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With that hand, West would get his -ruff anyway
Aug. 12
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I think the rule is 9hp, but you are allowed to psyche with less if its not a partnership agreement
July 28
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If Q is covered I play low. Win the return, cross to dummy in trumps and ruff a high
July 27
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In Sweden, many placed a hand in front of the next one to bid. I found that very nice. Not just a fingertip at the edge of the table. Some are not alerting clear enough and some use the card. At many tables the card is missing many times, so clear alerts is also a thing I appreciate :)

Maybe I am not stupid ;)
July 27
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Playing with screens, you always alert. Whether it is annoying or not when playing without screen, I sure want to know what is going on. Maybe I have an agreement with my P that means something and if they dont alert anything, I am robbed of the privilege to use that agreement.

NOT alerting at all is ridiculous
July 27
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Depends on what trumps you have :)

Personally I like to lead aggressively unless I know my P cant have anything. That way my P knows where he/she can find me. Usually it works out quite fine
July 27
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2-2 : 3 = side suit in s

This is the advantage of playing multi, you can bake the single suit GF minor hands into it.

2-2 : 3 has any side suit, so continuously 3 is asking : 3M is nat and 3nt is side suit in

I know in US the Multi is generally not allowed, so you can use 2 as a strong hand with a single suited minor (not sure if that is allowed either). That way you can keep the same order of bidding after 2.
Weak 2 s has its merits, but it doesnt really preempt that much either.

NOTE:
I think that it is completely insane that Multi is banned, but you are allowed to open 2 being short and either 4405/3415 etc.
How natural is that?

The rest of the world plays Multi. The ACBL have to wake up!
July 26
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If North ruff your 2nd , you go down! ;)
July 26
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Silla and his partner did withdraw after 10 boards in a tournament in Spain when it was clear that Nunes was participating
May 12
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Just play 11-16 no matter what.
After Stayman, 2, 2 and 2 are 11-14
2nt 15-16 no 5card suit
3level 15-16 5card suits
May 15, 2018
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Yes, if the amount of video evidence had sprung from they won the junior WC, their cheating would have been documented over an even longer period of time.
Jan. 22, 2018
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Yes, we have known this for some time now. The CAS are totally helpless in cases not involving doping - where they do have a list of chemical components to check with.

Doesn't matter what this CAS verdict says:
We all know they are guilty
Jan. 22, 2018
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It is only in one club that I know of here in my area in Norway where the bridgemate shows the results.

In this club the cards are not played at the same time at all tables - which is normal everywhere else. Otherwise it wouldn't matter since it's normal (here) to get scores sheets after each round

a) The first rounds are either 100% - 50% - 0%, so you don't really get a picture of how you are doing if your scores are medium
b) The players normally get grumpy if you make a mistake and punch too fast so that they can't see the results - even thou they can look them up in the “library”
c) Players regularly complain that they can't understand why they did so bad since they started so well. Not understanding that their 100% in round 2 maybe was 30% in the end
d) It takes a lot of time with added discussions that are unnecessary

To be honest, this is the only negative thing I can say about this club. People are normally friendly, but for a sprinter like myself, the automatic mistake of being to fast with the bridgemate and then waiting out the discussions is really troublesome
May 24, 2017
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Online, they are “always” snippy.
Playing live I never experience this. A main problem online, is that many players there never play live so they don't know how to behave.
March 19, 2017
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Schneider was an Austrian world class player who lived and played for awhile in Scandinavia (Sweden and Norway mainly) from what I have been told, but still…

Many explain conventional bids with a name instead if saying what is shows. I really dont like when people alert at BBO saying “capp” and its not one of the 15 “regular” ones

I always explain
“both Majors”
“hearts”

etc…
March 18, 2017
Espen Kali Grebrof edited this comment March 19, 2017
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One of the most ridiculous conventions in bridge is in my mind the Swedish name for low encourage = Schneider :)
Feb. 28, 2017
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Yes, I know Multi-Landy. Many conventions have too many names :)
Feb. 27, 2017
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“Woolsey” doesn't mean much to me, sorry. How is his convention in that position? :)
Feb. 27, 2017
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“Try bidding 2♣ to show a hand with 5-4 in the majors. Partner can bid 2♦ to ask for your longer major.

A 2♦ overcall shows 5-5 in the majors.”

This is also a good treatment if your opponents bid
1/1 - (pass) - 1nt - …
Feb. 27, 2017
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I rather have it as s, but if I sit down with no agreement, then its both Majors. 2 as a preempt doesn't barrage a lot anyway, so can use it as both Majors.
So, it depends whether its a regular partner or someone else
Feb. 27, 2017
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