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1-30 David, not 1-15 and 17-31.
May 16, 2019
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Thanks for the reminder to book. By the way, my confirmation email says $165/night.
May 15, 2019
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Minor point - it was the round of 16.
May 14, 2019
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GF. Clubs or =4 hearts or single-suited
May 5, 2019
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Six votes for 4 at this table
May 5, 2019
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I bid 4 on a similar auction at the table (no double of 3)
May 5, 2019
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Sabine, I agree completely; I will take the same position as you and Roy.
May 3, 2019
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The majority play the teams and the pairs, so it evens out. I'm not sure it's worth the hassle for the players or staff to change to the ACBL model.
May 1, 2019
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The U16s has been great, and having an U13 category in an U16 pairs event is fine, but I don't see the value in getting nations to send two intermediates and four novices across the world to a teams event.
May 1, 2019
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I also once had 26 and 27 in the same set. When I was dealt the latter, RHO opened a (non-psychic) one-level opening and everyone at the table got a bid in.
April 29, 2019
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I always assumed 20-21 was standard in the US, it's so obviously superior. How you define your higher ranges is pretty irrelevant, you just have to decide when you hold 24 whether you want to give partner an out or not.
April 29, 2019
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I held 31, once. In fact the deal can be classified in a more uncommon category than that - I was the only player at the table with more than a three-count.

I opened 2, partner bid 2 (double negative), I bid 4NT and partner told me how many aces they held.
April 29, 2019
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Just because you wouldn't bid 3 doesn't mean it's not a Logical Alternative
April 19, 2019
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April 19, 2019
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3 is obviously an LA, and it's pretty likely that West's tank was because they held insufficient spade length, so it's clear to assign East a 3 bid. Now we need a poll of West's problem over that!
April 19, 2019
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I'm afraid Team Europe has already been decided, James!

Frederic Wrang-António Palma
Ricco van Prooijen-Louk Verhees
Sally Brock-Fiona Brown
Jason+Justin Hackett
NPC Paul Hackett
April 16, 2019
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Jonathan, Jenny and teammates, I applaud you. I hope others have taken the same stance and won't be too shy to post here stating this.
April 13, 2019
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And I've now unabstained because I've decided “clear” was an overbid (I was originally given a different auction which made grand less likely and hadn't realised the implications of this)
April 11, 2019
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I abstained because it was clear to bid 4NT last round.
April 11, 2019
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Congrats Tony and team. I notice that Wolfson were winning at the end of 22 of their 24 sets - the other two were both against your team.
April 1, 2019
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