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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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And you, a man, are assuming that a woman plays by feelings? Please come and play some money bridge against me.
Nov. 17, 2019
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All of the above until I found online bridge. Now I'm crazy about bridge once again. :)
Nov. 16, 2019
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I thought that double followed by bidding the suit you doubled promised 20+ points.
Nov. 14, 2019
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@Bob Okker … and if your partner has 4 spades, he'll still bid 2 and you'll miss your spade fit. Silliness.
Nov. 12, 2019
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I have never seen any reason to bypass 4 spades at the 1 level. If you bid 1, true it's not a game force YET, but you have other bids such as 4th suit forcing to do it on the next bid if needed.
Nov. 12, 2019
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There was a time when I played in a local club 3-5 times a week. That meant I played about 100 boards per week on average.

Now, I can play two or three times that many boards per week online, at whatever time of day or night I wish, for as long or short a time as I wish, without leaving my comfy home or even bothering to get dressed.

I play with and talk with excellent players from all over the world, players much better than anyone at my local clubs, players I would never meet any other way, much less partner.

I don't have to pay money to play all these boards with these awesome people, and I don't even have to pay money to belong to some organization selling masterpoints as illusions of skill, fame and glory. And even if I did want those (now badly inflated pretty worthless) points, I can still earn them online.

There is simply no bridge reason to go to club games any longer. And so I don't.
Nov. 12, 2019
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