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I opened that hand 1 as dealer, so can't be in this position now, unless I miscounted first.
5 hours ago
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Agree
Jan. 10
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Henrik and Matt got this one right. I overlooked that the TD was called after the round was over. David, you really need to read the law more closely.
Dec. 31, 2019
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Easy ruling; down one. There are several normal lines after drawing trumps leading to one down, thus that’s what you should rule.
Dec. 30, 2019
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I expect partner to be void in hearts. I double, to show some cards; I didn’t need much to bid 4 in such a cramped auction. I expect partner to bid 6 most of the time.
Dec. 30, 2019
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Up here it’s standard to play present count if playing standard count and original count if playing upside down count; thus from an original holding of AJ72, you’ll return the deuce after winning the ace, whatever count you play.
Dec. 30, 2019
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There’s nothing pathetic at all in Gordon’s comment. Actually, it’s totally to the point, IMO.

I strongly disagree with your first comment, and Gordon responded quite well to it, whereupon you called it pathetic. I find such behaviour pathetic.
Dec. 21, 2019
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I know which of these comments I find pathetic, Gordon’s isn’t one of them.
Dec. 21, 2019
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You might convince that 4 - 4 is natural. But if you try to tell me that it’s to play, Inwouldn’t believe you. I could by it as a natural NF slam try, though.
Dec. 20, 2019
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No lie, rebid 2. Natural, promises no extras. In competition, where you can’t rebid 2NT without a stopper, a reverse can’t promise extras; else you’d have an unbiddable hand quite often.
Dec. 20, 2019
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For me, 2 here doesn't show reverse strength. I'd bid 2 with 12-14 (and four spades, of course), lacking a heart stopper. Partner could have a GH hand with 4 and longer s.
Dec. 20, 2019
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14+ to 18.
Dec. 18, 2019
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Facing a 15-18 NT sitting over the opener, I’m definitely forcing to game with this.
Dec. 18, 2019
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We play unbalanced 1, and open 1 on all 11-14 hands without 5cM that we identifies as balanced. We thus open 1 with 3352 and some 2452/4252. I even once opened 1 with 2362 and JTxxxx in diamonds.
Dec. 16, 2019
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3c spades for us.
Dec. 15, 2019
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We play 1-1M, 1NT showing clubs, since 2 is Gazzilli for us.

And we switch the major suit responses at the 1-level after 1. We actually play 2NT after a 1M response as a GF major suit raise.
Dec. 12, 2019
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Patrick: You’re wrong here. If the bidder notices that he pulled the wrong bidding card after 15 seconds, the law is absolutely clear: as long as his partner hasn’t bid yet, the bid can be changed.

The interesting part is how the TD could be certain that’s what happened, though. It would be very difficult for me to be sure enough of that to allow the change.
Dec. 10, 2019
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Held Euro Teams 1985 and 2002.
Dec. 5, 2019
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T/O of spades.
Dec. 5, 2019
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Why would you allow the 3NT bid? East has UI from partners alert of 2. Bidding 3NT over 3 is clearly based on UI; I would definitely adjust, ruling based on disallowing 3NT and probably replacing it with 4 and take it from there. Polling both the east and west hands would be needed.
Nov. 30, 2019
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