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Ray Yuenger
Ray Yuenger
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2012
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Hobbies: duplicate bridge; sticking needles in over- and under-inflated thought balloons

Conduct and Ethics Chair, District 21, since 2008

Former club director

Unit columnist since 1999 in Contract Bridge Forum and now the Diamond in the Ruff newsletter

Unit President 2008-2019,  board member since 1999

District President

Executive Editor, Diamond in the Ruff

Retired appellate attorney

My comments here are my personal, not official,  views.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
San Jose Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Sacramento regional
Favorite Conventions
Weak no trump
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Should a 2/1 by advancer be one round forcing?
If you pose a yes/no question in a title, could you also create a poll with "yes," "no" answers? I play 2 is the only forcing bid by advancer, either a limit raise or, if by an unpassed hand, possibly an opener without support.
How would you bid this hand differently?
I'm passing with the S hand. Not 2s because I don't want to preempt partner when I hold a limit raise for s. Not 1 because this isn't a vulnerable opening for me. I imagine my auction would proceed: P-P-1NT (playing weak NT)-P-2-P-2 ...
Implicit private understanding?
Is it legal to bid NT as an overcall without a stopper? Show me a Law or regulation that prohibits it or requires an alert or prealert. As far as not letting your opponents know, you need to tell them . . . if they ask. If you are asking separately "Is it ...
Come On ACBL/OnPeak, It's Just Not That Hard! (NABC Hotel Gripe)
Jonathan, glad to see you being circumspect [url=]this time[/url] about publishing private communications.
"Hottest" Debates Among Bridge Experts Today?
I routinely rebid 1NT, bypassing a four-card suit after partner responds 1, but then I play weak NT, so we deem identifying a strong NT hand to be more worthwhile than naming the suit.
You Can Use This Immediately
Whether playing bridge can leave a player "as tense as a seamstress" is a subject about which I'd like to see some empirical evidence, or at least testimonials from bridge-playing seamstresses.
You Can Use This Immediately
Is this 16 minutes of a yoga video? How is it relevant to bridge? I confess I didn't watch every minute.
You Can Use This Immediately
Superseded by my next comment. Didn't realize the first one was published.
Any problem with the second tanking?
Shirley, you make a good point, but if I "liked" your comment, it might sound as though I liked the outcome. Hence this comment.
MONTREAL "Summer Nationals" in July
I can't tell you how available the rooms are at the host hotels if you want to pay over twice the bridge rate. Nothing about being an ACBL member requires you to use the ACBL's room booking partner or stay in the host hotels. I use the partner ...

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