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All comments by Mike Ma
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Which team(s) benefit from leaving 1 vacant, and 2, 3 etc. as is rather than everybody moving up one?
Dec. 17, 2016
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I find it offensive that you find it offensive that the OP has to pass 4. :-)
Dec. 16, 2016
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Partner's already passed. If they balance in a suit you have trump stack (the only case you can possibly wish to penalty double), you should only be too happy, why be greedy?
Dec. 12, 2016
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I have no opinion on whether Lair has paid for his transgressions. But the way to move on is not to have his apologists post about why this was not a major transgression and how badly he has been wronged.
Dec. 11, 2016
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I am surprised that no one has yet commented that this should be a bidding problem article.
Nov. 27, 2016
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Or you may consider that lots of senior couples (who you seek to denigrate) are not married, and some, married or not, are even of the same gender. I don't know about the dumb and dumber part, but I am sure most of them have more humility than you.
Nov. 26, 2016
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To me the interesting thing about Kit's line is that if the second cashes, the rest of the suit is not used at all to take tricks.
Nov. 24, 2016
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Or as some people are inclined to do, open their worse m.
Nov. 20, 2016
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Unfortunately all my partners have been ingrained in them to open 1D with 44m that if I open 1C, something bad usually happens.
Nov. 17, 2016
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How exactly are you taking up space? Let's say opponents are nice enough to be silent from this point on. If you pass and partner reopens with a X, as would be often the case, do you bid 2 now? And what do you do if partner now bids 3D? One big problem with Precision 1 as the OP uses is that both opener and responder are unlimited, so they need to describe their shapes quickly to allow them to start limiting their hands.
Nov. 14, 2016
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Richard, if opener passes, they will bid 3D or even 4.
Nov. 14, 2016
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How should responder bid with 5413? How should opener bid with 2425 or 2416?
Nov. 14, 2016
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4 is natural and of course forcing. If only 2 clubs, either anemic or temporizing bid due to extra values.
Nov. 14, 2016
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Bid 3D.
Nov. 14, 2016
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D is the only suit in question. You bid 3D if you want to play 3N.
Nov. 14, 2016
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A. Natural. Forcing unless not playing 2/1 or by explicit agreement.

B. Picture bid if A is forcing. No controls outside the two suits.

C.Natural and NF. May have only 2 trumps (Hx at least).

D. Natural and NF. Bid 4D to confirm D.
Nov. 13, 2016
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See Marty Bergen in this month's ACBL Bulletin.
Nov. 11, 2016
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It is no wonder what happened yesterday (Nov 8) given when something is so clear and many experts choose to obfuscate. W made a gratuitous statement which N could have taken to be a defensive claim. He chose not to, but ended up getting confused. There is no way that a gratuitous statement should be rewarded no matter N decided to call the director on it or not.
Nov. 9, 2016
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OK. I am out of here.
Nov. 9, 2016
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8 over 8 or 9 for 3H over 2S is totally within LoTT.
Nov. 9, 2016
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