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I read Kit's corner and his comments here in this topic. Also read the comments by Andy Bowles and other good players, I have no idea against which intermediate or advanced players they have been playing with or against but as a pro player i play with or against them almost everyday. Let alone knowing when and how an SOS XX should be played , most of them have no clue about which bid is forcing or limit, despite being “life master” for a long time now, let alone having agreements on SOS redoubles. This is why, despite what they said makes a lot of sense among good players, I think they have little to no clue about the levels below them and the capability of these players. This topic taught me that for sure.
3 hours ago
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Yup :(
Jan. 13
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Jan. 13
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Yes, Frances, I regret not bidding 3.
Jan. 13
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I'm not sure if I'm on your list of good players, but anyway:

Of course you are, and somewhere at the very top of my list. And thank you for your reply.
Jan. 13
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More curious question for me is, why would all the good players, who expressed their opinions here play this as SOS, when 3 expresses EXACTLY the same hand? They seem to believe XX = I do not want to play 3 doubled, Pd let's run to spades or diamonds. 3= I do not want to play 3 doubled, Pd let's play spades or diamonds. Would direct 3 show a different hand? 6-5? That is inconsistent with the double of 3.

Surprisingly to me, they seem to spare 2 bids for expressing EXACTLY the same hand, run to spades or diamonds. Is natural redouble hand unlikely? Of course! But this still does not sound like a good excuse to spare both bids for same hand types.

So I think they are going with their own default agreements on redoubles of this sort, instead of looking at this particular auction. If, again a big IF, 3 shows the same hand, common sense tells me this redouble should not possibly be SOS. And even if it does for some, playing it natural or possibility of some people using it as natural should not be seen such an unexpected/illogical or whatever name you want to call it.
Jan. 13
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Jan. 13
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Because there has to be a demonstrable suggestion, too.

It demonstrably suggested me that it was not natural, which I would have no clue due to lack of agreement on SOS doubles, and due to an agreement that says everything undiscussed is natural, had it been made in tempo.

I think the hesitation redouble made it sure that pd can not possibly misunderstand the meaning of it.
Jan. 13
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Jan. 13
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Jan. 13
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Of course she did not know because we did not have any agreement. We had a very clear agreement, however, that says anything that comes at the table and we did not discuss is natural.
Jan. 13
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Are you saying that it is dominantly played as SOS redouble among intermediate minus players so pass is not a LA? Or perhaps did the “1000 masterpoints” wording led you to think higher level for the player who redoubled?
Jan. 13
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Jan. 13
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Early stage intermediate player.
Jan. 13
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Thank you for all replies.
We had no agreements about this and SOS redoubles.
I was the South player and I believed my actions were constrained. I asked myself "if she redoubled immediately, would I know it is SOS as I know very well now that it is % 100 SOS due to 3-4 minutes tank? My honest answer was NO. So I passed.
Jan. 13
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Jan. 13
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I could not agree more. However, I find it very dangerous instead of safe to get involved with this hand.

Letting opponents play their 8 card major fit at 2 level and MP is the most unsafe thing ever in my own experience. I rate even a weird 3 bid here better than pass.

Pd has at most 2 card in , he is very likely to have a 4 card minor or 6+ suit. If he has 6 card suit he did not make a weak jump… If he is 5233 he must have a good reason to overcall on red. :)
Jan. 9
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Jan. 9
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Jan. 1
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Happy New Year to you too, Ed and everybody!
Jan. 1
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Well said Max. Thank you!
Dec. 29, 2018
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Harald Azerbaijan is not in Europe. I know so is not Israel and Lebanon but that's another matter.

They are not member of any Asian Bridge League either.
Dec. 26, 2018
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Dec. 26, 2018
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Dec. 26, 2018
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EBL watched Lotan and Ron and their videos. At least that is what they stated here on BW when accused of having done nothing while all cheating was taking place. They said they did not find anything wrong in same videos that BW members found everything. But we had the advantage of crowd. One person monitoring is at best funny IMO. It has to be a team work.
Dec. 24, 2018
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I made my comment before I read all the replies. Now that I read this, it actually makes a lot of sense. The hand I constructed for A does not come very often I guess.
Dec. 23, 2018
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