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On the last hand, 3D *is* stepping out, because 2D causes problems in them finding a major fit anyway.
Aug. 30
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Didn't see form of scoring. Would pass at imps.
Nov. 9, 2018
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I believe they are evading the lowest-rate clause by the “you don't have to pay the resort fee” concession.
Oct. 18, 2018
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Did the ACBL know that the minimum room rate would be $223 (counting the 14.25% blue state hotel tax) at the time they made the commitment? And I think right now the minimum is $257 per night. Since it is European plan, and since Honolulu restaurant prices are high, this is basically a per-diem of $400 counting entry fees. Combined with high air fares, it is a very pricey national. I am going, but I don't wish to pay that type of rate.

I don't think Hawaii is a realistic place to hold a national.
Oct. 16, 2018
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Thank you very much. I had this site last year for the worlds in Paris but somehow couldn't find it this year. I actually wrote some scripts which compiled the standings for the teams, and I'll be interested to see if they still work.
Oct. 1, 2018
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Anyone have good URLs for comprehensive results? I certainly don't seem to be able to navigate the rather abstruse site I think would have it…
Sept. 30, 2018
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RHO had essentially psyched, and it went P-P-P. +150 with 3NT cold. LHO had her pass with Qxxx xx xxx Axxx. Partner had Q AQT KQxxx JTxx
April 22, 2018
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I did tell the player it was clear-cut. He hadn't heard of Bridgewinners, so I told him I would put it up there. :)
April 19, 2018
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KJx QTxxx Qxx xx, I believe. I think the 430 was caused by a pitching error, but it was teams and I didn't record all four hands.
April 7, 2018
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I considered all the mentioned actions at the table. Actually chose 3C, which led to a 3N bid by partner and +430. Ace of Hearts opening lead from Q98xx AJxx Jx xx is required to beat it.
April 6, 2018
Mike Heins edited this comment April 6, 2018
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The decider for my Puppet bid is that 2D could get doubled for a lead. Otherwise I would play with the field and bid that.
April 5, 2018
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No luck on Pocket Casts with “thesettingtrick”. But then I tried the three words and – bingo.
Feb. 10, 2018
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Enjoyed the podcast. I encourage you to continue, loved the content. I have lots of suggestions about mechanics, but I am sure you will get that from people you know and trust.
Feb. 9, 2018
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Could you put the podcast up on Pocket Casts, Stitcher, and other services? They may find you without you doing anything, as they seem to have most stuff, but I am not familiar with how you get wider distribution.
Feb. 9, 2018
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Also an original 6C bidder, but must bid 7H now.
Dec. 11, 2017
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I'll get excited if partner bids again.
Dec. 10, 2017
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I enjoyed being a “spotter” for the commentators, keeping them informed of events in the other room or in other matches. This allows them to keep the spectators up to date on the progress on the board in the other room before the result posts. Also did some analysis to help with bad card/good card determination in the end game.
Aug. 27, 2017
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I always consider 4 of a minor to be the equivalent of game for a forcing bid (like 4SF).
July 30, 2017
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I assume 14-16 NT. Have to double, though it could easily make. Will lead a trump, of course.
May 13, 2017
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