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The board was canselled at the last table. I suppose both sides were awarded A- since both sides were at fault; one by first going to the wrong table, the other by opening out of turn. Both errors needed to make the board unplayable.
Aug. 25, 2013
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Natural per principle, though it looks odd here. So probably two places to play is better.
Aug. 25, 2013
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Just consider NOT having a neg X available.
Then you'd bid a forcing 1 with a four card suit. And partner would raise to 2 with a minimum and 4-card support (and some with only 3). Having the neg X partner raises to 2 with the same hands, and can rebid 1 with three.
Aug. 25, 2013
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Where's the nuts/insane choice?
Aug. 25, 2013
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To me 1 shows exactly 3, with four partner “raises” me to 2.
Even if partner could bid 1 with four, it's impossible that 4 now is slammish; with a slammish hand partner would have bid something else than a NF 1.
In this context, 4 is only informative, in case advancer is strong and looking for slam.
Aug. 25, 2013
Harald Berre Skjæran edited this comment Aug. 25, 2013
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I prefer the way Yuan play it. After the double I can play 2 when advancer holds a long suit and no fit in the majors.

If our Multi 2 is doubled, pass show diamonds, xx ask partner to bid his major and 2M is to play in my own suit.
Aug. 25, 2013
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A barometer is a real event.

I've never understood why bridge is the only type of competition where you don't know the standing all the time.

Barometers are great, you can change tactics towards the end, knowing what you're figthing for.
Aug. 24, 2013
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I've played what we call the Multi principle after Multi and different 2-way defenses over a strong 1 and 1NT for ages.

It's exactly the same as your Paradox Advances.

Playing natural makes no sense to me in this context.
Aug. 23, 2013
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1 is forcing for me and shows 4+ hearts. I bid 1 with four small. Partner won't expect more than four, but might raise with three, just as when he opened 1.
Aug. 23, 2013
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No offence taken! :)
Aug. 23, 2013
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I'm fully aware of how Howells and Mitchells work, Yu, being a seasoned TD. Howells are played in some of our clubs (probably 30-40%), Mitchell is an obsolete movement here now. :)

And I agree, discussing the scores early in those tournaments is useless.
Aug. 23, 2013
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In Norway it's standard to turn off this feature.

The fedreation provides the clubs and district federations with a scoring program (Tomas Brenning's Magic), where the default setting is that this feature is turens off. I don't know if any clubs has turnee it on.

Anyway, most play barometer tournaments, where all the board results are either presented on paper slips handel out during the next round or displayed on a projector scenen.
Aug. 23, 2013
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2NT, showing both minors.
Aug. 22, 2013
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1 last round for me.
Aug. 21, 2013
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Would have bid 2NT over 1NT. GF with unknown 2-suiter.
Aug. 19, 2013
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BW is a great site, where I spend far too much time. Great work by the BW staff, really impressive work. Also thanks to all contributors.
Aug. 17, 2013
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Double, not close.
Aug. 17, 2013
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Exactly the same happened in the rest of the world when the age limit for seniors was raised from 55 to 60 years some ten years ago.
Aug. 17, 2013
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I have a minimum for my 2, wouldn't have passed, but bid 2 last round.

Minimum since I'm completely balanced.
Aug. 16, 2013
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Abstained, since I'd have skipped relays after 1NT and showed my hand.
Aug. 16, 2013
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