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That’s usually because vugraph operator could not keep up with player’s speed. Can’t blame the operators because sometimes the last few tricks are played super fast.
Source: myself, have done vugraph once
Aug. 18
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I play defense over 1NT overcall almost the same way as defense against weak notrump. So over 1 - (1NT) - X - 2, I play forcing pass through 2, means that my bids over 2 are:
Pass: strong hand with no clear direction or strong interest in penalty
Double: takeout but not void in
2/2 = natural weak
2NT = lebensohl
3 = GF natural

So using this defense method, I would have bid 2NT over 2

If forcing pass is in agreement but lebensohl is not, then for this situation I would bid 3 over 2 which should be NF.
Aug. 17
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I am not sure if this is the general treatment. However I believe that experienced partnerships should have an agreement on this.
Aug. 17
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Partner denies 3 and 5. Check.
Partner taking out on . Check.
partner has at least 4, therefore I bid 3.
Unless you play X here as penalty…
Aug. 17
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I am currently thinking about a system with short club (2+c) opening with 1 round forcing and transfer response. Is there any system like this that exist already which I can take some inspiration from?
Aug. 15
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Seem to me that N passed just to show a better hand than 3/4 direct. And somehow EW misbidded the hand. If EW play penalty double over 4, W should bid 5H, if EW play DSIP double, then W should X, W takes blame on this board.
Aug. 15
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Canadian U26 Junior team is currently at the top after their first round win against New Zealand. I know this placing is very temporary but I still feel proud for them. The team consist of Darien Cozart, Sam McIlwain, Xu Yang, Spencer MacDonald, Kaiti Jiang (Tim) and Xiang Chen Zhu (Johnson).
Both Zhu and Jiang were brought into bridge by me with the McGill University bridge club, and I partner with both of them regularly. Zhu was also my partner for the 2018 CNTC-C winning team. I would like to wish them good luck. And also thank Multi-time Canadian champion Bryan Maksymetz for coaching the team and being the NPC. Also thank Benoit Lessard for seriously coaching the McGill bridge club for free since 2016.

EDIT: not doing too hot now, but go Canada!
Aug. 9
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Will the games be on Vugraph?
Aug. 3
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That sounds more like 6-9HCP with 6 diamonds to me
Aug. 3
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Does anyone play 3 here as forcing (a hand stronger than 4)?
Aug. 3
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Does N have a choice when S pass 3?

As N, it just seems that you cannot afford to pass 3 while NS are in a GF auction. So pass by S is almost forcing no matter if you agree to play forcing pass or not. Therefore, forcing pass method here is probably more optimal for this situation. If playing forcing pass, it would make sense that S should double 3 and N can make the last intelligent bid, which in my opinion should be passing. And if S had a penalty oriented hand, S should pass 3 and pass N's subsequent double.

However, I am not familiar with BAM strategies so maybe you can afford to let opps play 3 undoubled while your side is GF in BAM.
Aug. 3
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Good hand to persuade people to use 2-way nmf
Aug. 3
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Very likely a long semi-solid suit that is unable to bid gambling 3NT / rebid 3NT over 1. if you have that last honor, bid 3NT with stop or bid 3 without a stop.

Something like
Ax
x
AQJxxxxx
Kx

An easy 3NT bid would be
xxxx
JTxx
Kx
xxx
Aug. 1
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Great news! Would acbl ever consider streaming on other platforms such as twitch.tv?
Aug. 1
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Is 2 on unfavorable vulnerability 2nd seat with KT9xxx KQx Jx xx a junior bid?
July 31
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It's an agreement just for my partnership. In standard I would agree bidding 4
July 31
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It's a close call but I would consider 3 instead of 2 over double.
For this situation I would just pass.
July 31
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Hard to solve this hand with standard system.
I play re-transfer here where 3 shows E's hand (and only promise 4) W can now bid 3 to show fit and E can do control bid or keycard with 4 or quant with 4NT.
July 31
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I play 4 here as forcing to 4 and showing a control.
July 31
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Can we assume that E has at least 4 card from the play of A - 3 - 6?
July 9
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