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5NT would be K asking,though maybe 5S should be the K ask.
April 24
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I was the 4NT bidder and held Q109x of Hearts and ‘knew’ partner had the AK so there was a possibility that I might have to pick up Jxxx playing in hearts whereas in diamonds a loser could go away on a black winner - so, how to compare the slightly inferior slam to the possibility of a misunderstanding?
Of course you can now guess from the title, 6H minus one with 6D cold - flat board !
April 23
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https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/you-may-be-able-to-persuade-me-otherwise-but/
Where were you all when I needed you? - I still say this is the worst law in the game.
April 17
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Pretty certain now that the version you're describing is the one I was thinking about.
April 17
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Getting confused myself now - what is the ‘Negative slam double’?
April 17
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This was quite popular once - I'm sure I saw an article by Tony Forrester about it many moons ago.
April 17
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Well, having played as David and Christina(below) i’ve now swapped to the equally simple other major natural as my partners seem more inclined to overcall in the openers suit!
April 13
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This is not a system loss for 2S non forcing.
As others have pointed out the problem is completely down to the lack of agreement as to what a double of 4H would be by West.
April 3
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And if the article had been by Boye Brogeland!?
April 1
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Roman - thanks for that, my confusion was caused by the first line in the 2nd paragraph which led me to think that the EBU was anticipating the situation where the certificate is not required.
Useful article for those interested
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40713645
March 28
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I give in - I don’t think I’m stupid but I’ve read it 3 times and am none the wiser,enough.
March 27
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My understanding was that Justine Greening was considering a bill that would allow a person (who was not actually in the process of changing sex) to ‘self identify’ as the other gender and thus not be legally excluded from anything. This appears to be on hold at the moment, so are you able to clarify (as it’s not obvious to me from the policy) exactly ‘what is acceptable as evidence’.
March 27
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It’s a joke, you should have called the director and filed a complaint.
March 27
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Jeremy - from my reading of that document,does this mean that even if the Govt does not legislate for an individuals right to ‘self identify’ their gender that the EBU does?
March 27
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We can easily get this thread to record breaking length, we simply need someone to blame what happened on Brexit!
March 26
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Alan - agree it is subjective ,but at least If done in a consistent way over a period of years by the same person(me!) then I could persuade myself(if not anyone else!) that what I was doing was worthwhile.
March 23
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Brian - in my youth I did adopt the ‘hard line ‘ approach that Ian was referring to. As I got older I realised that the issues you mention simply had to be accounted for in some way(usually by reference to the cross imping). I think the ideal approach is the one adopted by Eric Kokish in the 1983 Bermuda Bowl book, trouble is that it’s an awful lot of work.
March 23
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yes,if 2019!
March 22
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David (Burn) - there was the American golf fan attending the Open in Scotland one year who asked a steward(in all seriousness) ‘ why don’t you hold this event in the summer'.
March 22
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Tom - that is my (extreme) point, you have to provide the same 4 players for the duration of the trial ,otherwise ‘unlucky’.
March 22
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