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All comments by Barney Nisbet
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So, if W tanks before passing over 1C, what do we think of 2S?
Nov. 11, 2019
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What does 3♦ show?
Nov. 11, 2019
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I agree. However I was S when this board was played. Completely different auction.
Nov. 11, 2019
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System dependent as already suggested.
Nov. 10, 2019
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And I’m passing a x from p. Should be 500+
Oct. 30, 2019
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4S. If it goes off too bad. If it makes, call the director and ask to be ruled back to 3S+1.
If 3N is right, hopefully p learns to bid in tempo next time ……..
Oct. 30, 2019
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It’s only a problem with no gadgets available. We play multilandy in this seat, so 2C is “clear”. There’s a risk of p passing however. Eg Axx x xx AKJxxxx when 4S is excellent. Many other hands offer 4H/S with good play.
Oct. 30, 2019
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Don’t understand.
1 - 1 - 2 - 2; 4 - 4 - ?
Or
1 - 1 - 3 - 3; 4 - 4 - ?

What now in either case? We appear to have 0 defensive tricks unless p has A or A and we can get a ruff.
X looks fraught, pass doesn’t help the decision by p, 5 is unilateral.
Nov. 15, 2018
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If we raise , LHO bids and RHO bids 4, what’s our defence?
Nov. 14, 2018
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Feb. 8, 2018
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To put Eastbourne in context from the north of England:
It costs me around £100 a day to travel there by train and stay in a decent hotel, but please bear in mind this is Eastbourne we're talking about. (Brighton is a similar cost, the hotel just has to be ‘unfashionable’). Having lived locally I can confirm we exhausted decent eating possibilities in 3 trips, confining myself to a decent Pizza Express thereafter. All good eateries are out of town and a decent drive away, now I need a hire car/taxi.
I can go to the Fall Nationals in San Diego this year and stay there for £120 a day, using Virgin from Manchester via Expedia.
Which would I rather do, considering one is only £20 a day more than the other?
I haven't investigated eating out in San Diego, but I'm assuming I'll cope. :).
Oh and if I share a twin room, the cost per day in San Diego flies down…
The place needs to be a heck of a lot more attractive than Eastbourne is. If you want a younger demographic I would suggest holding the summer congress over weekends and NOT during the school holidays, but after University exams finish. Last two weeks in June/first week in July (just about).
Some serious thought is needed, I can't get anyone locally to travel down to Eastbourne to play, we confine ourselves to the north, sadly.
Aug. 10, 2017
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That won't be true Richard, if it results in a clean game. Then those of us left playing will be “winners”. That's a big if imho though.

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Nov. 7, 2015
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Why would the rebuttal take a long time. All that is needed is an explanation of why the gap between the bids does not correlate to hand strength.
Since that is going to prove logically impossible I suppose it might take a VERY long time indeed, possibly tending to infinity.
In the meantime a denial of guilt would be good to read, together with an explanation of how something so damning could have occured.
Nov. 7, 2015
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Ban them for a first offence for 5 years if caught for an offence a year ago. If first offence proven to be 5 years ago, add on 5 years augmented to make 10.
Following the ban, if they are playing in a knockout teams event, allow opponents to choose not to play them, they are eliminated and opps accept a bye.
Do not allow them to play with any previous partners following the ban, the assumption being here that there might be further methods that are as yet undiscovered.
Anyone coming forward does not suffer the augmented step and only incurs the statutory 5 years reduced by 2 for admitting guilt. Also they dont suffer the knock out teams feature of the penalty.
Nov. 5, 2015
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