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All comments by Ian Grant
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Call me old-fashioned but I'm just answering the question asked, I know that's difficult for Bridge players.
Oct. 12
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Bid, play, win!
Bridge, the ultimate card game.
Oct. 12
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Assumed-fit pre-empts, Muiderberg/Lucas and Ekren, with the associated re-birth of Multi-2.
Oct. 12
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If you are on Jeopardy then you better answer the question posed, no one cares if you think its rational or not.
Oct. 12
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The OP said attitude.
Oct. 12
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Answer a different thread.
Oct. 11
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Er yes, so x is x or Jx, but J is J.
Oct. 11
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Because if you have Jx you would play the x.
Oct. 11
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How does that help, you can't distinguish a singleton from any other holding.
Oct. 11
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I have dropped from AD to a 10, back up to the cusp of AC and down to a J. Life can be a rollercoaster.

Interestingly (?) our rating tends to go up in stronger fields (e.g. green point events) and down in weaker ones (e.g. club nights). Since we have recently played in relatively few events…
Oct. 11
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We want partner to switch and the J is much more likely to look like a singleton.
Oct. 11
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Yes, but I may pass some hands you wouldn't…
Oct. 10
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You don't need to; you have it in your hand…
Oct. 10
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I disagree; tonight I will be running a session for max-8 graded players. I act as standby and my rating will probably drop even if I win by some margin because the SoPP will be so low.
The highest graded player last week was a 6; luckily I didn't have to play.

I know someone who recently scored 67.59% and this was 0.62 below Par!
Oct. 10
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The major suit fit is what makes this suitable for a 2 response for me; playing Acol partner might not have 5 spades but could have a strong NT hand. Also 2 would be forcing for me.
Oct. 10
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2 would be forcing for me.
Oct. 10
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Are N/S playing Acol, and was 1 bid slowly; because 2 looks like a clear underbid to me, its worth 2 every day of the week.
Oct. 10
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The only change I would like to see in the EBU NGS is that sessions shouldn't count if there is a large disparity (say 12%) between the grades of the partners. This would help teachers and mentors maintain their ratings without worrying about playing with a beginner.

You can currently exempt a pair from a ratings change due to a session if you remember to do it before the session starts. However I think its only one pair and is obviously open to abuse.
Oct. 10
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Just buy a license for the EBU system; why re-invent the wheel?
Oct. 9
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Oct. 9
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