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Might be going for 800, but I would have bid 4 over 4.
Feb. 25, 2018
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Really need to know what 2N is.
Feb. 21, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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X and I do play Lebensohl here.
Feb. 20, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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… and barbed tails.
Feb. 3, 2018
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Bernie was on the team, BTW, partnering Ron Smith (Chattanooga).
Jan. 27, 2018
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Yeah, I was there. I think it was summer of 2001.
Jan. 27, 2018
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I play that is just inv. with a direct 4 forcing.
Jan. 27, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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Opps likely to save on that auction.
Jan. 27, 2018
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Partner freely bids 2 with 4333 and 2 queens, Red v. White?
Jan. 27, 2018
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Where is Al Roth when we need him?
Jan. 27, 2018
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Yeah, “setting trumps” is a little too strong. I play it's a suit with at most 1 loser opposite a singleton. That doesn't mean it HAS to be trump.
Jan. 25, 2018
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Deleted. Redundant discussion.
Jan. 23, 2018
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It's true that I “might” wrongside the hand. OTOH, I may have trouble finding an 8 card spade fit, if I bid 3N. I also leave my partner guessing which hand type I have. If I'm always afraid of wrong-siding, how good of a hand do I still bid 3N with? What is my range? 19+ to what? You also have to shoehorn in the long minor suit hand type. When partner has a good hand that was not good enough to act over 2, he doesn't know whether to bid over 3N or not. You could play 4C asks size/hand type (I play this after (3x)-3N), but you could get too high if 3N bidder is min.

I'd rather differentiate between hand types and not just design a system for right-siding. Clearly, I have a problem with Kx or AQ of their suit. I may be stuck bidding 3N, then. But on most hands, I'd rather start with Dbl.
Jan. 22, 2018
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I would have an unbalanced hand (long suit with shortness possible in an off-suit). With a flexible, balanced hand, I'd start with Dbl. I would not want partner to take out to Hxxxxx of .
Jan. 21, 2018
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