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London 1890, Glasgow and Budapest 1896, Paris 1900 etc.
Jan. 17
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Yes.
Jan. 17
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Exactly. It's one of the announcements demanded by IBF (“at least x cards” after a 1 or 1 opening, “range” after a 1NT opening, “Stayman” after a 2 response, “transfer” after a Jacoby 2 or 2 response).
Jan. 12
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I suggest nothing of the kind. I asked if, according to the laws, there is a possibility to roll the bidding back to opener's response to Stayman. Seems to me that the answer is no. End of story.
Jan. 12
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Is not clear to me from the OP if your pd asked only about the 5 bid or asked for a full review of the bidding. From other comments, I learn that he asked only about the 5.

If it was full review, I could understand. If not, Giovanni's comment up-thread nailed it completely.
Jan. 12
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Same as “Groovy NT”. Something not serious.
Jan. 11
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South was fishing in muddy waters, looking for a swing, or had a lapse of brain irrigation.
Jan. 10
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Ok, then when you bid 3, that describes same hand with stopper ?
Jan. 10
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Good point, Mike. Allegedly, when agreeing about “system on”, we were catering for majors only, so 2NT lebensohl is possible. That implied that minor transfers are off. I have to admit that we didn't cover that explicitly. Thanks.
Jan. 10
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Kieran,

“If you're playing lebensohl (no cap)”. Please detail, I don't understand.
Jan. 10
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Talking about The Force, when OKBridge was the place to play online I was usually telling my declaring pd “mtFbwyp” after the opening lead was made by the opps. All well, a few people get it right away, a lot of others asked me privately what's that and others wanted to ask but remained silent.

During a tournament, disaster strike. One opp called for Director “this man cursed me”. Director disced me right away. Nothing I could say could change the situation. All the time the backlog of the written conversations was clear and open for anyone to check, but seemingly for OKB that was too much to ask for. After a few days of e-mails back and forth with OKB, same Director continued to forbid me to access his tournaments, and even disced me during tournaments held by other Directors. Very strong, The Dark Side was.

The matter leaved a very bad taste in my mouth for a long time. Apparently, when BBO came around, that feeling helped me to leave OKB, even thou I was one of the first 100 subscribers.
Jan. 5
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Great idea. Best place also for many posts on Director rulings, restricting the main site for general issues.
Jan. 1
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There is a list of discussion on things connected to BW site, why not applying this there ?
Dec. 28, 2016
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Gary, your position stated in English with Spanish and Toddler-ish accents up-thread cannot be dismissed “in the interest of justice” :) :) :).
Dec. 25, 2016
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If the opps competed to 3, doubling 4 seems to me very likely at matchpoints, on the grounds that if you make 4 it's very bad anyway, so double.
Dec. 23, 2016
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The flip side of pd's 4NT bid is that I can choose any one of the other 3 suits, if I understand 4NT as 2/3 suits to play. Well… it didn't really came up his way, because I choosed 6NT, to his big surprise. Perhaps it was a good idea from me to bid 5NT and return the favor to pd. He could do afterwards whatever he likes.
Dec. 16, 2016
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Pd tried to make a slam forcing bid, and hoped to bid his hearts over the 3NT which he was sure to hear from me. 3 directly was not clear enough, he said afterwards.
Dec. 16, 2016
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I think it's time to show the cards. Literary. My pd's hand was :

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AQJ76
AJ42
QJ105 .

According to poll's results, only one sixth of the respondents go past 4NT. Allegedly, I should be one of them, because at the table I moved … to 6NT. The good news is that this is one of the 3 slams that are making (6 and 6 are making also) because the hook is good. The bad news is that this was a shot in the dark of which I'm not proud whatsoever. All I have in my defense was the fact that I was looking at Ace and King of , and I didn't found a better way to show them.

Richard guessed right, pd wanted slam with a 5-4-4 hand. Therefore he preferred the cue at 3, being prepared to bid 4 over my expected 3NT bid and continue with some cue-bids.

When opps preempted so violently, his 4NT was intended as 2/3 places to play, and over my bid he wanted to bid the small slam in my suit. Grand slam was off the picture.
Dec. 15, 2016
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It included all the data entered with the bridgemates.
Dec. 15, 2016
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If LHO had a two-suiter based on , he'll bid 4 being afraid to loose otherwise the best fit. He should have a strong or very long minor two-suiter.

I take pd's 5 as high cue for . If I can, I cooperate. If not, I'll bid 5 and put on a steel helmet, to preempt pd when he'll try to break the table on my head. One has to do what one has to do…
Dec. 14, 2016
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