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Insert it from a menu in a word processor (such as Microsoft Word), copy and paste it.
3 hours ago
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In mathematics it is ≤. I actually use this sign on my convention card in expressions such as ‘≤ 5 losers’.
5 hours ago
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The link below shows my ‘canon’ of top ten bridge books. The basic text is in Dutch, but all the books are in English. It is followed by additions from others.
http://www.imp-bridge.nl/webforum/canon-van-bridgeboeken
8 hours ago
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There exist even more possible locations.
Feb. 19
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In my clubs we work with two kinds of directors: (1) the ‘logistic’ directors, who set up and run the game, are competent therein but are not qualified as full directors; (2) the ‘arbiters’, who handle irregularities. The former are appointed volunteers who do their work (most) every time the club plays. The latter are just players who happen to attend, are officially qualified as tournament directors, and who come into action when the need arises and only then. This split of responsibilities works well enough in practice.
Feb. 19
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Where I live, pre-alerts are required for ‘agreements to which one can presume that opponents would want to discuss a defense’. Suggested defenses are never required. Apparently in some jurisdictions it is the other way around.
Feb. 19
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I meant 4NT to be natural.
Feb. 18
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This redouble as three-card support does not fall under my agreements, but does make sense to me.
Feb. 18
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Yes, that is one advantage of having a (frequent) weak variety in your strong openings.
Feb. 18
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Which prompted me to change my vote.
Feb. 18
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And in The Netherlands.
Feb. 18
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I might earlier have bid 3, which I play non-forcing, but pass is not outrageous; bidding now is.
Feb. 18
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In 3NT we may still easily go down opposite a stiff small heart of diamond.
Feb. 18
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And to the latter I disagree. When there is not a single call that meets the conditions it ‘guarantees’, we have to improvise. And when you ‘do not have a bid’, that does not mean you have a pass (second popular choice). I am pleased to see that a clear majority is with my ‘to hell with guarantees’ attitude.
Feb. 18
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It helps if you play that a negative double at the three level is forcing to game (which makes sense anyway). That way, at least partner need never bid 4. Over 3 I bid 3NT.

And for ‘guarantees’ (I) read ‘suggests’.
Feb. 17
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Because you may end up in 3NT going down with 6 cold.
Feb. 16
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And what is 3?
Feb. 15
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I tend to understand ‘natural’ as the very opposite of ‘artificial’ (the latter being defined in the Laws).
Feb. 15
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2 non-forcing? That sounds like before World War Two.
Feb. 13
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I think 3 is an overbid; I like to see seven playing tricks for the bid.
Feb. 13
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