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I bid 7D in case I had to ruff out hearts for a 13th trick and went 5 down on a spade lead :-(
June 27
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Thanks
June 19
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The last time I tried to waive rectification for an error I was told that's not allowed. Is this something from the latest revision of the Laws or was the director wrong? This would've been about 2 or 3 years ago.
June 18
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The Toronto Regional formerly known as the Canadian Nationals was sponsored by Rothman's cigarettes for a couple of years in the 60's. They had convention cards printed up with Rothman's logo on the back.
June 4
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I can't find the original description of the convention but if I recall correctly, 1M promised a suit where you were willing to be raised with 3 trump if the auction became competitive, which eventually morphed into promising a 5 card suit.

Perhaps the popularity of support doubles has made it obsolete.
May 15
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I don't think the defenders were aware that declarer's last card was high.
April 14
Zelig Rubenstein edited this comment April 14
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Pepsi-Gupta, Lavazza-Schwartz
March 15
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Congratulations!
March 13
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Non-members and members who are not paid up pay higher entry fees at tournaments so it doesn't seem to be about ‘freeloading’.
Feb. 28
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Some of my partners think I'm from another planet :-)
Feb. 11
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And as always, thanks to you too, Jan
Dec. 5, 2017
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I played it for ten years because my partner wanted to. I always made sure the opps understood SP was upside down but they would often forget. In some cases after they'd misplayed a hand because of it, they'd say they thought we were kidding.

Other than confusion, I never saw any advantage and I stopped playing it ten years ago.
Oct. 6, 2017
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2 was a reverse and opener didn't think 3 was FSF, they thought it natural. N was the only one at the table who thought 3 was FSF.
Aug. 28, 2017
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I once got .5 MP for -2000 playing a 3 table Howell. You never know :-)
Aug. 20, 2017
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After opening 1NT and seeing my robot opponent show spades and a minor with 4-0-0-9, nothing they do can surprise me.
Aug. 12, 2017
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Can anyone see a realistic way to get to 6 after 1 - 2 ?
Aug. 5, 2017
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I thought sit-outs were for smoking
Aug. 4, 2017
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Originally with the Montreal Relay 1 - 1M showed a suit where you'd be willing to accept a three card raise as opposed to guaranteeing a 5 card suit.
June 24, 2017
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How about my opponents' auction?


2 - 2
3 - 4NT
5 - 5
6 - 6
7 - 7
P
June 24, 2017
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I know mine probably doesn't :-(
June 22, 2017
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