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Under the previous version of the laws, ‘most favorable result probable’ (which may not be accurate, I don't remember) applied, afaik, only in the ACBL. So there will be plenty of people from other jurisdictions who are probably asking what the hell you're talking about.
25 minutes ago
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Too often the case, Peg. :-(
an hour ago
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My partner doesn't know all the books I've read. Hell, I couldn't name them all. :-)
an hour ago
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That everybody does it doesn't make it legal. A TD should tell a player that he doesn't care what “everybody” does, what he did, and what he did was illegal, so the ruling is based on that fact.
an hour ago
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“Excuse me, director, but is that ruling in accordance with the laws and regulations governing this tournament?”
2 hours ago
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What would make an adjustment severe?
2 hours ago
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These are all still true:
declarer had not yet decided what to play;
Not in evidence.
declarer didn't call for a card; True.
dummy thought he did Not in evidence.
and placed a card in the played position; True.
defender was misled by this into thinking that a card had been played. Not in evidence.

Three of these five are based on assumption. Only two are definitely true.
8 hours ago
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“Ljubljana: 5 euros for 30 boards and you get a glass of wine and some nibbles at the end.”

Here, by the time the slow-pokes are finished, half the players are at least half-way home. Of course here the nibbling goes on throughout the game. No wine though.
8 hours ago
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The word or the method?
20 hours ago
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I remember that one time. Others, nope. Memory's a funny thing.

I was born in 1947, and commissioned in 1976.
21 hours ago
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Acol is a proper name, not an acronym.
22 hours ago
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Which should be followed immediately by an opponent's “Stop!”
22 hours ago
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The Bridge World gives “control” five meanings. The fourth one is "(The Bridge World suggests avoiding this usage.) A unit of evaluation in which aces count two and kings count one.

Unfortunately, TBW does not say with what one might replace this usage, and I can find no reference in their dictionary to “2-1 points”. Maybe I missed it.

I've always referred to these as “Neapolitan Controls”, which is how they were called when I learned them.

The ACBL defines "Control Bid: A bid usually used to investigate slam and not intended as a place to play, which denotes a control (usually first or second round) in a specific suit. The control need not be in the denomination named."
22 hours ago
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Fair enough, I suppose.
22 hours ago
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Hm. Amnon has provided evidence (“hand waving” “decipher”) not in the OP. Does that change anyone's opinion as to the correct ruling?
22 hours ago
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Only in the ACBL, as far as I know.
22 hours ago
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Just out of curiosity, David, if you want to use a gender neutral pronoun, what's wrong with the English “one”?
June 19
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Perhaps you should have said that in the first place. Or did the players continue the play after you were called?
June 19
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Unless the director screwed up. :-)
June 19
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It means there has has to be a good reason.

The law Richard cites has been on the books since at least 2007, and probably longer.

A player can't waive rectification on his own. Perhaps that's what the director meant.
June 19
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