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“Them”
June 15
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I think that Nikos nails it. I have always seen / heard this as advancing an overcall
June 15
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My own take on things:

I am far more disappointed that the WBF is failing to protect the events that are going on today than that they are unwilling to re-open issues from 50 years ago.

I doubt that Avon's crusade is going to lead anywhere definitive, however, its his time and he can and should allocate it how he sees fit.
June 15
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I originally talked to Barry Margolin (barmar) who is a BBO employee.
June 14
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Forcing yourself to the three level after a 1NT overcall seems really dubious even opposite a solid opener
June 14
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They are red, we are white. I'd much rather go with a penalty double of the 1NT overcall than make any kind of heart raise. I admit that I originally considered a 3 bid as a fit jump, but even here, it feels right to go for blood.
June 14
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Much easier just to place Ray on ignore. I did so back around the turn of the year and have never looked back…
June 14
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> "If a player describes partner’s bid as showing a
> particular hand type, and then acts as if partner
> had a different hand type, that player is usually
> attempting to field a misbid (or a psyche).

But that isn't true in this case
June 14
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With respect to the hand that you posted:

If we have a double fit then they have a double fit. I can see an argument for suppressing the heart fit and selling out at the three level under the presumption that 4 is going to roll home.
June 13
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The original on my desktop is 315K

I tested the download link and the file that I downloaded was the same as the one that I put up there.

Not sure why the web site is claiming that for a download size
June 13
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Travel expenses and lunches aren't normally calculated as part of an honorarium and “free plays” are a rounding error.
June 13
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315K
June 13
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Given how few ACBL members have > 2,000 MP, I had assumed that this was a deliberate gross exaggeration…
June 13
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Announcements are not the same as the “set of information that one provides if asked to explain an alert”.

Announcements are codified

AND the folks playing this ARE providing too much information.
June 13
Richard Willey edited this comment June 13
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Even if this were true, fat lot of good that does the person sitting directly over the 1 opener.
June 13
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As I understand this bid, the entire purpose of the 1 opening is to clarify whether or not the partnership holds a 5 card major.

This is central to the definitely and, of course, needs to be disclosed.
June 13
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Under what circumstances would you open 1 with longer clubs or 1 with longer diamonds?

If the answer is that 1 and 1 convery range information if balanced, I think that you should point this out.
June 13
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Comment 1: This might make for a better poll than article. (It will be easier to collate the information)

Comment 2: I think that a happy medium is possible.

From my own perspective, I think the following would be a good explanation

“Artificial, says nothing about clubs, denies a 5 card major.”

Other information might be appropriate depending on what a 1 opening shows. Please note: I don't think that it is appropriate to explain the response structure as part of the initial explanation.

Comment 3: Even if the response structure is described, the responses should be alerted. (However, note my initial comments that I don't think this information should be provided)
June 13
Richard Willey edited this comment June 13
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> Give the club or independent teacher who created the
> tournament player a 20% return every time that player
> plays in a Sectional, Regional, or National tournament.

Q1. What do you mean by a “20% return”. 20% of what Honors charges or 20% of what the ACBL makes?

Q2. Honors looks to charge between $28 and $33 session.

Suppose that the ACBL did pay you this money. Would this really cause you to start promoting ACBL tournaments to your stable? (Because from where I am sitting the smart move is to just pocket the money and continue to dissuade your players not to play in the tournaments)
June 12
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FWIW, what I would desperately like to see is for the ACBL to try to leverage the following content

https://www.bridgebase.com/v3/?bridgemaster=y&cb=7oPi3kaKeE

Build a very basic landing page that introduces the bare boned basics of trick taking games.

1. N/S versus E/W
2. Follow suit if possible
3. High card wins
4. Whoever won the last trick leads to the next
5. Take as many tricks as possible

Then point to the BridgeMaster deals.

Start with the easiest NT deals.

Then introduce the notion of a trump suit and level.

If it takes longer than a minute to get people playing, you're doing things wrong.
June 12
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