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You don't need to. I just wasn't sure which one you did the calculations for. (I systematically open my 1N with 5 card majors as well)
Sept. 23, 2014
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How does that apply when the 1N opener systematically opens with or without a 5 card major?
Sept. 22, 2014
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I don't think that's correct. It's midchart to play 1M-2C as a limit raise in the major or 2+ clubs GF. That's the response I've gotten from several directors.
Feb. 27, 2014
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It just seems unfortunate that this will always be second to real events. I'm thankful for an event like this which allows college students to compete, but there are obviously many questionable results this weekend, more so than the three qualifiers I've participated in.

As Jimmy/Zhuo stated, it doesn't seem possible that a team that qualifies through the online qualifier ends up with 1/10th of the average VPs at the live event.

I really hope those results are looked into. If not, it just seems like this event isn't taken seriously at all by the ACBL. Especially for the amount of money invested into the college players, it seems like just a little more attention would be directed towards it to make sure both, the round robin and the knockout, is entertaining and that the players playing are deserving of their 100% free trip.
Feb. 17, 2014
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Sorry, I meant the desired rules M. Bodell desired. My apologies.
Aug. 16, 2013
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I mean under your desired rules, this would be possible.

“A rule I'd like is not harder to defend against is if any call would be legal then so is any lower call with the same meaning.”
Aug. 16, 2013
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“If it's legal for 1C to mean 16+, it is also legal for a pass to have that meaning”, then you also get transfer openings at lower level events…
Aug. 16, 2013
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I've played it as Minor Stayman or both minors weak or diamonds weak, but not as both or either weak.
March 10, 2013
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Playing WNT and Precision, 1-2 is probably GF
Feb. 9, 2013
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Asking your Asian opponents if they're playing precision before even checking their card.
Sept. 23, 2012
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If he's doing this on purpose, he has a point. The bidding polls are getting annoying and taking up the front page of the other articles. The random “What's Your Call” reminds me of spam. It's been deterring me from visiting the site, and that might be true for other people.

Bridge winners needs a specific tab for bidding problems. As it has tabs for Author, Series, and Tournaments, the website should reserve one tab for “Bidding Problems”
Sept. 9, 2012
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The trend of keeping a system consistent could apply to Clubs and Diamonds as well.

I tend to play 1S-1N-2C as 5332 or 4+ clubs and 1S-1N-2D as 4+ diamonds. Unfortunately, it's a lot more difficult to do so in 1H-1N-2C and 1H-1N-2D, if you do not play flannery (Needs 2D to be 3+ because of the 4531 hand)

It's too easy to give up clubs as “clubs or balanced”. Similarly, I play 1M-2C as “clubs or balanced” and forcing 1M-2D to be 5+ diamonds or 1444.

This could also fit into the openings, where 1C is “clubs or balanced” and 1D is “4+ diamonds, unbalanced” or even a simple change making 1C to be clubs or 4432 and 1D to just be 4+, any.
Sept. 5, 2012
Kendrick Chow edited this comment Sept. 5, 2012
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If I recall, the only non-artifical “short” opener is if 1C is natural or is 4=4=3=2. I would think that psyching a nebulous 1D opener should be illegal.
May 5, 2012
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