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Shawn Drenning
Shawn Drenning
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Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Austin, TX player.  Trying to get better.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
I have been on the cover of popular bridge publications such as the ACBL bridge bulletin
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Austin Bridge Center
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Sam Shawn
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2 over 1
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Ethical, questionable or cheating?
How can "draw(ing) any legal inference we can from our opponents’ mannerisms" be considered cheating? What is your definition of cheating?
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
I think it is (highly) debatable whether that makes it more pure. I do not know why it is not "pure" if I (say) work out how to declare a hand in such a way that the opponents give away the layout with their mannerisms. Being able to anticipate opponent ...
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
A lot of well-meaning opponents and partners are skeptical when I tell them after the fact that I could tell what their problem was from their tempo ("I could have been thinking about all sorts of things"). If I tell them what they have before I can see their hand ...
Slap in the Face
Sure, I get it, but bridgecheaters is a provocative website title. If I made a website called "bridgestatistics" and in good faith published a bunch statistics gathered from top flight bridge events I do not really see how anyone could come after me if some of the stuff I published ...
Slap in the Face
So I guess it's better if someone approaches this with the goal of being a Bill James like figure in the bridge world. If it just so happens people draw their own conclusions about some of the data gathered . . . oh well.
Slap in the Face
I understand that accusing people of cheating is a touchy subject and also that data/statistics can be misinterpreted, but why not publish the data you have with names attached and appropriate disclaimers on how to interpret it? I liked the idea that Fred Gitelman had of asking player's ...
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: QT5 87 AKT92 K97
Seems consistent with Richard's comment above that the guy named France would bid this way.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: QT5 87 AKT92 K97
You cannot bid 2S here in French standard? Do they ever raise with only 3?
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
I admit I find it grating on BBO (or live) when after the hand dummy offers "well played partner" right after we've botched the defense
I'm Sorry
Curious roughly what percent of the population is "mediocre" in your eyes?

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