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congrats!
Dec. 8
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“That is the way bridge should be played.”
I find that statement to be incredibly condescending. But maybe this is the way some people think it should be.
:)Yu
Nov. 30
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“Whatever did he do to deserve this hiring??”
Apparently applied and accepted.
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Nov. 22
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I played it for over a year in a regular partnership. Depends on how you define your jump shifts.

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Nov. 15
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Randy - would you forbid players from playing Acol in your club, because Aunt Bessy never played it?

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Nov. 15
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Tell them W has a 3rd seat opening hand :)
Seriously, N/S should be warned that opponents MI does not absolve them from playing bridge.
:)Yu
Oct. 28
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Thanks. It was FUN, Ricky.
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Oct. 23
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Edit - the link in previous comment did not work for me when I posted
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You mean here it is: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/return-to-sender/
Oct. 4
Yehudit Hasin edited this comment Oct. 5
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In MPs I would lead trump, in IMPs it is either club or diamond - long shot, but still. The only suit I can't imagine leading is hearts.
:)Yu
Sept. 27
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If you want to figure out LAs, you should post this as a bidding problem without mentioning the hesitation.
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Sept. 24
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Jim, are you getting old or just sensible?
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Sept. 22
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“At what stage, if any, should we start to suspect that a pair or team who keeps on winning might be cheating?” - at the stage when you can show examples of strange things that work too often, without considerable backfiring, and without a theoretical explanation that can be tested by peers.

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Sept. 22
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AFAIK the court found that FIB does not have the authority to impose the punishment, based on FIB's own (and the same for WBF) code. I have not seen any decision declaring any of the cheating pairs innocent, just decisions declaring the governing bodies incompetent - which is kind of true.

:)Yu
Sept. 22
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Not at all. BB is by invitation, which allowed to disinvite B-Z.
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Sept. 22
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Italian appears to be a possible designation of ethnicity or nationality-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italians
https://www.quora.com/Is-being-Italian-an-ethnicity-or-a-nationality

:)Yu
Sept. 22
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They cheated their way into being the highest ranked pair in the world and multiple titles.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantoni_and_Nunes_cheating_scandal
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Sept. 22
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Csaba:
“Yu, does your regular partner know that you like to open light 3rd NV?”
Yes, absolutely.

“Does (s)he alert them?” Sometimes, but mostly no. We mostly pre-alerted as part of general style.

“Do your opponents know it? ” Yes. Very light style was VERY clearly marked on the card (and I do not think that we owe more than that), but since we pre-alerted a lot of things we also pre-alerted that we are very aggressive bidders, especially in 3rd, pending vulnerability.

“Do your opponents entitled to have the same information as your partner?” Yes, but I can't MAKE them look at the card if they say they don't want to hear for example.

Since I moved I am trying to teach the new partner that if he passed, he can not have natural 2NT opposite my 3rd seat opening. A few more times and he will agree (Jim, can you please convince him?). I actually prefer to play 2NT in this position as artificial.

:)Yu
Sept. 21
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Mike, I played with Jim for hmmm…some time? :) Jim's opening style is actually a bit more solid than he would like everyone to believe, and less scientific than he believes.

That said, AKxxxx and out would often be an opening hand even when we played 2/1, and definitely playing strong club. Whether that is a 1 level, or preempt depends on vul, position and scoring - and it almost always would be a preempt. Although, at some sectional, I once opened 1 level an 8 count in 3rd seat favorable at IMPs and got a scolding on the way home that the opponents were too weak to do that against them….. so if he opens something like that against you, you should take it as a compliment.

We used to say that we open very light, and overcall very light *at the 1 level*, which was clearly marked - and “two aces are an opening bid” was not completely a joke.

:)Yu
Sept. 21
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Jim, that declarer apparently saw enough of your jump overcalls!
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Sept. 21
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I like 1NT, but then again I like opening very light in 3rd seat NV. I prefer 1NT to double, because if we have a game it is likely to be in NT. Voluntary 1NT is not a weak bid, especially opposite potentially weak partner, and partner with full opener will find a bid over 2.
Not balancing 2 is imo understandable at IMPs, especially if there is no solid agreement to what X might be in terms of shape.
:)Yu
Sept. 21
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