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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After 40 years as ACBL member, finally had time to play regularly starting in Jan 2013, and made LM June 2014.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Wins: Regional 0-20 pairs (1970s); D21 Flight C GNT, 1998; Phoenix (OR) Sectional Swiss, August 2013; Seaside (OR) Regional Gold Rush, Sep 2013; Sun River (OR) KO Bracket 2, May 2014; Medford Regional B Swiss, May 2017.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Phoenix, OR
Favorite Tournaments
Medford (OR) Regional, Seaside (OR) Regional, Sun River (OR) Regional
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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An Absurd ACBL Procedure
The bots keep placing in our club games...a bit demoralizing for us humans. (Yes, we know the bots aren't good players.)
Active Ethics (Again)
My fav story is about my own active ethics...and how teammates didn't understand and were not pleased. Regional team event, new partnership. Partner asked to play Bergen Raises, "On In Competition." Although that would not be my choice, I agreed. A few boards into our match, I hear ...
ATB
Sounds like West got a lump of coal in his stocking, instead of a good book on competitive bidding;)
Without regard to the actual deal
Well, even beginners will lead a club if there is no X, so forget case C. Ok, after writing the above, I looked at the BBO archive. Whatever X means, it clearly has a "do something unusual, partner" message. On this hand, X is beginner error. Maybe he thought he ...
UI in San Diego?
Ok, now that we see the S hand, did our teammates bing back +620?
Can it be penalty?
East did not X 3, so if this is takeout it must be something like 0-3-5-5 shape.
Seeing double
Because someone has to stand for underdogs...10s are honors too.
UI in San Diego?
Hi, Tim. Something seems to have gone wrong with the hand diagram. You can still edit.
Awkward situation - AI, UI or neither?
Mark & Ken. Shuffling won't help, unless you first replace the A with the correct one.
Bridge Rule Clarification Questions
Christian, thanks for coming here with some good questions. Most of us play duplicate bridge rather than rubber, but we're happy to tackle rubber bridge questions anyway. On question #5, I'll second Richard's comment that throwing in 1 level contracts was always the norm when I played ...
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