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Debbie - mulberry is a tool for when multiple strains are in play and unable to be agreed below the 4 level (frequently for a precision 2D, for example). It uses 4C as a relay to 4D, 4D, and direct 4 level bids to differentiate between keycard, slam tries, and sign offs (though there are some variations as to which are which).
an hour ago
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unusual NT, of course :)
April 8
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invitational, either with 4 trumps or 3 and shortness somewhere. With a more balanced LR, we go through 1N semi-forcing. But as other have said, it depends on the rest of your system.
April 5
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John, that's what non-forcing constructive means. That's not what non-forcing means.
April 4
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I find it odd that you think those are the only two alternatives. I certainly don't think they are.
April 4
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I anticipate you not getting maby favorable director rulings in the future, Liz.

Also, I find it dispicable that you are advocating people losing their jobs.
April 4
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Sathya, I'm saying its not penalty. Its cooperative-takeout if anything. I'd say that 5-2-3-3, 5-2-2-4, 6-1-3-3 with less than robust spades, etc are all possibilities. I also think partner's double would be cooperative-takeout, with extra values and most likely shapes being 3-5-2-3 or 3-5-1-4.

I'm also not making the argument that its universal. Its what I'd expect opposite a random expert, but if I were opposite a random Pennsylvania club-level player, for example, I'd probably expect penalty.
April 1
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One partner “I have a weak overall hand with a decent amount of playing strength, but only if my long suit is trump.”

Other hand “ME TOO, let's play my suit instead”

Blah.

Forcing is valuable and necessary to bid the more frequent and more important hand types. Non-forcing is just stupid.
April 1
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If double was penalty, I'd do that. Its not.
April 1
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google bbomyhands
March 27
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That was excitement, not a criticism.
March 24
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I was hoping for a Polish club article!
March 24
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Bernie moved? Ohio is in the eastern time zone.
March 23
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I like to play suction when they haven't started describing suits yet. So over big club, 1C-1D, 2C, 2C-2D/2H (when bust or controls), and over 1C-1H.
March 22
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my suit is good enough and my playing strength good enough to put a constructive 3H call on the table.
March 19
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Thanks for the info, I've been searching for it since the 2PM EST press conference two and a half hours ago, so I'm glad for the clarity.
March 12
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perhaps because someplace like an arena or performance hall would not obviously constitute a room as opposed to a “space”
March 12
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Its not clear to me that the announcement indicates that no more than 100 people can be in a room, as opposed to the entire conference center.

Edit: After looking at the press release, it is clear that the ban is no more than 100 people in a room.
March 12
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Option for I don't feel like paying $50 for a robot tournament please. I'll pay a decent chunk of money for live bridge. For online, I will not. Whether I'm allowed to go to Columbus has nothing to do with whether I play the robot individual.
March 12
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What if the K was a singleton? Must I have two singletons to lead a singleton king? Am I forced to continue from KQxx in a bath coup position?
March 10
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