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I use multi vs multi 2 Diamonds defense (https://www.chrisryall.net/bridge/multi-v-multi-2d.htm). It works great and is worth the price of admission just to see the expression on the opponents face when we pull out our 3 page defense. One opponent said, “well I don't know whether you can use that we have to have a copy”.
April 18
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The director wasn't interested and didn't even look at the East hand. I wanted the director to ask East what he thought when he bid 2C. Sometimes people inadvertently admit the truth, such as “anchor suit” by West.
April 15
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I agree in retrospect that I probably should have bid 3H at my second turn to bid, but I don't agree with South asking about the 2C bid at his first turn as I would have sensed that something was up. Also I think the same would be true had I asked about the 2C bid at my turn to bid and then bid 3H. I did look at their card and saw it was marked: Michaels-minors-majors. I guess we have no choice but to ask immediately to protect ourselves.

As for South bidding 2H's, I play this shows something in hearts and interest in playing NT if I can stop spades.
April 14
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East is the mentee and the card was checked Michaels-min-maj?? I think East got confused about “anchor suit” and deliberately chose to bid 2C with this hand.
April 14
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Good comments. I think either East was confused or deliberately decided to bid 2C, knowing that if West bid hearts they could bid Spades and show longer Spades. Begs the question of what “anchor suit”. East claimed the 2C bid was a mistake???
April 14
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This what I think East understood from the mentor, maybe mistakenly. But they have played together many times and it is hard to see how this mistake could have been made and that it is the first time this has happenened. That is why I wanted the director to explore further.

I am very familiar with “Bailey” and why I asked about the bid before bidding 4 Clubs. West told the director that the anchor suit would be longer???
April 13
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Ed would you elaborate. I was stopped cold by the director and new enough not to argue further.
April 13
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I don't understand your comment. There was no issue of break in tempo.
April 13
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That is exactly what I thought. North was happy with his 5 Diamonds J10XXX plus the King of Clubs.
March 12
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John, thanks for your contributions. I am interested in your thoughts on why 1S less likely with the alert.
March 12
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“The facts are they didn’t rule 3no trump down 1 they split allowing the 2 hand s holding 25 highs to play 5 clubs down 1 half the time and 4 clubs making the other half.” This is worse how could the director rule that we were down one at 5 clubs and you were allowed to play 4 clubs, making. Had North (who was a man) bid 1S the bidding probably would have gone 2S by partner, 3S by South, pass by me (I now effectively have a nine HCP hand with 2 Spade losers) 4 Clubs by partner, P-P-P.
March 12
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My reason for posting this article was not to cast aspersions on the DIC or the opponents but to see if anyone else had every experienced this. As I said, this was a first for me in over 50 years of playing bridge.
March 9
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I don't understand your comment. Are you wanting me to name the DIC and opponents.
March 8
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Given the situation that occurred maybe I should have asked the question, what lead would you have made holding the South hand? Obviously North must hold something that got him all fired up when told that the double should have been alerted. Is it a heart card or is it a Spade suit? If it is a Spade suit why didn't he just bid one spade?
March 8
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My partner wasn't sure, but I have always played this as support double.
March 8
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North did not ask what the bid meant as he had played many times against me and knew for certain that it was a support double. As you say, if he thought otherwise he should asked. He was happy with his 5 diamonds and the club king.

The DIC never offered to speak to me about the overruling or why.
March 8
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Exactly, and the table result would have been either 4 Clubs making or 5 Clubs down one. Since 4 Clubs making was a possible table result, it seems that 3NT-1 is beyond the pale.
March 7
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Ed is correct, I was not in the room when the DIC made the decision to overturn the first director's ruling. A teammate at the other table was told of the decision and that we could appeal. I was so appalled by this that I elected not to pursue the matter further.
March 7
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A responder above said 90% of ACBL players do.
March 7
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North has about 11000 MPs and is in the top ten of Dallas players-the players polled were definitely his peers.
March 7
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