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Your table estimation is close
https://web3.acbl.org/club-table-count/?year=2019&type=R&state=CA
I have data to support my claim that our club was among top-ten in CA.
My 70% games are rather unexpected. My first was with Alyce Jackson. The 79% with Jo was our third game. But, I still got the anticipated ones with each regular partner for NLM games, thus Monday mornings with Joanie and Jo. I am done.
March 10
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70% games depend on some fluctuations, which happen a lot more in smaller sessions or fewer boards, such as the 299er. The big board requires at least five tables and 20 boards for that reason. On BBO we play 12 boards per game, thus 70% games are rather common.
March 9
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I am quite sure it was proper misinformation.
March 8
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You have rounded up the top five under-rated players in one sentence.
March 7
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I see. Strong enough to bid 3H unilaterally.
March 6
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Down six, 2800 or 3400?
March 6
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Just curious – was your vote influenced by your exeperience as the TD of that game?
March 6
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Given the distance in the bidding box between clubs and spades, a mechanical error is as likely as having a club mixed with the spades, not in a missorted hand but in a bidding box. Strange things happen during a STaC week, but not that extreme.
March 6
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Yes, removing 2Sx to 2NT is better. It requires precise defence to beat 2S, probably only one trick.
March 5
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NS got just above average because six pairs went down in 1NT, while the remaining five scored 150 or more. Since both sides contributed to the mess, can the TD give both below average, e.g., 40%? It would not have changed their ranks. By the way, glad to see top boards went to the right pairs.
March 5
David Liu edited this comment March 5
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Double is for penalty based on strength in hearts and a few useful cards in other suits. If N leaves it in, E can run to 2S. N should double, especially in match point.
March 4
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I think it is reasonable to expect 200 vs part-score or 800 vs game. On a bad day, we lose in 500 vs 600 or 620. On a good day, we win in 500 vs 480 or 490.
Feb. 16
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The risk of doubling 1NT is that there might be a running suit in the dummy.
Feb. 14
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Yes, W can redouble and have E play 1S, which requires more careful defence, and N/S will likely bid their own contract.
Feb. 13
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Preferably without a double.
Feb. 13
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I am glad they don't since I was S. I think there was significant improvement late last year to how the bots recognize penalty double.
Feb. 13
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It hurts more when I try frantically to remember whether the partner sitting across the table now uses specific king or number of kings.
Jan. 28
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Or if you don't open bad hands in the second seat.
Jan. 24
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Yes, there are potential risks in clubs, however, with 11 diamonds between them and singleton/void in a major, opponents would be expected to make some noise at favorable vulnerability even before hearing the 2 opening.
Jan. 24
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