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Barbara Barnes
Barbara Barnes
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Member Since
April 13, 2011
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14 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Live in Washington, D.C. area; degree in math, retired from U.S Government.

Played a lot in the sixties/seventies; took 35 years off; came back to play in clubs or occasional regional about 2011. 

According to Newsweek I'm a typical ACBL member:  somebody's grandmother with an aol email address. 

Interested in the discussions about cheating detection and investigation/adjudication processes. 

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Favorite Bridge Memory
Yet to come
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Financial fraudsters are targeting ACBL entities
Very common and not just aimed at bridge. An organization for which I am treasurer has been hit with two of these in the last month. One was virtually identical to this. "Dear Jane Doe, I am in meeting. Are you available to make a payment....." Titles, manner of address ...
How do you play this suit
Merci, Jean-Pierre. I was just puzzling over when it would matter if you led the A or K or led toward the same honor.
Leader's PD's first card hesitation
Probably OPer was focused on the allowability of the "hesitation" and wasn't thinking of what was needed to determine number of tricks. Now he knows how thorough BW commenters are going to be!
Use of UI
Hi, Art, At the table I I would think that a) Opener was inexperienced or b) Opener had a brain fart and misguessed the ranks of the major suits. or both. I would also think that after the splinter 4D rebid, 4N is automatic.
Marching Towards Goofyville
Such unfortunate public rants in other venues the last couple days; reading this was a soothing pleasure. Thank you David and Mayberry. I propose the issuance of a comparable cat to all who must needs share their opinions.
UI?
Interesting point -- but always? If I open 1NT, playing 15-17 as we have for forty years,and partner doesn't announce the range, what UI is there? Not sure you could even make a case that there's MI to the opponents since the failure to announce to mean anything ...
ACBL Search Committee Up and Rolling
“Our first step will be to define the search process and clearly articulate the skills and qualities we’re looking for,” Cuneo says. “We’ll be studying what other similar organizations are doing and how they’re organized.” Hmm. Any thought of articulating the strategic needs of this organization? Or ...
We play with tablets on Sunday
Avoiding the need to try to "restore equity" in the case of those irregularities (insufficient bids, bids out of turn, leads out of turn, revokes, etc. etc.) seems like an advancement in the way the game is run. Numerous threads on BW demonstrate how complicated it is to handle these ...
Fanning the Flames of False Claims
Ed, I'm really trying to understand. I don't see how 70E (applicable when claimer has not previously stated a line) allows the director to assess how the hand "would be" played. He can work out the ways it "could be" played, but it would seem he can't ...
Find The Human
West appears somewhat sadistic and must therefore be human.
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