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Doug, if so, then your nmf has to be forcing to something higher than 2M.
March 26
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I am a newbie on BBO. Just started with the Spring KO and now the SYC. There are lots of newbies like me playing the SYC, which coupled with the rigid time constraint is a real problem. That is just one of the defects. I hope our club can get its games going with ACBL. Meanwhile I will donate $4 to my club for whatever SYC game i was going to play, but won't.
March 26
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You have to first agree what nmf is forcing to. Many play it as just 1RF. But with some partners, I play is as forcing to 2NT, so opener does not have to jump with a mx.

If playing just 1RF, I would say 2 is to play with hand that does not want to play 2NT. If forcing to 2NT, then 2 is just a convenient forcing bid.
March 26
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What was strange was that we actually had a lot of time left on the clock. We did have hands canceled in the middle of play when time expired.
March 26
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Thanks. I don't mind much about the 100-0. I am more concerned with whether the hand not showing up may happen again.
March 25
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Reversing with this hand is terrible. You know at best you are in 7 card fit at 3 level when partner signs off in one of the M. And if partner has 2-1-5-5, what is she to do?
March 25
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Unfortunately my experience was the other way round. Opponent (declarer) had all trumps left and no trumps out or similar and did not claim several times. It was a problem because of the strict 21 minutes regulation.
March 25
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I think declarer should state their line even on BBO. Furthermore declarer deliberately took an obscure play discarding a instead of on the 4th . That put a blind spot on Ken. So yes, the claim was valid, but declarer could have made life much easier for everyone.
March 25
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Why edit? It is great! I almost said erotic, but refrained from it. Well, I have said it now.
March 25
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I like the new name “SprinK” much better. Sounds exotic and esoteric. :-)
March 25
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I don't think so. This is KO, there is no need to find a M partial. 3 is forward going. Partner can always come back with 3 if want to find the best game.

Even if MP, bidding 2 over 2 with 2 is very risky, unless it promises that 3 is safe. With this system of possible canapés, when you find the m fit, you should be quite happy.
March 25
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Yes, that is the system. 2 = 3 , 0-7. It is not the book way, but so far it has not cost.
March 24
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Doug, our primary concern is your health. We understand/appreciate you were posting for our benefit, not yours. Take care and get well, and if I survive this, I'll see you at the table some time.
March 24
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How often does this situation come up against the same opponent that you know how randomly she will play Q or J?
March 24
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Doug, glad to hear you continue to progress and that the Bridge community down there seem to be mostly spared. Best of luck with the rest of your recovery.

I am sorry I posted some comments above which did not have anything to do with your OP, and was kind of disrespectful to you.
March 24
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W is giving count, so the 2 if UDC. If declarer has Qxx, in addition to that she may not play this way, you are real unlucky that partner's singleton is the 2.
March 24
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So we disagree. Anyway, I apologize for having made any comments in this thread.
March 23
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Yu, this is going nowhere. I did not start this tone. If bashing China is what people want to do here, then please go ahead. It does not help anything in terms of getting us to survive this pandemic. So I'll take leave from this. I am sorry I made any comments in the first place.
March 23
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You are comparing the size of a state with a densely populated city? Do you know what is happening in your neighborhood? Your city? You are saying ny niece does not know what is happening in Shanghai? And if Shanghai is different than other places in China other than Wuhan and vacinity. What is the difference?
March 23
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How about reading South China Morning Post from Hong Kong (you can get in on the internet). It is by no means a pro-Beijing paper. This is entirely different from SARS, which first exploded in HK. How exactly are they going to cover up in Shanghai if people are getting it left and right? Like I said, it is not like we don't have members here who live in China. Why not invite them to give their opinion?

FWIW, my niece lives in Shanghai, so I don't think I am ignorant about what is happening there.
March 23
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