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Useful abbreviations wdp etc where do I find the bridge shorthand?

#21 User is offline   G_R__E_G 

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Posted 2010-July-29, 09:07

bridgecat2, on Jul 29 2010, 10:03 AM, said:

How do I use the card symbols in a chat ???? what are the short cuts ???

An exclamarion mark followed immediately by an h, d, c or s gives the symbols. No space between the exclamation and the letter.
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Posted 2010-July-30, 01:21

G_R__E_G, on Jul 29 2010, 04:07 PM, said:

bridgecat2, on Jul 29 2010, 10:03 AM, said:

How do I use the card symbols in a chat ???? what are the short cuts ???

An exclamarion mark followed immediately by an h, d, c or s gives the symbols. No space between the exclamation and the letter.

= !s
= !h
= !d
= !c
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Posted 2010-July-30, 18:02

Also some smileys added, at least for the web version:
:D = : D (note, delete intervening spaces - have to insert them for display here)
:) = : )
:( = : (
:) = ; )
:P = : P
(blushing) = :$

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Posted 2010-September-02, 15:01

Tola18, on Dec 26 2009, 03:12 AM, said:

BBO-expert = not real expert calling himself for expert. Quite common on BBO!

So funny! (and sadly true). I wonder if BBO has some guideline for each category. Right now it is just star or no-star, but we should be able to do better than that.
 
 
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Posted 2010-September-02, 15:43

They do, but a lot don't follow them.

Novice: Someone who recently learned to play bridge.
Beginner: Someone who has played bridge for less than one year.
Intermediate: Someone who is comparable in skill to most other members on BBO.
Advanced: Someone who has been consistently successful in clubs or minor tournaments.
Expert: Someone who has enjoyed success in major national tournaments.
World Class: Someone who has represented their country in World Championships.
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Posted 2010-September-02, 17:54

manudude03, on Sep 2 2010, 04:43 PM, said:

They do, but a lot don't follow them.

Novice: Someone who recently learned to play bridge.
Beginner: Someone who has played bridge for less than one year.
Intermediate: Someone who is comparable in skill to most other members on BBO.
Advanced: Someone who has been consistently successful in clubs or minor tournaments.
Expert: Someone who has enjoyed success in major national tournaments.
World Class: Someone who has represented their country in World Championships.

Thanks for the clarification. I didn't find these guidelines, they are probably buried somewhere and I didn't do an extensive search.

One thing that particularly puzzled me is the "expert" rating. It is apparent that many self-rated "experts" are at best no better than average BBO players. Do they all have success in national? I highly doubt it. Maybe I am just being naive, but I think that, had the guidelines been spelled out more explicitly (and made known to everyone), this kind of phenomenon would occur less frequently. I mean, being unaware of one's true level is one thing, but being a liar is a totally different matter, I certainly hope the majority of bridge players won't want to intentionally lie.
 
 
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Posted 2010-September-14, 07:55

A new one with dual meaning:
FYP = for your pleasure (Free)
FYP = fixed your post (hanp)
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Posted 2010-September-14, 09:55

according to

http://www.urbandict...ne.php?term=FYP

hanp leads Free by 253 : 6
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Posted 2010-September-14, 10:40

YDPHMY = Your declarer play hurts my eyes
More often i can use MDPHMY
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Posted 2010-September-15, 01:25

gwnn, on Sep 14 2010, 04:55 PM, said:

according to

http://www.urbandict...ne.php?term=FYP

hanp leads Free by 253 : 6

Well, that's why we have the forums, to learn something every day :D
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Posted 2010-September-27, 22:18

Here are some I like:

GD
MF
SOB

They can be combined into one grand acronym: GDMFSOB
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Posted 2010-November-08, 00:21

card symbols? use ! and the first letter of the suit
!c=
!d=
!h=
!s=
There is also !n to show NT in a special font.
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Posted 2010-November-27, 09:28

I had seen the glp while playing and I had thought it meant gulp as in "we are going down". Good Luck Partner makes it more positive, but gulp is probably more truthful in hands I have played so far. Plus thanks for the PIN information as keeping it displayed is helpful
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Posted 2010-November-27, 10:14

Note the distinction between "wdp" (well done partner) and "wpp" (well played partner). The former is often used as a veiled insult - the implication being that the hand was misplayed but got lucky.
Psych (pron. saik): A gross and deliberate misstatement of honour strength and/or suit length. Expressly permitted under Law 73E but forbidden contrary to that law by Acol club tourneys.

Psyche (pron. sahy-kee): The human soul, spirit or mind (derived, personification thereof, beloved of Eros, Greek myth).
Masterminding (pron. mPosted ImagesPosted ImagetPosted Imager-mPosted ImagendPosted Imageing) tr. v. - Any bid made by bridge player with which partner disagrees.

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Posted 2010-December-03, 04:56

Wow Jack, you are such a cynic! For those that distinguish between wdp and wpp, and many just use them interchangeably, I would like to think of wdp as a general well done and wpp to mean "you played that especially well".
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Posted 2011-February-23, 11:20

Another emotion which works on the latest BBO version


:ph34r: = :ph3r:
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Posted 2011-February-26, 21:53

Since there are a lot of us old guys playing bridge, these might come in handy. These are some codes for seniors. :)

ATD - At the Doctor's
BFF - Best Friends Funeral
BTW - Bring the Wheelchair
BYOT - Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM - Covered by Medicare
CUATSC - See You at the Senior Center
DWI - Driving While Incontinent
FWBB - Friend with Beta Blockers
FWIW - Forgot Where I Was
FYI - Found Your Insulin
GGPBL - Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
GHA - Got Heartburn Again
HGBM - Had Good Bowel Movement
IMHO - Is My Hearing-Aid On?
LMDO - Laughing My Dentures Out
LOL - Living on Lipitor
LWO - Lawrence Welk's On
OMMR - On My Massage Recliner
OMSG - Oh My! Sorry, Gas
ROFL...CGU - Rolling on the Floor Laughing...Can't get Up!
TTYL - Talk to You Louder
WAITT - Who Am I Talking To?
WTFA - Wet the Furniture Again
WTP - Where's the Prunes
WWNO - Walker Wheels Need Oil


(these are not original, got them in an email).
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Posted 2011-October-24, 10:50

Somebody posted upthread that ATB means "Assign the Blame". That's true, but in many cases what it really means is "I screwed up, my partner is giving me grief about it, please help me counter his points". :P
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Posted 2011-December-09, 11:55

very many abbreviations! Thanks guys!
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Posted 2011-December-19, 11:55

What do the following abbreviations mean?
1.) WTP
2.) PTP
3.) f2f
4.) OP
5.) r/w

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