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Nigel, this smacks of being very helpful but I still feel that I'm at Alice's Tea Party.

Line 1: Does an opening 2NT show BAL 22-23?
Line 2: Good/Clear, given line 1
Line 3: If responder accepts the puppet (2S), what now?

I assume the last 4 lines can occur after opener's 2H (?).
April 14
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I think I understand most of what is opined here (including the complex conversation between Michael R. and Ed R.) but I still feel that I'm at the tea party in Alice in Wonderland!
April 13
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I have trouble agreeing with any scheme involving key cards or or one of the “woods” when responder holds one or both minors
(voids are prevalent). I feel less troubled with control bids only after a suit is agreed.
April 10
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Note that the West hand is 5-6. If 4-6, a double would presumably be more appropriate. I would infer that 3S by West must be showing 5 spades, not simply 4.
April 9
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To date, we have 30 votes, all for 3S.

Are we inferring that opener must have five spades since he didn't reopen with a double?
April 7
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Apart from your call, would you have opened 2C if playing expert standard?
April 7
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“outmoded” bad choice on my point. Perfunctory may be a better word. Another example would be “thank you” when dummy comes down. I'm sure others could come to mind.

Incidentally, asking/giving permission for an opponent to play your cards while you take a break would seem to be a technical
and deplorable violation of the laws in the mind of Ed R.'s purist.
April 6
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Methinks the “may I see your hand” is an outmoded courtesy similar to the North player's “welcome to our table” in a match point club game.

It seems childish not to comply with a request, time permitting, laws or no laws.
April 6
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Jim, re-read Peg Kaplan's “Real Rewards.”
April 5
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Yes, we play it for grins (even against the Polish club).
April 4
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I should add that in addition to the OP the only thing my computer accesses is You Tube and something like Sly and the Fox.
April 4
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Either would be a nifty addition, particularly for tournament play
April 4
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Actually, Gary, paid subscibers were in excess of 20,000 in late 1966 (when McCall' Corp. sold TBW to EK) and are now less than 5000 – but that's not relevant to the context of this discussion.

Date correction made.
April 4
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This is a good post/thread to file away for future reference as the Polish Club or its variations picks up steam in ACBLand.
April 3
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BK,
Please explain.
April 3
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Congrats. Good to hear.
April 3
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I suppose 10-second timers might be good but even better would be 20-second timers after the opening lead.
April 3
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Not me Gary,
I hope it remains much as is.
April 3
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Anything beats calling them a couple of chairs (pro-talk).
April 3
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You guys seem to know more than what I know.
April 3
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