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I opted for 2 thinking that I wanted partner to evaluate his holding in that suit for purposes of slam. Partner thought that my sequence (2 followed by 4) was an overbid and suggested 2NT.

The slam was cold with KQx,AKxxx,xx,AKx opposite.
Oct. 13
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Three different events over a year. But getting people to show up.
Oct. 12
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Turned out to be nearly impossible to hold interest for players, especially on teams that were out of contention, for even 4 sessions, let alone a whole year. The culture of “competing for your club” has not taken hold here, and in general, in the colonies there is more of an individualist streak than in the UK or, for that matter, pretty much anywhere else in the world.

I would love to see the idea of league competition take hold here. But this morning, I lack the stamina to force these players to do what I know will be fun for them.
Oct. 12
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OK, Jeff. Don't play in this game then.

Btw – re staring at a screen – are you being paid for your time here?
Oct. 12
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I wish my cell phone had a virtual rotary dial also. Because . . . well, really.
Oct. 12
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October 11, 2018 was the final session of the Fall League for U562. That marks our full allocation of Extended Play Team League competitions.

The usual suspects were the winners, and in general, I am too worn out to champion these events in the future. At least that's how I feel this morning.

We'll see if I get more enthusiastic over time.
Oct. 12
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2/1 except when suit is rebid.
Oct. 11
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Most IP owners (Coolio excepted) are more than happy to have their work re-distributed. What causes a problem is when the re-distributor begins to profit off the endeavor. And generally the rights owner can't afford to enforce against a bridge teacher because . . . well bridge teachers don't live in the highest rent ZIP Codes (unless they are in someone's pool house).

That said, I advise artists and repurposers to negotiate an agreement while you're broke. Because the price will go up once you sell a few hundred thousand copies.
Oct. 10
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A bit more than 10-12.
Oct. 9
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I saw it. In the past week. Wed Afternoon, 10/3, The Common Game. S held all 5 keys with the Q and opened 2, rebid 3 after which N launched into RKC and landed in 6NT when S misresponded.

N: K853 KQ96 5 Q875
S: AJ2 A AKQ643 AK3



The grand (in s, s or NT) depends on 3-3 s (and 3-3 s in the case of s, both of which happened).
Oct. 9
Jim Perkins edited this comment Oct. 9
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The Bad Spade is a forcing club system with transfer positive responses to the strong 1 opening starting with 1 = 4+ s and AK (anywhere) or better in Responder.

Thus, 1 (the Bad Spade) is the negative response after 1 but may also show 8-10 balanced with no 4 card MAJ.
Oct. 9
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Like the responses here, I ended up bidding 4 but I'm not at all comfortable that's the right bid and I strongly considered both stronger (4NT – every suit controlled except s which partner controls) and weaker (4 – see Brad C above) actions here.

Partner is: AK843 Q AKJ6 654 so the slam is on with either the finesse or 2-2s. Somewhere between 70% and 75% with a key bid being that 4 (whether last train or not) shows control.
Oct. 9
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I don't think anyone is going to receive any discipline for 1 incident. And probably not for 2. But once a pattern starts to develop . . . And that is the purpose of the memo system.
Oct. 7
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This may be appropriate at your level of competition Chris. I am working with INT/NEWs trying to move up to advanced.
Oct. 5
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I have made this point on this site before, but with tablets so many new forms of competition become possible that currently simply cannot be run because of the dozens (hundreds? (thousands?)) of sets of boards required.

Willing to give up my “making boards” income to see it happen.
Oct. 5
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Misclicks still happen. And even with a confirm feature, double misclicks still happen. etc.
Oct. 5
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Strongly analogous to “I could have x'd s for takeout initially but I didn't.”

1 - P - 1NT - P
2 - x . . . .

I hope people aren't thinking that this is ambiguous. Or else I have to change some lessons/black letter law. (Those that know me know that I rarely assert a bid is clearly unambiguous/fixed meaning everywhere always.)

Willing to be convinced otherwise (especially in the name of not corrupting young (to bridge) minds).
Oct. 5
Jim Perkins edited this comment Oct. 5
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As I mentioned earlier upthread, I am pretty much willing to turn anyone in the world's bridge book into .pbn format. Provided I have permission and reasonable compensation arrangements are made for the author and the data entry process.

“We should do it” doesn't really move me.
Oct. 4
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I tried three times to disagree with you as to the first sentence (based on the fact that there are a theoretically finite number of bridge hands). And most recently got a phishing screen on my google chrome advising me that my logins had been compromised. I guess you're connected.
Oct. 3
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I started to answer but decided I couldn't. If I want the suit continued, the 2. If I don't, the 9. Can't tell from the information given whether I want this or not.
Oct. 3
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