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Ray Yuenger
Ray Yuenger
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2012
Last Seen
2 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 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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ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
John, I suggest that you ask your district director to make a motion to eliminate the nonmember tournament surcharge for Pete's sake.
If the question is about the correctness of a ruling, shouldn't there be "yes" "no" poll options?
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
Rainer and Patrick, we get it. You both are so superior to most bridge players in hand evaluation that it's impossible to encapsulate your one NT opening ranges in a commonly understood point count system and you are offended a foreign regulating authority would require you to try.
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
Patrick, I told you 3 days ago there are no range announcements for 2NT openings and rebids, so your variations on this theme are irrelevant.
Schrödinger's Dummy Rights
Actually Law 55A was virtually identical in 2008. "If the defenders choose differently, the option expressed by the defender next in turn to the hand from which the card was led out of turn shall prevail."
Schrödinger's Dummy Rights
Keith addressed what happens when only one of the NOS speaks. The rule describes what happens when they both speak and contradict each other.
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
I think everyone who regularly reads BridgeWinners knows John values hands and bids aggressively. Maybe his partners don't read his comments or observe how he bids.
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
To elaborate on my comment starting this subthread, a 3NT rebid gambles on partner having a and a stopper. Either stopper might well be enough for 4 to make.
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
Thanks, it's always nice to hear the rest of the story.
WBF is this alertable
If your system is sufficiently unusual that opponents may not be reasonably expected to understand your calls, then you may have to alert all of them. Haven't you been subjected to a big opening followed by a series of bids artificially showing point range and shape with further ...

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