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Rui Marques
Rui Marques
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 15, 2014
Last Seen
Jan. 3
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

EBL Chief TD, WBF Chief TD, ACBL TD.

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

Based in the USA, Philadelphia, and in Portugal, Cascais.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bermuda Bowl 2009, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Regular Bridge Partners
Connie Goldberg
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Raffles for Bridge, Valley Forge Bridge Club, Centro de Bridge de Lisboa
Favorite Tournaments
Madeira International Open
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Max Bavin 1954-2019
Like so many other international TDs currently active, I met Max on my first international tournament. For me, it was 1993, in Montechoro, Portugal (European Community Championships). All these years, from then until Wroclaw (last tournament that Max directed before retiring) Max was my mentor, my friend, the example that ...
Is minus 2800 a fair ruling?
Sorry to correct you, Greg (and Neal). NS are entitled to know the EW agreements. That does not mean that East will "know" the correct agreement, in order to "tell" North. When determining the outcome of the board, the TD will assume that North and South would know EW's ...
Offsite polling
No Paul, pollees should not see other pollees comments and answers. We sometimes poll partners on a case (not frequently), but when we do, we always do it separately (otherwise one tends to politely agree with the other, skewing the poll). And to poll 10 people, you have to first ...
Offsite polling
BTW, the paradox of polling and sample size has been discussed before. Unless you're able to move to very large samples, increasing the size of the sample doesn't necessarily improve the conclusions. See for example Sample size was not the main subject ...
Offsite polling
Off-site polling is performed al eadyc(some directors do it more often than others). Mentioned above the USBF example, but there are others. When directing a small event, if there's nobody available and suitable for being polled, it's a good idea to have a group of people than ...
Need ruling help please
15.3 refers to "a call", and gives the TD an option. He "may" allow the (second) board to be played normally, or not. Let's say that on the first board the opponents bid 1S Pass 4S All Pass, and on the second one (miracle) the auction is the ...
The Hand That Changed The World (of Claims)
David Caprera: The first question is "did you intend to claim", unless the TD decides that he did intend to claim. The second question is not "what is your stated line of play" but rather "did you state a line of play the moment you claimed". That's a common ...
The Hand That Changed The World (of Claims)
I checked the write-up, no additional indications there. But I'm pretty sure that he didn't discard the minor that West kept.
Rui Marques's bidding problem: 7 J97 AK954 8754
True. The question was if Pass was a logical alternative to bidding 4H.
Rui Marques's bidding problem: 7 J97 AK954 8754
Thanks for the comments, it was an old case (reality check). The methods were as stated (agreed, not the best). Significant, the number of abstentions! Thanks again.

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