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Ray Yuenger
Ray Yuenger
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2012
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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

Country
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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Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
It's a feature of opening a weak NT with a balanced hand that auctions such as 1-(P)-1/-(P)-1 tend to imply longer s than s, but I've never heard of alerting the rebid.
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
Negative free bids are alertable, as MK says. I agree that Flannery isn't that common that the negative inference available from a 1H-P-1NT response should be alerted and explained as "may have 4s." I have the feeling some of the Alert Procedures were written when certain conventions were ...
Which is more likely for them to balance?
There are plenty of places to discuss politics on the Internet other than a bridge discussion site. I appreciate the following [url=http://bridgewinners.com/pages/community-guidelines/]community guideline[/url]: "We want Bridge Winners to be a site about bridge, not about divisive subjects like politics and religion. In particular ...
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
There is no general rule stated in the [url=http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/play/AlertProcedures.pdf]Alert Procedures[/url] that negative inferences aren't alertable. Page 9 says, "In general, when the use of conventions leads to unexpected understandings about suit length by negative inference, a natural call becomes ...
October 2019 Southern California Bridge News
Robert, your information is out of date. As the executive editor of the D21 newsletter, I can assure you that it has been solely a D21 production for 18 months now.
Doug Couchman's bidding problem: AK83 AT964 63 Q5
You questioned S's decision to pass. Looks like an MI/UI case, with the UI warning S not to raise. Who plays suction over a nebulous precision ?
Farewell
I hear you. I directed every three weeks and then every two weeks in a club for about five years while I was working, but didn't mind giving up the position to a partner who needed steadier employment. Now I'm retired, I'm still unwilling to shop for ...
It's your bid
I suppose this isn't a bidding poll because it asks for a strategy.
Opening and Rebid with a 15-17 NT
The question of how to bid with 9 cards in the minors is an inexhaustible well of discussion, most recently [url=https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/if-5-4-in-c-d-what-bid-do-you-open-with/]here[/url].
October 2019 Southern California Bridge News
As a northern California resident, you probably received a mailed edition of the monthly Contract Bridge Bulletin, then a newsletter produced by several neighboring districts. Increasing costs have since halted monthly mailings, but the individual districts have since created their own on-line newsletters, such as District 21's [url=http ...
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