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Rui Marques
Rui Marques
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Member Since
July 15, 2014
Last Seen
Nov. 21
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Bridge Player
about me

EBL Chief TD, WBF Chief TD.

My views and opinions expressed on BW are purely personal and do not reflect EBL/WBF positions on the matters discussed.

Sometimes staying in the USA, Philadelphia, sometimes staying in Portugal, Cascais 

United States of America

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Madeira International Open
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Antonio Palma's lead problem: J2 743 Q875 A943
Do you change your lead if 1S is explained as "Walsh"?
Is a weighted ruling ever appropriate in a claim situation?
Also for completeness there is a Laws Committee minute about that. See for example
Pass out of Turn
They’re both comparable bids
Rui Marques's bidding problem: J6 KJ4 KJ43 KJ42
I found it a bit odd (the mechanics of the case) because if the opener bids something the BIT before 5H doesn't seem to show anything but if there is a pass if sure looks like UI is used, especially if it's a regular partnership
Rui Marques's bidding problem: J6 KJ4 KJ43 KJ42
And so it is... 5H passed... Case from a fellow TD. 5H bidder argued that 5D had no meaning in the system (!) but 5H was to play (!!!)
Rui Marques's bidding problem: J6 KJ4 KJ43 KJ42
And second question, a long hesitation before 5hearts, what does it say to you?
Interesting Ruling Situation
The TD could have done a better job on this one...
First unpleasant experience of changed 2017 Laws
A "genuine mistake" is not a reason to accept a change of bid. Did the player intend to (mistakenly) bid 5 hearts? Did he miscount? If he doesn't convince me that he pulled the wrong card, he doesn't change. It's s judgment call. I believe all players ...
Odd ruling
wrong ruling unless the declarer can convince director that he absolutely knows the hj will be high. And even if he does, there's always the possibility that, having given up on the hand, declarer will not even notice the cards that the defense plays. Declarer just gave up... so ...
Odd ruling
No, we can adjudicate the claim on its merits. Play ceased.

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