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Two things that add to the trick total:

Internal solidity and voids. We have both here.
April 13
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Because he had Aces in the other side su…oh never mind.
April 11
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I could bid 1NT.
April 10
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The more partner doubles, the stronger his hand is, therefore perfect shape becomes less important with each double. ELC or not, what is partner supposed to do with 2452 and 21 HCP?
April 10
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Transfers, anybody?
April 10
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I wonder if that 9 was an attempt to ‘protect’ partner's possible doubleton J. Here it just made life simple, but in reality declarer was always going to finesse for the Jack, even with an 8 card fit.
April 9
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Chip:

How do you like Transfer Walsh? Any insights on it for those who play it already, or those who want to try it?
April 4
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A more simple, but somewhat flawed approach:

Go back and look at the state of the match after 60 of 64 boards, and see how often it changes in the last 4 boards.

The minor flaw is when a player successfully realizes that they are close, but behind, and successfully swings in a way to win.

I would guess that more than 80% of the late lead changes are unintentional swings.
April 4
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Not a straight flush, but I actually claimed with 4 of a kind on defense…Didn't intentionally lose any tricks, but I did throw Q,J to claim with 4 tens.
April 3
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I don't even understand why this is a problem. The best case scenario seems to be aiming for -50 vs -110.
April 3
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The chart usage spells this out. Open regional events must se the Open or Open+ chart
March 26
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We are going to have a 4 part series in the bulletin starting in July.
March 26
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Ping. Yes.

Dave we don’t intend to bar near average strength. I’ll take another look at the language in the morning.
March 26
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David: We (The subcommittee) took great pains to be as open to input as possible. We posted several versions of these charts both here and on the ACBL website. We solicited all input, including from juniors.

The rules we devised are not more restrictive than the old rules. They just use bright line distinctions to make it easier and obvious to tell whether you are making a legal call.

The old charts did not bar super wide or sub 10 HCP 1NTs. They just barred any conventional responses to either of those ranges of NT openings. As far as I know, that ‘worked’, in that virtually no pairs were willing to forego conventions to play these ranges.
March 25
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Brad: Our intention is that you can not open 11 HCP if your range is 14-16.
March 22
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11 HCP would not be a psyche. Our definitions say a psyche is normally an Ace or more in expected strength different from the partnership agreement.
March 22
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C&C is going to have a subcommittee to redo the Alerts. The current system is quite confusing for everyone. Hopefully the new one will be better.
March 22
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Why can’t North have 4 ?
March 21
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Post Script: Philly expecting 12-18 inches of snow tonight.
March 20
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At the other table, East did double 2, and pitched the 8 of Diamonds on the third club.

Now what?
March 18
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