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Not to mention the $800K or so arbitration award they have to pay the ex CEO who was commuting on weekends to see his wife in NYC while living in Memphis on weekdays, and to whose email confirming this was ok they did not reply for eight months.
March 27
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Are you trying to see if the trends changed in 3 years?
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/minimum-vulnerable-takeout-double/
March 27
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If you modify 2N to show a limit raise or better, and you do get the impertinent 3D as shown on Page 3 (or a 3H) overcall, how does opener continue?
March 14
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In this auction would you also need to point out that “cheapest suit” bypassed spades.
March 14
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If you can bid X-1 you can bid X, so what additional auctions are opened up?
March 13
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Assuming you are playing a strong NT, isn't the whole idea of transfers to ensure that the NT opener becomes declarer?

With the range ask 2S, 1N-2S;2N-3C wrong sides a club contract when the opener is minimum.

With the 2-way 2N, 1N-2N-3C-3D (weak with long diamonds) wrong sides a diamond contract.

Are these ok because an 8 card minor fit is guaranteed? (Though with the “new” 1N opening, it could be a 6 carder opposite a stiff A/K/Q?)
March 12
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A (naive?) question about the range ask: given the care taken with NT opening bids to right side major suit contracts, does anyone not care that a 1N 2S (range ask) 2N (minimum) 3C (weak with clubs) sequence seems to wrong side clubs precisely when weak?
March 12
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My partner reminded me that my bidding at the table was systemically correct, but my recollection of the deal (as described in the main posting) is pure fantasy.

As Richard points out, I indeed bid 3H (which we play as inv or better, stayman without stopper), and my partner bid 3N.

The post was prompted by much soul-searching as to how we could find the cold slam after the 2H preempt. I suppose I should create a separate post with the correct facts :) for that.
Feb. 18
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As of this writing, it's almost 80% for pass. Which is what I did, for a very poor score.
https://app.pianola.net/Results/Session262274/Travellers/14
Feb. 15
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My partner bid 3N too, and it went swish, while others bid 7C, presumably without interference.
Feb. 15
Rajeev Jog edited this comment Feb. 15
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1. Instead of doubling, what is a better first round bid?
2. Given that one is in the Lebensohl relay, so North could have a weak hand with clubs, I'm surprised there are no votes for 4C (breaking the relay, thereby showing a strong hand and suggesting a strain to play in).
Feb. 15
Rajeev Jog edited this comment Feb. 15
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If you want to cheat, you can see the deal here:
https://app.pianola.net/Results/Session262274/Travellers/18
but I suggest you vote first then comment on what happened.
Feb. 15
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Isn't Astro over an opponent's 1NT?
Jan. 9
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CONVENTIONS
All conventions in the General Chart are permitted in all flights. Only General Chart conventions will be allowed in Flight B and Flight C. Mid-Chart conventions will be allowed in the other flights provided that two legible written viable defenses with auction extensions and continuations are provided for the opponents.
Dec. 3, 2018
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That page refers to a now obsolete Mid Chart
Dec. 2, 2018
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Good point.

Actually I don’t play a forcing no trump.
I am trying to see if we can use your system or the one proposed by Yuan Shen “6M-Gazzilli”.
I had a couple of hands recently where I bid 3 or 3! after the 1-1N sequence and my partner expected jump shift values.
Nov. 10, 2018
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Which means 52+(15/24/33) will bid 2S and 53+(14/23/32) will bid 2H.

Seems like a huge distortion for a 5215 hand and still a distortion for a 5224 hand.
Nov. 8, 2018
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IINM, with the latest ACBL charts, KI is Open and Open+ legal.
Nov. 6, 2018
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I'm trying to understand your system. If you have a four carder diamond or heart, and a minimum or intermediate hand, you bid it (naturally) at the 2 level.

What do you do with a minimum or intermediate hand and a 4 carder club suit? Per your notes, you go through the Gazzilli-like 2C>2D relay, then what?
Nov. 5, 2018
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Where would KI fit in the new ACBL convention charts?
Nov. 2, 2018
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