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Ray Fink
Ray Fink
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Jan. 28, 2016
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about me

Follows suit: Almost always

Counts to twelve: Almost always

Counts to thirteen: Some of the time

Back to duplicate after a 25-year absence. Small-town club director, retired engineer, active outdoor person.

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United States of America

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Favorite Conventions
Karosel 2D
BBO Username
RayFink
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Victoria Hess and Ray Fink
2/1 GAME FORCE
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Rosalee Gardner and Ray Fink
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I'm just curious how the NAOBC Players Committee will review if it encounters such a hand
Matchpoints or IMPs? Big difference, I think.
Regarding Transfers after 1M-(X)
Use 1 as a transfer to 1NT. Or Redouble, if partner opened 1. See Denis Lesage article in the Bridge World a couple years ago, "Redouble As Transfer". It comes up a lot more often than the traditional 10+ no fit. A trap Pass works well with those ...
The "Home Club" rule is even stupider than . . .
This perfectly illustrates the problem. Instead of poaching individual players, BAND (and others similar) poach [b]entire clubs[/b] because small clubs can't afford salaried staff needed to constantly wrangle with the ACBL anti-poaching process. So much for supporting club bridge at the grassroots level. Nothing against BAND, their ...
The "Home Club" rule is even stupider than . . .
John's experience is radically different than mine.
The "Home Club" rule is even stupider than . . .
I can't get the [b]club owner's wife[/b] on the include list! After two tries! (She didn't play any bridge in 2019-early2020 due to serious health issues). As the club owner commented, "Will ACBL at least let me have conjugal rights?" No reply from ACBL on ...
Robots at Virtual Club Games? Yes or No
My understanding is that the tournament must be created with "Allow Robots" enabled. If not, the robot pair will freeze at the round change.
Robots at Virtual Club Games? Yes or No
We did not adjust robot scores. We might well decide to do so in future games. Of course, we do not adjust scores for human fill-in pairs, and they often place in the overalls :) So there is a precedent. To me, the most astonishing thing is that I received a ...
Robots at Virtual Club Games? Yes or No
In one game, the robots were middle of the pack. In the other, the robots placed second.
Robots at Virtual Club Games? Yes or No
We have been allowing robots as a "partner of last resort" without any particular problems; the player pays the extra $0.25. We ran two games this week that used robot pairs to fill a half-table for the entire game. It was much much easier than scrambling to find substitutes ...
ACBL tourneys on BBO- who is monitoring the ethics?
And note that the trick-by-trick replay is available on BBO (and The Common Game, if TCG hands were used). I have had occasion to review a pair's play for an entire session or two, concluding (in that particular case) that the bizarre choices that turned out well were balanced ...
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