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BBO online ACBL tournament games
Is it included in the study? Many players play more on-line games than local games.
Oct. 25
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Congratulations Russ, and thank you for your time.

Is there any plan to revise the current convention card?
If so, when will it happen?
I prefer to be called as full disclosure system card.
With all the current technology, it should be easier to make a better version of full disclosure system card.

Current convention card is inadequate to complete 1st round, second round and further round responses. My guess is around 20+ year old design.

2 Page system card may be introduced instead of current convention card.
Green – Natural system
Blue – Strong Club systems
Red – Artificial systems
Yellow – Highly unusual systems (HUM)

Recommend to provide system cards like 2/1 or Precision or standard or custom pre-filled computer generated cards.
Pros can design and sell these system cards.
This can be used to improve beginner and advanced players.

Pre-filled computer generated custom Full disclosure cards may be submitted to ACBL or tournaments prior to games or tournaments for approval and no surprises for disallowed conventions.

Score sheet should be separated from system card like the one used for team games.
Lots of unwanted and unused columns. Spaces can be used for full disclosure.

current score page in convention card:
BD# Pairs — Revise to Board #
DLR and VUL – No change
BD# Teams — Redundant as above
Vs——– Delete (No one uses this)
Contract & Declarer —- Make separate 2 columns
PTs and Est. and PTS. Delete (No one uses this). ACBL live provides this.

Delete IMP scale, 20 pt scale and 30 pt scale since this is only required for Team game and it is already on the IMP scoring sheet.
Feb. 19
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Declarers who go after clubs first will go down in 3NT. Declarers who attempt to score a diamond trick before going after the clubs will make 3NT if South ducks their Ace and they score their King and go after clubs. If South rises with the Ace, declarer doesn't have the tempo to setup their clubs if they have a club loser. So they must guess and Go after and amazingly, the layout produces 4 tricks, 2 tricks 2 tricks and 1 trick for 9 tricks total for 3NT.
Jan. 30
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http://tinyurl.com/ycg9maee

Is it not 2 forcing? Robot passes.
Jan. 4
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http://tinyurl.com/yd5kga5e
What is the reason for underleading twice by Robot?
Jan. 3
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Hold the tournaments in all three (or may be 4) places in the same time each year.
use internet to combine all results.

6 NABC Tournaments per year in 6 different places ( 4 same city, 2 variable cities).
Resulting more attendance from all zones.
Nov. 27, 2018
Rajan Iyer edited this comment Nov. 27, 2018
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corrected now.
Nov. 26, 2018
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ACBL live masterpoint winners in NABC 2018 Fall Results
leader is 248.40. is it true?
Nov. 26, 2018
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I see 12 tricks after winning 9 at trick1.
I was avoiding second finesse of k Later.
9, Ruff, A, Q,
ruff, K, A, run 4 tricks,
T and lose last trick.
Just avoiding east tricking me at trick1 holding K.
July 23, 2018
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No finesse of Q. I Will play A and make 12 tricks. Still Good board. If Q finesse loses to K (Like Robots; Robots usually never leads from K) and contract may be lost to another 4 tricks. Happy to make 12 tricks.
July 22, 2018
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What is east bid in second round after?
Pass Pass 1 Pass
1 Pass ?
July 21, 2018
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oh! I understand now. Thanks.
Was confused with the Rule of 24 as Losing trick count. Rule of 17 and 19 was referring other things when looking other website.
March 25, 2018
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Definitions:

“Near Average Strength”: A hand that has at least 8 HCP or meets the “Rule of 17”.
“Average Strength”: A hand that has at least 10 HCP or meets the “Rule of 19”.
“Strong”: A hand that contains:
at least 15 HCP; or
at least 14 HCP and meets the “Rule of 24”.
at least 5 Control Points and is within one trick of game assuming suits break evenly among the other hands.

Is there an explanation of Rules 24, 17, 19 in ACBL website?
How to apply Rule of 24 when u pick a hand?
March 24, 2018
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Basic+ chart
Overcalls and Competitive Bids:

7. An artificial NT overcall at any level for 3-suited takeout. A 1NT bid in this category must show at least Near-Average Strength.

Can someone explain what is near average strength?
Is it same as below?


1NT Overcall for Takeout convention
Does it meet the requirement?
http://www.bridge-wiese.de/konvent/NOT.htm

Players and directors constantly asking point range for 1NT overcall Takeout convention
March 24, 2018
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Suggestion To ACBL:
ACBL to create a Blank form to fill On-line and submitting the form for approval.
Status Actions may be created
Draft
Submittal
Under Review
Approval

So it is available to everyone to view.
March 23, 2018
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Is self alert acceptable like on-line games?
should be… since it is already in the agreement.
Why alert is required when it is on the convention card?
If necessary, opponents can always ask a question.

Will there be any revisions to alert system?
Is there any plan to revise convention card?
Current convention card is inadequate to complete 1st round and second round responses.

2 Page system card should be introduced like Australian bridge federation.
Green – Natural
Blue – Strong Club systems
Red – Artificial systems
Yellow – Highly unusual systems (HUM)

Recommend to provide system cards like 2/1 or Precision or standard or custom pre-filled computer generated cards.
Pros can design and sell these system cards.
This way you can improve advanced players.
Current system is only favoring beginner players.
Pre-filled computer generated custom cards can be submitted to ACBL or tournaments prior to games or tournaments for approval and no surprises and disallowed conventions.

Score sheet should be separated from system card like the one used for team games. Suggestions

current score page in convention card:
BD# Pairs — Revise to Board #
DLR and VUL – No change
BD# Teams — Revise to Board # Pairs
Vs——– Delete (No one uses this)
Contract & Declarer —- Make separate 2 columns
PTs and Est. and PTS. make one column

Delete IMP scale, 20 pt scale and 30 pt scale since this is only required for Team game and it is already on the IMP scoring sheet.
March 22, 2018
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Is 2NT bid correct without Hearts stopper, and when partner may or may not have Hearts?
March 21, 2018
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2NT (minimum hand, balanced) is another alternative instead of 3.
or 2 and partner corrects to 2NT is another alternatives.
March 4, 2018
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5 is 4 or more support
Feb. 20, 2018
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You can download last three months.
Double dummy solver
download and install from http://www.bridgecaptain.com/downloadDD.html
Jan. 17, 2018
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