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Can I have a Paisley pattern one please.
Dec. 16, 2015
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I think one thing you can safely say Nick is that the Maverick Club is without peers…
Dec. 16, 2015
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There is no other sport or game in the world which would accept such an intrusive solution to cheating. I think it was a big mistake to introduce them in the first place, and they have not proved effective. Get rid of the screens and properly police the play.
Dec. 15, 2015
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Sorry Anant, it doesn't matter what you think, the lawmakers say otherwise.
Dec. 15, 2015
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That's true but its only an issue if you don't compete over a 2C opening. We regularly see Benji players opening 2C (supposedly equal to an acol strongc2 in any suit) with hands that are more suitable for a high level pre-empt.
Simply overcall with a decent suit and opening values and they are destined for a poor score.
Dec. 15, 2015
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OK, so I find out they are using smart-arse signals at trick 7, so now I tank for 15 minutes trying to work it out. It is of course illegal for the opps to help.I hope its the last round and they have got buses to catch…
Dec. 15, 2015
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How about American Pie, because it reminds me of the day the music died.
Dec. 15, 2015
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Much more fun to come up with your own solutions and they are free.
Dec. 15, 2015
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If I lead anything other than a diamond my partner will kill me.
Dec. 15, 2015
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This looks like another cross-pond difference; f2f kibbers are a rarity in the UK.
Dec. 15, 2015
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I think it's a nice gesture by the players to allow kibbers, if any of the players objects then no kibbers should be allowed. Objecting to specific kibbers is a whole new ball game.
Dec. 14, 2015
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So this internationally important stuff isn't just confined to 10 days (or so) around the Denver NABC….
Dec. 14, 2015
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OOPS!


so still leading a spade and now ducking the diamond.
Dec. 14, 2015
Ian Grant edited this comment Dec. 14, 2015
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“When the weak notrump opening was new…”

How old are you?
I've been playing weak NT for over 40 years…
Dec. 14, 2015
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Alan, it is entirely legal for me to take as long as I want over the play of a card. Sometimes it won't be ethical to do so.
Legal does not equal ethical.
Dec. 14, 2015
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..and with JT7…
for every example one can construct there's an obvious counter-example.
Dec. 14, 2015
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We play UDCA on our leads and standard count on declarer leads. However; surely an honour card is encouraging even when playing UDCA?
Dec. 14, 2015
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Even if its legal it is definitely sharp practice; this method is obviously designed to mislead or confuse declarer. Clever it may be, ethical it certainly isn't.
Dec. 14, 2015
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Now it's easy, up with the D!A and lead a small heart.
One reason for leading a trump is to maintain the heart lead for an exit, there is a small, but non-zero, chance of being end-played otherwise.
Dec. 14, 2015
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Well I'm leading a spade at trick 1…
Dec. 14, 2015
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