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I think that the primary purpose of convention cards is so that unscrupulous players can peak at their agreements. I want them off the table. Hand it to the opponents solves your issue and mine.
19 hours ago
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Once Stevens retired, she should have replaced him, so we could continue to have a bridge player on the court.
20 hours ago
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@Georgiana, yes, and this whole thread is a good example of this. I think we've killed this one to death. Time to move along.
Dec. 7
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“Could be short” might be an inadequate description, but if it was NF, it was also sufficient under the rules. I alert our 1 bids that could be short, but my partner prefers to announce “could be as short as zero,” which, if zero, you gotta have another 5-card suit somewhere, right? So I suppose is slightly less inadequate.
Dec. 6
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Clubs leads almost certainly came from the other side. East has a fairly natural club…
Dec. 6
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It only goes down 71 places and the event leaders from Day 2, Greco/Hampson are missing.
Dec. 6
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Could be right to pass, but that is a bit craven.
Dec. 5
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So we should take the Spingold and the Vanderbilt off the calendar, too, as they water down other events. This is the first fall national I've attended in about 15 years, and the Soloway was the main reason my partner was interested in doing this one. If it wasn't there, I'd be at home right now.
Dec. 5
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I see. North was declarer. So the partnership de-merit goes to Paul.
Dec. 5
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Soloway KO could easily be the best NABC event on the calendar. It drew 94 teams right after Thanksgiving while in conflict with an open 2-day pair event. That tells me it is a huge success and could help increase attendance. The field for the Soloway was very strong.
Dec. 5
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Also… did Nic lay the spades down on the right with a known fit and a contract of 6NT? Who does that?
Dec. 5
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You gotta admire his nerve to appeal this one, though.
Dec. 5
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There is a very good case that F1 is better than NF. You can afford F1 with a hand like xx xx Kxx KQJxxx, winding up in 3; but you cannot afford XX on x xx AQxx AKJxxx and have the auction come back to you with LHO bidding 3.
Dec. 2
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Robsons system notes aren't standard. It might be a better way or not, I haven't put much thought into it, since it is low frequency. As low frequency, defaulting to natural is best for me, as there is nothing to remember. And there I am, back to an unpassed hand bidding a new suit at the 3-level, and thinking that the standard treatment of that is forcing.
Nov. 30
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I don't think you can site BWS and extrapolate standard from that. There is also the “unlimited hand introduces a new suit at the three level” thing, which to me says GF.
Nov. 29
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I'd've started with a bidding poll. That would have located 3 for you. Now, just bid 6 and offer the choice. We're not bidding a grand anymore, so choice of strain is where it is at.
Nov. 28
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Sequence B is more about offering 3NT to me. Although if you said “Sequence B made 3 natural” I'd be OK with that.
Nov. 28
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My choice of verbs was not accidental.
Nov. 27
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Please the names of the NO voters. We need to evacuate those who voted against the preservation of the ACBL.
Nov. 27
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Well, who has two thumbs and called partner's hand though? I like PDI and use it, but I think we had enough clues here to figure out partner wasn't aceless.
Nov. 27
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