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Sure, West could open 1NT. :)
Jan. 15
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We removed regular knockouts for the upcoming regional in Houston and we're going to try the Mini Soloway instead (top bracket only) It solves the scheduling problems of 9 teams entering and first round KO losers at the cost of having to play two days with the same team.

I think it's a better way to run knockouts.
Jan. 8
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I wonder if there is a lie of the cards where 7NT cannot be made. If North holds both black honors and South holds the hearts, you can just unblock A and run hearts then diamonds.

I like Alvin's line with Kit's modification. Win A, then when all follow overtake T and run diamonds.
Jan. 3
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Out of 15 pairs, none were in spades. Top score was -480, so -500 would have been a great board.

One pair was -480 for a top, -750 (6 pairs) was 71%, -980 (3 pairs) was 43% and -1210 (5 pairs) was 14%.
Dec. 31, 2018
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I guess he judged that LHO would not lead jack from KJT on this auction.
Dec. 25, 2018
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You and Sally are the best pair at the club. Maybe lesser players feel a need to “operate”.
Dec. 20, 2018
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Right. If I play 8 days, two sessions a day, that is 16 sessions, or four tables just by myself.

The actual number of players that won masterpoints in Honolulu was 2104, compared to 4674 players last year in San Diego and 4338 in Orlando in 2016.

Link for research: https://live.acbl.org/masterpoint-winners/NABC163
Change “163” to the year and the number of the national, spring is 1, summer is 2. It only goes back a few years, you would have to find the total number of players at older nationals another way.
Dec. 7, 2018
Daniel Jackson edited this comment Dec. 7, 2018
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This is kind of bizarre. Why the wall of text? Can't you just answer Timo's question? Are FN invited or are they not?
Dec. 5, 2018
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Final 6034.5
Dec. 3, 2018
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Multiply by 3 because the event was three days gives Barry's 12xx number.
Nov. 26, 2018
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Cool story. What happens if LHO has the bare A? Don't you need to run clubs first? It would be pretty funny for RHO to put down three diamond penalty cards, then find a diamond mixed in with the hearts.
Nov. 26, 2018
Daniel Jackson edited this comment Nov. 26, 2018
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The agenda is http://web2.acbl.org/documentLibrary/about/HawaiiAgenda.pdf but the minutes (and what passed) have not been posted.
Nov. 23, 2018
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Link please?
Nov. 23, 2018
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BTW, what time did you play? I recognize some of the hands.
Nov. 20, 2018
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Gloria is not the only player affected by this.
Nov. 20, 2018
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Thanks for posting.
Nov. 20, 2018
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No preference. With one partner I play Capp plus a Woolsey double against strong NT.
Sept. 27, 2018
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Thanks for posting.

This article needs a movie to follow the play:

http://bridge-hand-player.appspot.com/
Sept. 17, 2018
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It turns out that the crisscross squeeze can be broken up. West wins the 9 and shifts to diamonds or spades.

But 5NT can still be made. Win the second heart and run clubs. East has to discard both his remaining hearts or be squeezed. Then you unblock spades and diamonds and throw East in with the third round of one suit to lead into the other KJ.
Sept. 17, 2018
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The dealer was wrong in the auction, only on the first page, I corrected it after seeing Dave G's comment.
Sept. 16, 2018
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