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Other. Blame the methods. 4-way xfers would have led to a slam.
Oct. 5
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David, that's an opener? Yuck!
Oct. 4
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None of the above. I learned very young but was not able to play until my teens.
Sept. 30
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Help me understand. If the spade opener laughed, he is not dummy.
Sept. 28
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He was thinking about how to wake up his partner to the fact that he also holds the Q, so partner should not cash the A when he gets in.
Sept. 22
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Our unit 484 Pro-Am team games have been popular - most recently on Sep 9 when we had 14 tables, a great turnout for us.

In our pro-Am format, entries are by pairs. Pro is any pair having 600 or more MPs; Amateur is a pair of 299ers. Each Pro pairs is randomly pair with an Am pair to form teams for the Swiss. Entries are pre-sold and unit board members work to ensure entries are balanced between pros and ams. For each match, the Pros sit at the same table.

This time, partner and I drew a pair of graduates from our beginners class. Not expecting much but in one match our Ams bid and made two games missed by the pros at our table. In another match, we sat down for the compare. Me: “minus 130”. Am teammates: “Plus 1400.” Partner: “Win 15”. High fives all around for having teammates ready to punish 4 spades with a X and set it 6. Over 1 masterpoint for 4th overall was a career best for both of our excited Ams.
Sept. 19
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Wow, I'd like to play in your club! We get a cake baked by director at the next game, but only for 7 NT vul.
Sept. 13
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Director's statement “the original 5 Heart call was a genuine mistake” is ambiguous. That could mean mechanical error or simply a wrong bid. Directors should avoid such fuzzy statements when ruling. Also, before making the ruling, director shouldhave east repeat his statement for the whole table. Otherwise, how are NS able to properly detect BS?
Sept. 8
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Good grief. Would have thought any TD would see the need for a data-connected phone a looong time ago.
Sept. 6
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Any comment from those who voted “ next”? What's the plan?
Sept. 6
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Does anyone here know Jackie Pare? Just looking for a little confirmation before “investing” in this.
Sept. 6
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I think bias has something to do with sewing.
Sept. 5
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Thanks, Sylvia, that is what's happening. IPad with Safari browser.
Sept. 5
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Thanks, Mike, I appreciate the work you put into this. It must be quite difficult to record hands, bidding and play “in the heat of the battle” .

On some of the boards, following the bidding can be quite difficult as the alerts aren't showing any explanations. As an example, on board 4, page 3, what is partner's 2? And on board 7, with opps playing Precision, 1 and 1 are obvious, but what were 1, 1 and 1NT? Why in the world did East bid 2 - was it supposed to be Stayman? Pretty hard for me to choose an opening lead without knowing!
Sept. 5
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And if partner shows 1 key?
Aug. 30
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Call me simple-minded, but 1 followed by 3NT shows what I have.
Aug. 30
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Joe's wiki page is now up. Thanks, Nicholas!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Grue

If anyone wishes to add some personal background, please feel free to do so (anyone can update wikipedia articles).
Aug. 28
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No alert for 2 no matter what it means.
Aug. 28
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Agree. If you've ever seen one of today's young folks try to assemble anything…the last thing they do is look at the instructions.
Aug. 28
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“No defense matters.” Not on a likely lead for sure. How about A, another club, then 10 from East. Now South goes down if he guesses wrong in both and .
Aug. 28
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