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North received no MI. But after the A, he should know what's going on. South received MI, but it seems he had little role in the defense. Result stands.
12 hours ago
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Have you tried sending a PM to David B?
June 24
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Da Egisto, “good and inexpensive,” according to Daily Bulletin #10, page 4.
http://championships.eurobridge.org/EOC2017/Bulletins/Bul_10.pdf
June 22
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AFAIK, all of Kit's articles are IMPs scoring.
June 20
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It does. Even Autobridge!
June 19
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At clubs here in Southern Oregon, pairs pay and are assigned table/direction as they enter the venue. The club director (or assistant taking entries) knows which pairs are A, B or C, so, yes, there is seeding. Of course there are those who always need a NS so that is accommodated as well.

At last Monday's game, for example, NS had 3 A pairs, 3 B pairs and 5 C pairs. Same for EW. Curiously, NS 1st, 2nd and 3rd were all C pairs!
June 19
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Play A. If South slows out, you're down even if you play the Q
June 17
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What, no platinum points?
June 14
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(3) - X - (3) - X - (P) - P - (4) - P - (P) - X - (P) - 4 - All Pass. Not sure why this is such a difficult problem, and not sure why X wasn't even a poll choice for bidding quiz #2.
June 13
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X now. I still have no idea what pard has. Let's give him some room to show his hand.
June 13
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Abstain because you haven't told us what West's X means.
June 13
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A couple responses indicate that systems on after the 2 overcall is a bad idea. Why? We have our entire set of responses to 1NT available, plus Leb. There may be better agreements, but this one is familiar and easy to remember.
June 5
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“I'm not barred but I'm passing anyway” should have been one of the poll choices. With two extra kings for defense, and worse than expected trumps, the hand is much better for defending than partner will expect. Saying I should hav bid because 5 happens to make is resulting.
June 5
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Small correction to the OP. Original holding must have been QJ9xx, rather than QJ9x.
June 4
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Ok, what do you rebid after 1 - 1? If 1NT, do you expect partner to raise to 2NT on 10 HCP, since you might have 16? Now you're too high when opener was a minimum.
June 2
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On hand 2, after the Q holds, can't you simply lead a low to the T (or Q), and if the T knocks out the K, you have 12 tricks; if not, you still have the squeeze.
May 31
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On the 3 card ending for hand 1, you can also succeed by leading a or .
May 31
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Which brings up the issue that we have two ways to see results - ACBL Live and the Tournament results page linked by Peg in the OP. That's double work for the acbl programming team, but they are such crack techies I guess that's not a problem ;)
May 30
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I have made the case 1 underruff in a club game. No offer to correct from the opponents and I certainly didn't ask for one. Look at opponent's card before you play your own. Lesson learned.

Apparently the player in case 1 never learned this lesson, so take your lumps or go back to club bridge where mistakes aren't so costly.
May 26
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Aren't the world championships based on 16 board matches? Doesn't it make sense to have the trials do the same?
May 24
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