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It probably should be, but I think it will be a while for the multi 2D and its 2H and 2S “foals” to become a dead horse in acbland.
Nov. 15
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As I read it, any number of variations of the multi 2D and the related 2H-2S openings are permitted in regional+ open pair events (under most circumstances) as well as a number of kos, all of which will continue to require appropriate defenses (acbl provided or home grown).

I suspect, initially, that the movement in a pairs game might bog down, but all will work out in due course without too much fuss.
Nov. 15
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I note that the language relative “defense-databases” hasn't been updated as yet. Currently, it's as follows:

https://www.acbl.org/tournaments_page/charts-rules-and-regulations/tournament-specific-regulations/defense-database/

I gather than the specifics will continue to apply to these some 18 agreements (which have been mid-chart).
Nov. 15
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And a few others!
Nov. 15
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Here are two excerpts from the new official charts:

1) From Chart Usage, Introduction

“Open+ Chart:

At a Regional
(including regional events at an NABC):
● applies in any 3+-session event with no masterpoint limit;
● applies in any 2-session event with no masterpoint limit as long as there isa 2-session event with a masterpoint limit on the same day”

2) From Openings, Open+ Chart, Restrictions:

"5.
A Multi 2D(weak in either major) is permitted in segments longer than 5 boards."


Isn’t this second excerpt incomplete? If not, please explain what I’m missing.

Incidentally, the 1-pager on Open+ Chart usage on page 23 of the November ACBL Bulletin is clearly helpful
Nov. 15
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Gary, I gather the human trait of “the luxury of not bothering” runs deep even among bridge players :)
Nov. 13
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Currently, most play is without tablets. So why the comment?
Nov. 12
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The CC is supposed to “belong” to the opponents. Not as a self-reminder to the writer. Asking should not be a requirement unless it is not clear.
Nov. 12
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I agree with Richard that Danny missed the short-strokes of my post.
Nov. 12
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Well, I don't know of any “Judy Smiths” who are currently active. If anyone does, please send me a PM :)
Nov. 12
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The Florida regionals this winter season rate to do well, perhaps as “compensation” for not attending the Hawaii nationals.

The Memphis nationals notched a decent count of about 9600 tables in March 2012 even though Gatlinburg followed soon thereafter, as it will in 2019.
Nov. 12
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Perhaps Danny Sprung will spring into this discussion and provide some specific enlightenment regarding the multi and its variations with respect to the open+ chart (or is it the open as well?)
Nov. 12
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“Rulings” is not the horse's mouth. Other avenues are available.
Nov. 11
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An assumption:

Richard's view above might well become the prevalent method for the 2D bid among most multi users in ACBL open+ chart competition.

If you currently so play or intend to play that method, what alternatives for the 2H and 2S bids do you use or expect to consider?
Nov. 11
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Tomas: Congrats on the clever use of the “pv” :)
Nov. 10
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We still have tons of pennies in the USA. How archaic is that?
Nov. 10
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There is an upside about it. Do what you can to end the gun horror.
Just saying…
Nov. 8
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Jeff, I hope someone will as well. My vague memory is that the presentation was not as compelling or buttoned-up as it might have been and lacked explicit documentation. I sensed that the backers counted on Hamman as a Force (which he surely is) to carry the day.
Nov. 7
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4C.
Nov. 7
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With regard to Gary's post – recent regional and sectional attendance – I thought that “the drift” if not the actual numbers was essentially “old hat.” If so, where's the surprise?
Nov. 7
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