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1 would be forcing for me, so the system remains the same (except for pre empts) in whichever seat we open.
Nov. 26
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However, I'm not embarrased by a 1H-2H-3H-4H auction.
Nov. 26
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I hate the redouble (what's wrong with 1?) and the pass of 2.

I don't mind the 2 bid because we could have a misfit and a sensible partner isn't passing with the west hand.
Nov. 26
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Two wrongs don't make a right.
Nov. 26
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Actually several fire insurance companies were set up in London after the Great Fire in 1666. They would only put out fires at properties insured by them, hardly a model that would work today. Franklin simply copied this idea (like he did with many other things).

Ancient Rome had a municipal fire service.
Nov. 25
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Rule-of-11, yet they are still taught to lead 4th highest…

We teach attitude leads, lowest from a good suit, 2nd from rubbish (and Jxxx is rubbish).
Nov. 25
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Director pay is easy, we get to play for free.
Nov. 25
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Actually, for me (and many Weak NT players), the Stayman minimum is zero.
E.g. xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-x.

However, in that scenario, comparable call is irrelevent as I would be more than happy to pas.
Nov. 25
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Tomasz:
Imagine there's no hospitals, roads, fire stations…
Nov. 25
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JL: I suspect so. One of the arguments against raising tax allowances in the UK such that low earners pay no tax is that they would be upset that they were not contributing to the running of the state.

To put it simplistically, the state needs to raise a certain amount in taxation, if someone is evading tax the rest of us have to make up the shortfall. Imagine having a whip round in a bar and someone disappears to the toilet…
Nov. 25
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Progressive versus regressive taxation is a fundamental political discriminator.
Nov. 25
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This has now got political…
Nov. 25
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I don't think you can adjust Bud, the whole point of comparable call is to try to get a normal bridge result.
Nov. 25
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5 pairs (out of 20) found 7NT, 2 more bid 7

3 were in 6NT, 5 in 6

2 in 5, 1 in 5

1 in 3, 1 in 3NT
Nov. 25
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Standard methods?
Nov. 25
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So what difference do you think it will make to me on a daily basis?
Nov. 25
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Wish I had written that Henrik. :-)
Nov. 25
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…except diamonds….
Nov. 25
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I would have….
Nov. 25
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Because they thought it was weak.
Nov. 24
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