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Ray Yuenger
Ray Yuenger
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Aug. 27, 2012
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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 since 2008,  board member since 1999

District Vice-President

Executive Editor, Diamond in the Ruff

Retired appellate attorney

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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Another anagram for "raptor" is "parrot."
Defending a “psych”
"Unless the Regulating Authority provides otherwise . . ." (Law 40B2(d)) "Regulating Authorities may authorize different methods of making calls." (Law 18F) "Bidding boxes are to be used where this is possible." (EBU White Book sec. I'm sure none of this is news.
Defending a “psych”
John, I'd like to avoid hijacking this thread, but you never responded to my [url=]comment[/url] in the other discussion: "John, you're right. '{T}here is a specific law' that applies. {'A} player is not entitled to [b ...
Defending a “psych”
John, if you want to analogize the WBF Laws Commission to a legislative body, then you need to be aware of how courts rely on legislative history to determine legislative intent. Much of my job as a research attorney was trying to find applicable legislative history. (By the way, it ...
Defending a “psych”
Steve, I guess they play Ogust differently in your area. I've never heard the explanation of preempter's response to the 2NT "ask" as anything like "3s shows a bad hand and a 5-card suit" or "3s shows a good hand and a 6-card suit."
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
Among the ACBL's [url=]instructions[/url] for filing charges against a player are: "CHARGE: [insert the section number(s) and description from CDR 3 (example: CDR 3.11 Improper conduct toward any ACBL Official or Disciplinary Body in performance of their ACBL ...
Defending a “psych”
When I played a semi-big club system I had a number of alerts I needed to explain and partner or I had to repeat ourselves more than once. For example, a mini-Roman 2 would be explained as "artificial, showing a 3-suited hand, may have a void, may not have ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
One problem with applying this tough talk is that collusive cheating isn't listed as a ground for discipline in the ACBL's Code of Disciplinary Regulations. "Cheating" is, with no definition.
Defending a “psych”
"against a pair that does not realize 2nt could be bid with a poor hand it also sows confusion to emphasize too strongly that it could be weak (when most of the time it will not be." So they are better off not knowing that it will sometimes be weak ...
Guess the par score
Apparently not, from your subsequent comment.

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