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A poll that had no effect on the ACBL in 2015, and another one is unlikely to have any effect in 2020.
Dec. 22, 2019
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2N = I don't like clubs and I do have a heart stopper. I don't have enough to bid game over 10 pts.

I doubt you can get more specific than that and still cover a multitude of possible hands.
Dec. 20, 2019
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Anyone silly enough to play negative doubles over 1N openings, please come and play against me. I will be able to interfere as much as I want and you won't be able to punish me.
Dec. 18, 2019
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No, Peg, not every time someone opens 1 of a minor … just every time they open 1 of a minor with specific agreements or knowledge that the opponents are entitled to know about.
Dec. 18, 2019
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Peg, you said, “if someone asked, I would explain”.

What would possibly cause someone to ask whether you opened differently depending on the relative strength of equal length minors?

Isn't that the purpose of an Alert, to tell them that they should ask?
Dec. 16, 2019
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Don't particularly need an agreement, it's hard to imagine this being anything other than A or void in diamonds, interested in grand slam.
Dec. 16, 2019
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@Randy … if you truly believe that “cheating is part of daily life” and should just be tolerated, we would soon have an entire world of nothing but cheating.

If there are no consequences for it, then everyone can just go ahead and do it. Why would anyone even bother to try and play fairly?
Dec. 8, 2019
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Randy
The slippery slope is already opened by allowing cheaters to stay. Forbidding open discussion of that is merely sliding down the already open slope.
Dec. 8, 2019
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@Richard … you said “In contrast, the BBO vugraph system is open.” suggesting that means anyone can use it however they wish.

I don't believe that is true. The vugraph is “open” only because the BBO management allows it to be open. BBO is privately owned and can do whatever it wants to do, period.

If they choose to leave it open for cheaters to show off, that's worth complaining about.
Dec. 8, 2019
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Does that mean that BBO has to accept just anyone the locals choose? BBO has no right of rejection?
Dec. 8, 2019
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I see that it has changed since I did a lot of directing … it used to say “without consultation” which meant that once one opponent had spoken, that statement prevailed. The new version is a touch better because near-simultaneous was always a problem.
Dec. 5, 2019
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It used to be that the first opponent to speak made the decision. Has that changed?
Dec. 3, 2019
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What's the point of senior events, anyway? When you get to that age, are you supposedly too good to play in the open, or too bad to play in the open?
Dec. 1, 2019
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Again? :(

I still don't have an email that it's open.
Dec. 1, 2019
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There is no drawback to bidding 1 – as long as partner will bid 4 card majors up the line, you will never miss a 4-4 major suit fit.


The big advantages of bidding 1 with 4+ diamonds and 4 card major include

(1) The usually-stronger opening hand more often becomes declarer in a major suit fit

(2) You discover a possible diamond contract when opener has the minors

(3) You show partner enough diamond control help for a NT contract.

For the second and third reasons, I bid 1 even without a 4 card major most of the time, because if partner doesn't have a major either, the usually-stronger opening hand declares the NT contract.
Nov. 26, 2019
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The big advantages of bidding 1 with a 4 card diamonds and 4 card major include (1) frequently making the usually-stronger opening hand declarer in a major suit fit and (2) having a possible diamond contract when opener has the minors and (3) informing partner of diamond control or length for a NT contract.

There is no drawback to this – as long as partner will bid 4 card majors up the line, you will never miss a 4-4 major suit fit.

(And there is nothing about the nonsense called Walsh that should be considered normal or standard.)
Nov. 26, 2019
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My profile is filled out exactly as much as I want, so anyone trying to coerce me to write more will suffer the wrath of ME! You've been warned ….. :)
Nov. 26, 2019
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My favorite which I play with regular partners only is ….

DONT vs Strong direct, Capp vs Weak direct, Natural always in balance seat.
Nov. 23, 2019
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Raise with 3 card support and 13 cards in your hand.
Nov. 22, 2019
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In my opinion, the reverse made by opener is what forces to game.
Nov. 20, 2019
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