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I have “almost forcing” in my notes. After an overcall, I play jump advance as “almost forcing - overcaller only passes with a terrible/useless hand'.
I have another situation where I might have used the same words; Takeout double followed by jump in new suit. But there I said ”Forcing unless advancer has yarborough". Cue then suit is Forcing.
March 7
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Gerben: If you knew my history, you'd know the answer. And, at one time, it would have been not my fifth choice, but my FIRST.
March 7
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Shockingly, I've discovered that my position on this subject may not have been absolutely correct.

So my answer to the OP question, as I see it phrased, would be ‘Other - I don’t know'. Or, maybe, ‘Other - the game should split into two - substances allowed and substances not allowed’.

However, one part of my opinion has not changed. If having ‘drug control’ means that we also have the CAS (or any body of non-bridge players) having the power to make determinations such as they did with Fantoni-Nunes, I'd much sooner have players be allowed to take anything they want - with no reprisals.

Of course, we could have no IOC involvement and then make our own drug rules. If that was propsed, it would currently put me in the ‘I don’t know' category. Until a couple of days ago, I believed as Kit did. But some other smart people I respect have a different viewpoint - and I am wavering.
March 6
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If partner had a NF 4 bid it means he had a 3 bid.

The OP question would be less clear (at least to me) if the auction were (3)X-(3)X, (P)4
March 6
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With 4-4 in majors 5-7, I would either bid 1 and double 2 or double 1 and double 2. Which I did would depend on the quality of each suit. That is, if I were willing to act twice. If only willing to act once (probably because I have poor hearts and 3(+)-card ), I'd bid 1 and subside.
March 6
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Really? That's surprising - because the egos of bridge players seem to be larger than that of the general population. Which is actualy pretty strange, when one considers how humbling a game it is…
March 6
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RHo has 4-card and follows to two diamonds. When you cash the 4th , you have to pitch the last from dummy. Now you lead a and West follows. You don't know where the last heart is, so you still have a guess.

If you take the right book to bed, you might be able to sleep well. But not if you want to solve it yourself.
March 5
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David C: “Munday made reference to a red herring. Then Michael wrote, ”red herrings“, nothing more.”

My comment came approximately ten hours before Jim's comment.
March 5
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4 would be my fifth choice. Sixth choice at imps (the OP specified matchpoints).
March 5
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On this hand, that goes for both of us - though I think my blackout was bigger than yours.
March 5
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“The statutes, practice and activities of the IFs within the Olympic Movement must be in conformity with the Olympic Charter…”

Did you actually read the entire Olympic Charter? Impressive. My memory is that it was several hundered pages long.
March 5
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Please don't flag this. It says so much more about Ian Grant than it does about Geir - and should be left as a permanent reminder.. Just as my comment here says more about me than it does about Ian Grant.
If he was somehow joking, and I misunderstood, then I apoloigize.
March 5
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David L: Theoretically, perhaps. In practice, it's very difficult to find the ‘perfect’signal on each hand. And also difficult to react pefectly to partner's signal.
If leader has AKxx and switches at trick 2 because your encouraging card was not clear, that might not be good.
March 5
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On K you pitch one spade. If 10 falls you can lead J and claim, no?
March 5
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Pete M: Regarding asymmetric systems, I always thought they wre against the laws - because that's what many have told me. If you're correct, I will be happy to hear it.
March 5
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Presumably, he will pitch a in tempo. He's looking at Jxx and can defeat if is partner has J
March 5
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Will R: I had a blackout re 2-2 clubs. But see my replies to Kit elsethread as to why I still think to 10 is best.
March 5
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However, now that I've (hopefully) come to my senses, I still prefer to 10. Play K and (for the majority of Easts) be guided by the count they gave in .
March 5
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Sorry was having a blackout. It's the same guess whether you play to K or to 10. Forgot I'm claiming on 2-2 clubs
March 5
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David L: It's not - I was having a blackout.
March 5
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