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I think this auction highlights the problem with using the jump to 2 as 4sf. Partner has preempted us when we need the extra room to investigate.
Jan. 16
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This hand worse than most 10 counts.
Jan. 15
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Would have over called 1
Jan. 14
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Why wouldn't he raise immediately with that?
Jan. 13
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It is only the lack of intermediates that dissuades me from bidding 6NT.
Jan. 8
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The ACBL Alert Procedures pamphlet says to alert if your bid has a meaning the opponents may not expect. It gives specific example of 1 -4 where the 4 bid may not be preemptive as requiring an alert.

It also says “ When in doubt, ALERT. ”
Jan. 7
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I think Richard made valid point.
Jan. 6
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I don't think I would have splintered. If I did, I would now pass.
Jan. 4
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I voted for 1, but I can understand 1NT at Matchpoints.
Jan. 3
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4 is a Blame Transfer Bid
Jan. 1
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Maybe we are telling ourself what to lead.
Dec. 30, 2018
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ACBL OPEN CHART———PROHIBITED
Responses and Rebids
Psyching an Artificial response below 2NT to an opening bid or an overcall.
Psychic Controls.

Since it is NOT below 2NT, it is NOT prohibited
Dec. 28, 2018
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Thanks for the writings. Enjoyed them. Keep it up.
Dec. 26, 2018
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Time for a new house.
Dec. 22, 2018
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I might consider bidding 1NT not vulnerable. Vulnerable, no way.
Dec. 16, 2018
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K/S never played 1-2 as a game force. While I don’t have much experience with ACOL, I don’t think it did either.
Dec. 14, 2018
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I don’t overcall on 5-card suits.
Dec. 10, 2018
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As stated above, it depends on what the EW agreement was. Was 2 Drury marked on the Convention card?
Dec. 4, 2018
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The present participle of loose, Oxford English Dictionary
Dec. 3, 2018
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2, this hand is not a game force.
Dec. 3, 2018
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