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Please mix it up. Don't just watch and chat about the big guns. Show some (attractive, please) young people (up to age 30) having a blast in a rubber bridge home game, perhaps complete with adult beverages if all of age to imbibe. Do it from cool places, like houseboats, yachts, ski lodges, surf bars, whatever you choose that looks FUN. Promote that bridge is a fun game played in fun places by fun people! (So, it's a lie. Fake it 'till we make it!!! Marketing 101.)
Sept. 14
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I think that went out to all the ACBL registered teachers, but it doesn't hurt to mention it here. Probably should post to BBO message area too, if any of you that have control of that are tuned in.
Sept. 13
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Every time I've used renege I get corrected, so I've learned to use revoke. Never cared enough to look in the Laws. Still don't.
Sept. 13
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Hey, that's cool Craig! You should publish it in a Bulletin article if you have not yet done so…or Bridge World if you so prefer. Call it the Expanded Baker's Rule (after Baker's dozen). I like the fact that you don't count wasted values outside.

So, white vs. red or white vs. white and 7-6 (6-7) you need only ZERO HCP!!! But do you have an agreement about advancer not going spastic when you cuebid?
Sept. 12
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(Let other people blow your horn for you.)
Sept. 11
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Nice photo in the Sept. Bulletin Captain!
Sept. 10
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It does…about a thousand or so.
Sept. 10
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I made another video using some of that one:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc0lCxDqN84uExrNO_AiNEw
The “College Bridge” video should come up. That's the one.
Sept. 10
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I spent some time there and created 2nd and 3rd semester college series of lesson plans based on them. Available free for pdf download at lybrary.com (chris hasney… author). Caution: subsequent to all that work ACBL Bulletin online switched to a new platform, killing all my Bulletin links. Nevertheless, if you really want to work you can look at the article issue info in my link and then look it up in the archives. Might be worthwhile if you teach this stuff to do the work if there's a particular link title that catches your eye. I wouldn't bother doing it with all of them – WAY to much effort required. Pity.
Sept. 10
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Yes, I'll admit Hardy's Green/Purple duo much more in depth (a few too many options for my taste, including pushing some of his own methods, but they ARE his books, lol). I was looking for something not quite so detailed for the intermediate-advancing level. Hardy purple is kinda much for that level student.
Sept. 9
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Thanks Jef !!! Downloading and sending link to friends. I'll let you know if I find anything in it objectionable or if I think something's missing once I get a chance to study it. I found Bridge World Standard too intense.
Sept. 7
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I'm still waiting for someone to write one. Maybe Cohen's will do the trick if/when he comes out with one. It's a real bear to do. Took us years to put Jerry Pottier's Expert American system down on paper, and he died before it was completed (although all the notes were available – it was just the writing of it that slowed things down). Still, there were two preliminary books to go from "This is a deck of cards to Goren (Volume I, Basic American) to SAYC+ (Volume II, Intermediate American), then we could bypass 2/1 for Jerry's system, which took another two books (Volume III, Advanced American, and Volume IV, Expert American (4 card majors). Took 20 years to accomplish.
Sept. 7
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If not playing support doubles, a double of a sandwich seat bid is PENALTY (but see below if you want to do something other). So, if playing support doubles, one must PASS if he wants to make a penalty double, and allow partner to double for him. EXACTLY same as balancing with a double for partner in a takeout or negative double auction situation.

If you would rather play that situation as an informative (not support – extra values and looking for a home) double, go for it, but it's not normal. I've never heard of those situations you described playing those doubles as takeout. Perhaps I've been sheltered…
Sept. 7
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FPAB is still functioning and has an updated website and URL. It is now ffpab.org/ Looks like the board has been revised, but I won't swear to it. Main focus Library and Youth. Patty Tucker is youth liaison. (Good move!)
Sept. 7
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Is it posted to BBO as a standard card we can use? That would be awesome.
Sept. 7
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If I win the lottery I will fund a project to create an updated 2/1 “Yellow Card” with a full accompanying text like that of Caitlin. This would require the participation of a whole bunch of expert players and expert bridge teachers (not always same-same). Maybe we could do it via Bridge Winners or ABTA. I proposed it as a project for FPAB but not sure that's even functioning any more. (I am checking.)
Sept. 7
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Do you have a way to check on them? You used past tense!
Sept. 7
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Anybody from the Laguna Beach area know Raymond? I think that's his stomping grounds.
Sept. 6
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Thanks. Switching back to the other link on this subject on BW.
Sept. 6
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Oh, thanks Ray, I was unaware that Craig had raised the issue elsewhere. Thanks for the link!
Sept. 6
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