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I should say could make - don't know if I would. There WAS a weak 2 at my table. Stiff honor is 3:2 against (vs. stiff small).

It's not impossible that the long hand has 4 s, though, which would require playing s “normally.”
March 6
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It'll actually make 5. Just can't take the safety play, but instead, cater to Q10xx in the short hand. Have to take the tap at T2, come to hand and lead a toward K9x. LHO must split. Win K and pass 9. Still have low in dummy to handle (potential) 2nd tap.
March 6
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It was ~ the 4.
March 6
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At our table, the oppenents were bidding:
P-(2S)-Dbl-(3S)
Dbl-(P)-4-(P).
Partner had to decide whether to raise or not. 4 wasn't in the picture, as the Responsive Dbl was minors oriented.
March 5
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You can't get close to 3% in a MM account.
Feb. 27
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Misread the auction. :)
Feb. 26
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Too good to splinter, IMO.
Feb. 25
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Might be going for 800, but I would have bid 4 over 4.
Feb. 25
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Really need to know what 2N is.
Feb. 21
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I don't really disagree. However, as now stated (1 month @$7.99), it would pay for itself. Extending for more months would involve a short-term loss, so would need to be couched as an investment in the future, with a cost/benefit analysis.
Feb. 21
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Are you proposing that they receive 3 ACBL Bulletins as part of the $7.99 fee? I don't know the costs associated with the printing and mailing, but it seems possible ACBL could lose money on them, if so. Especially, given that half the fee is paid to the recruiter.
Feb. 21
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X and I do play Lebensohl here.
Feb. 20
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I play as Kit. Also, 1H-1N-2H-2S-2N-3H is better than direct 3H. Tends to also have interest in 3N.
Feb. 19
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I think this, like some of the other “Big Ideas,” seems like someone is just throwing stuff out hoping something will stick. Hopefully, this doesn't stick.

Does anyone who is proposing moving tournaments to clubs realize that many people play tournaments with people who don't live in their city? Is one supposed to travel to play in club games?
Feb. 19
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… and barbed tails.
Feb. 3
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Bernie was on the team, BTW, partnering Ron Smith (Chattanooga).
Jan. 27
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Yeah, I was there. I think it was summer of 2001.
Jan. 27
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I play that is just inv. with a direct 4 forcing.
Jan. 27
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I play it forcing, but not to game. We can get out in 3 or 4. You could play it NF, if you play 3M = shortness. But I prefer that bid with long s, not a 2-suiter.
Jan. 27
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I'll walk the dog. I doubt if you'll buy it with a direct 6 bid. 7X might be worse than 4+2, if somehow they pass out my 4 bid. I only see 3 likely tricks on defense.
Jan. 27
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