer just didn't bother to look at rho's card before he played. 2 might have been a mechanical error (or it might have been a lapse in concentration).
A New Ethics?
I think that applies to calling a card from the board but not playing a card that is close enough to the table to be considered played.
A New Ethics?
I share Peg's concern about uneven application of ignoring the rules in favor of sportsmanship. It would never occur to me to ask someone to let me correct something I know the rules don't let me correct, but I've played against people who feel entitled to this ...
A New Ethics?
That's what I thought.
A New Ethics?
I know there's a mechanical error rule for bidding but is there one for card play as well?
What does balancing mean?
My preferred treatment is for a balancing jump overcall below game to show a hand that's exactly 1 trick short of my bid.
The problem is that those hands are a type of one-suiter so also calling them half-suiters is confusing. I don't think the alternative descriptions ("one of two known suits," "one of three known suits," or "an unspecified single suit") are so long that they need to be shortened.
What am I missing?
Slam auctions are a lot easier when you both know what trump is as early as possible.
Foursomes - Another modest proposal for the GNT's
When I play on a GNT team that has more than 4 players, it's because one of us has a scheduling conflict for part of the weekend.
Delayed Alert
It's not widely ignored around here. Lots of my opponents volunteer the information after the auction without being asked.

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