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There two questions in one here, the intellectual and the practical. “Serious” or “nonserious” is a question experts can debate. But if the agreements are intended as “keep it simple for intermediate players”, that intellectual question should take a back seat to the practical. Intermediates don't need serious/nonserious, they need a firm foundation on which they learn hand evaluation and how to take their tricks.
22 hours ago
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West. We play one under (6H in this case) is last train, confirming all the keycards. East would have an easy 7 bid. Without it (or equivalent), East was not invited to bid on.
Feb. 17
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Kudos to A.J. for a quality report. I agree that a repository for such reports would be valuable. If the ACBL is unable or unwilling, perhaps Bridgewinners could.
Feb. 16
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We play about 5000 deals a year (15 weeks, 2+ sessions a day, 25 deals a session. Yes some play three+ times that but I am just trying to put it in context.) We play “split high”, I keep track of our results, and I do not think there was a single trick in the last year that depended on our agreement.
Feb. 16
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I always knew Chris was a visionary.
Feb. 16
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If this is in reference to ACBL membership, we “members” are really just customers who purchase services. We do not “own” the ACBL. (If we did, the organization would not qualify as tax-exempt under 501©(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.) The ACBL was incorporated under the laws of New York state. Those laws permit members, including both other corporations and individuals. If the ACBL were to dissolve, after payments of debts and expenses, the remaining assets would NOT be distributed to the members, but would have to go to another not-for-profit or to the state.
Feb. 15
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Not clear to me whether this was intended to include 1D-2C. Perhaps wrongly, I assumed it did not when I responded.
Feb. 12
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Thanks Chip. I get the auction (I wondered about 4H as kickback), but if South was bidding the grand anyway, isn't 6S a “practice bid” or is their some subtlety that escapes me?

(For example, North breaks tempo over 6S before bidding 6N and South bids 7. As a member of an appeals committee (when we had such things), I am sure it would be rolled back.)
Feb. 8
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Feb. 8
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Can someone explain the auction? It looks like south confirmed all the keycards with 5H (?), then made a grand try, then accepted it himself. I am sure there is a better answer.
Feb. 8
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7C because I cannot accept double as penalty. Have you considered playing Wyoming Fishbein? DBL is takeout, cheapest bid penalty.
Feb. 7
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3D for us is 2=2=-4\5. 1D-1S-2C-2H-2S is either 3 spades or 1. 2N asks, then 3C is 1, 3D+ is 3, in particular 3H is 3=1=5=4. Oh yeah, we play precision with many relays. But why wouldn't you?
Feb. 7
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Other. There is always an other.
Feb. 5
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I befriended Peter too late. I wish I had the chance to know him better. Had not thought about him in years.
Feb. 5
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Doubt.
Feb. 5
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A club lead is less attractive if double by partner shows clubs. (My agreement.)
Feb. 3
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At matchpoints (you didnt say), I would not be grossly offended if partner held AKxx, KQJT98, xxx, - or such, so while 3 card diamond support is possible, it is unlikely. Four card diamond support is not possible. Not clear what box I was supposed to check.

(I dont believe opener promises a 5th spade with his 2S bid.)
Feb. 3
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Law 74. You can see but you can't look. Totally unenforceable except in the most blatant of cases.
Feb. 2
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Low is continue hearts. Discouraging a shift. Having had the privilege of playing with Eddie, he is so likely to be right I better have a good reason to override him.

(Heart lead is fine. I would have lead CT.)
Feb. 1
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Ok, throw down the gauntlet. You have my attention. After 1X-1Y-1N, what do you believe is the best use of 3Z?
Feb. 1
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