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Yes, it is legal and was legal under the GCC also. I have played such a convention and asked rulings@acbl.org before I played it.
11 hours ago
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Well, how would you bid this hand then?
Aug. 15
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Abstain: Defensive bidding system at fault for not being able to show a black 2-suited hand.
Aug. 15
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Keri over NT (by Klinger) uses 2 as a range ask and if responder is interested in a 4-cd major, he shows his (hiding openers possible 4-cd Major) with or without a game forcing hand. Also allows showing opener's 5-cd major if responder makes a G.F. relay of 2NT (after the initial relay to 2).
Aug. 15
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I lead 2nd best from poor unbid 4-cd suits so that partner will look for a switch without extra length or strength in the led suit.
Aug. 15
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OK Bridgewinners, I have played other versions of transfers and I am ONLY looking for experience or suggestions to improve 2-UNDER TRANSFERS ONLY!

In several of my other schemes 1NT is always used as a 5-4 major or 5-5 scheme - a scheme that has a very small probability of playing in NT.

A design with positive transfers to 4-cd Majors or better:
https://bridgewithdan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Ultra.pdf

C3: Copious Canape Club is an update of Ultra, not posted (pm for notes).
Aug. 15
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I believe it is 2 sections, 0-99 and 100-499. Can not find any posting on our web site.

Found a posting for July 31: 3 sections, don't know the bracket limits.
Aug. 12
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Off the top of my head: 50, 49, 46 tables for Pro-Am 2017 - 2019. We actively recruit for this event.

We have two teaching classes and several games that are limited, 0-499. The Wednesday limited game with a lecture draws 23 tables weekly. The newby teaching class started July 30 has 10 tables.

This has been our approach now for over 5 years. We also do 1-2 learn bridge-in-a-day classes each year. We spend a lot of money on advertising in the local papers and ACBL $ is helpful.

Knoxville Association of Bridge Clubs runs 8 games a week at the club. Another 8 games a week are run at clubs within 30 minutes of Knoxville.
Aug. 12
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Final table count is 464 up 52 (13%) from 2018. Bridge is doing well in Knoxville, TN! :)
Aug. 11
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bridgewithdan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Ultra.pdf

August 10, 2019 updated site
Aug. 10
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Life Master or 500 MPs.
Aug. 10
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Transfers, then distribution showing, and finally controls (Beta for Aces and Kings) if it seems appropriate. I currently play semi-positive transfers at the 1-level and positive transfers at the 2-level.

Several years ago Benito Garozzo stated that control showing as in their Blue Team Club was no longer his preferred methods and not to be recommended.

Old version that is major-centric (4-card Major Transfers):

www.bridgewithdan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Ultra.pdf
Aug. 10
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6:30 pm
Aug. 9
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One Session, 5 brackets (9 or 10 tables each) Thursday pm.
Aug. 8
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History of canapè: Canapé bids were originated in 1936 by the late George O. Charron of Nashua, past president of the New Hampshire Bridge Association. A few years later the late Jack Kushner of Springfield, Mass. injected canapé bids into the Tierney Notrump System (TNT) that was originated by Edgar Tierney of Westfield.

Today many top players of this area still play canapé in major tournaments with deadly effect. About 15 years ago the late Pierre Albarran of Paris introduced canapé into Europe and he developed the modern French bidding style so today 49,999,999 Frenchmen are right. The top Italian players were quick to adopt canapé bids to base their world-championship-winning systems, both the Roman Club & the Neapolitan Club . Reference: George Coffin, NBC: Natural Big Club, 1969, p.158.

Pierre Albarran's 1946 booK: BRIDGE, Novelle methode of nomination les jeux bicolores, “Le Canapé”, 219 pages plus two fold out summary tables.
Aug. 6
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As a club director I would rule the same. As a team member I would not appeal, no change in VP.
Aug. 1
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I have my own index of CTC, but it is incomplete. I will look for an entry for Kokish-Kraft tonight.

8:30 pm EDT Sorry, my index stoped before 2009.

Kokish & Kraft played a natural base system with many special agreements with some K-S influence and some of their own ideas.
Aug. 1
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Good point. I have been told by a teaching director that double can not be a comparable call. However, I don't agree. A Power Double (15+ hcp, any distribution) can be a comparable call in some situations.
July 31
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This is not an off shape takeout double in my book.

Try xxx AKxx Ax Kxxx (one unbid suit with less than 3-cards.
July 23
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