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I was told by the ACBL Rulings department that range stayman wasn't allowed because the NT range was too wide. My partner was unconvinced and spoke to Jonathon Steinberg about.

Jonathon in turn forwarded our question on to Jeff Meckstroth who's on the convention approval committee and Jeff confirmed that it is allowed over a balancing NT.
Aug. 22, 2018
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Suspended for “being rude”? Are you sure there wasn't more to it?
Aug. 5, 2018
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Congratulations Linda and Sondra.
Aug. 1, 2018
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He might've although maybe not for that. It was invented by Eric Kokish.
July 20, 2018
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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, 2018
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Thanks
June 19, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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I don't think the defenders were aware that declarer's last card was high.
April 14, 2018
Zelig Rubenstein edited this comment April 14, 2018
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Pepsi-Gupta, Lavazza-Schwartz
March 15, 2018
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Congratulations!
March 13, 2018
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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, 2018
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Some of my partners think I'm from another planet :-)
Feb. 11, 2018
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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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