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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player/teacher/writer and Bridge Winners admin. When not playing bridge I'm writing plays. Or more accurately procrastinating, telling myself I should be working on a play. I live in New York City and am on the board of GNYBA (Unit 155) and serve as New York's Youth Bridge Coordinator.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching partner play 5C with an 8-4 trump split.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few top 10s, including 4th in Wernher Pairs with a frisky 14-year-old.
Regular Bridge Partners
No one who plays bridge can be considered "regular."
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Sapphire Life Master
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What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I think the problem is actually most important in team games. People think they can take forever just because they claimed an earlier board quickly. It's unpleasant to play, unpleasant to watch.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Then we need strict and coherent guidelines to TDs can point to them when people complain. And we need all the TDs on board and enforcing them consistently. But every TD I've talked to HATES giving slow-play penalties.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
There is a suggestion of 7.5 min/board. That's not a regulation, and it's interpreted as 15 min/round. I think time per hand is fairer, as pointed out above. But keeping people moving on time is most important.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I mean it's not fair for them to have to make subjective decisions. It should be automated.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I've asked TDs if there is a policy about letting a pair start a board with, say, 2 minutes on the clock. The answer is there is not. They are supposed to factor in whether they have a table to go to, whether there is a break coming up ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
These players usually end up playing through breaks and ending up more than 2 minutes behind. So it's considerably more than 2 minutes they're getting. But your point is well taken.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I never said anything about punishing the entire table. And yes, Henrik, I think taking 9 minutes for the board because you found a nice squeeze should be penalized. You found the nice play, but exceeded the allotted time in order to do so. The penalty might be smaller than ...
Fast Spingold
This is an excellent point that needs serious consideration if we want the game to grow.
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
Let's take this supposition: the more time you spend on a problem, the better your solution will be. Of course it's not always true, but it's the reason things are timed, from exams to chess games to bridge par contests. Slow players, especially those prone to long ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I totally agree that the main issue here is finishing the round on time. But I think there is still an issue with taking more than the allotted time for a board, even if you're ahead on time. Say on board 1 your opponents have a simple auction and ...

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