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Last time I renewed my ACBL membership I thought we had to agree to arbitration in a dispute. I don't recall if there was a maximum on damages.
Dec. 10
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Yes, you have to announce “could be short” which is technically an alert, But 4432 is considered natural by alert chart.
“Definition of expected length for natural bids for the Alert Procedure
Suit bids:
 Three or more in a minor suit
(Also: An opening bid of 1♣ is natural if, by agreement, it may be exactly 4=4=3=2 with two clubs, three diamonds, and four cards in each major.”

Under the new bidding charts 4432 is considered quasi-natural which is not considered artificial.
Dec. 10
Steven Mcgrahan edited this comment Dec. 10
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Both are legal weak 2 bids.
But if you are opening hand 1 you need to pre-alert your weak 2s due to suit quality or lack thereof.
Dec. 8
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Point of fact these 4 charts replaced 4 charts.

You missed ACBL LIMITED CONVENTIONS (May be used in games with an upper limit of 20 or fewer MPs.

And really The Basic chart should have been 0-20 or at least 0-299
Dec. 8
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“The new definitions for hand strength (Weak, Near Average Strength, Average Strength, Strong and Very Strong) quantify those boundaries.”

Malarky. Points smoints and all that.
Other than having to have a definition (so you are stuck and have to use something) they do not quantify distributional hands.
Dec. 8
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Recorder system doesn't work if you don't record.
Surely others has suspicions. If nobody else was willing to report nothing will happen.
Dec. 7
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West being a nice guy lets the infraction goes.
Then sees opps might actually get a good board calls the director for enforcement of an infraction they already said was ok.
Enough said.
Dec. 4
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I doubled hand like 5 too much, so my wife takes them as takeout now lol.

Wow making you double 5 is cruel an unusual punishment.
Dec. 3
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For those bidding 4 what do they plan to do over 4?
Dec. 1
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I don't think they were dodging.
They assumed they didn't have to pay taxes.
But residency rules are complicated in most jurisdictions.
They're crime was not getting professional advice.
Nov. 29
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Someone who helped make the charts originally thought they were making the Basic chart for 0-20 mp.
Is a joke for a national event to use the Basic chart.
Nov. 29
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I don't see the problem. If you do the math and deduce partner has psyched. Act on it, so what.
But, I think it is far more likely partner is just light and 4 is there.
Nov. 26
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BBO is subject to the same rules of bridge (for the most part).
You may play on but you can also call the director for you claim to be validated.

Having once misclicked after playing on and went down in a cold contract, I am hesitant to play on.
Nov. 26
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3NT is unappealing even if choice is a 5-2/6-1 fit. So, I don't see how it matters if 2 is 5 or 6.

Next choice is 5/6 not 3NT.
Nov. 23
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Where I live in Ontario it is 19 to smoke. In Canada all provinces are either 18 or 19 to smoke cigarettes.
Lots of people smoke younger (shocking)
Nov. 22
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del
Nov. 22
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Everything is backwards. Dont reduce the board size and hope you will figure out how to make the board more effective.
Figure out how to make the board more effective then reduce the board size if that is one of the ways it will become more effective.
But for Gods sake, figure out what you want the board to do!
Nov. 18
Steven Mcgrahan edited this comment Nov. 19
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If I remember my history support X were originally designed for Precision where opening are more closely defined strengths
Nov. 17
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Just ask it's your best option.
Nov. 15
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While a reasonable assumption is the top hand is North it would be nice to see it in writing somewhere (especially like a diagram tool)
Why do we have to think to know who doubled?
Nov. 15
Steven Mcgrahan edited this comment Nov. 15
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