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I've never heard that agreement before. I like it.
Oct. 30, 2015
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I had a lot of success with that 2NT opening when my partner remembered, not so much when she forgot :-(
Oct. 27, 2015
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The only time I played the Fast Pairs, we had to wait to start every round of the first session. The pair I was following won the event.
Oct. 27, 2015
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From the General Conditions of Contest, Conventions and Convention Cards

“If a TD determines that neither player
has a substantially completed card, the
partnership may only play the ACBL
Standard American Yellow Card (SAYC)
and may only use standard carding. This
restriction may only be lifted at the
beginning of a subsequent round after
convention cards have been properly
prepared and approved by the TD. Further,
the partnership will receive a 1/6
board match point penalty for each
board played, commencing with the next
round and continuing until the
restriction is lifted.
In IMP scored teams games
penalties shall be at the
discretion of the TD.”

http://www.acbl.org/assets/documents/play/Conditions-of-Contest/General-AllEvents.pdf
Oct. 27, 2015
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Didn't see your comment when I made the same suggestion.
How's life Shelagh?
Oct. 23, 2015
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In similar situations I've written to rulings@acbl.org and have found their responses very prompt and detailed.

Carrying a copy of their response is also helpful in dealing with unsure directors.
Oct. 23, 2015
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I once put down AKQJTxxx Q AQJx - as dummy in 7S after a Schenken 2D opening.
Oct. 19, 2015
Zelig Rubenstein edited this comment Oct. 19, 2015
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It was a 1 IMP victory decided in committee in Chicago that led to Sweden being invited to play.
Oct. 10, 2015
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Buddy, the third team is chosen between Canada and Mexico. Bermuda is no longer in Zone 2.

Perhaps the US should get a third team and have to fill it with Canadian expatriates.
Oct. 3, 2015
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http://live.acbl.org/player-results/ACBL# will give you a player's tournament record for the last couple of years.
Sept. 28, 2015
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When my robot opponent overcalled my 1NT opening showing spades and a minor with 4=0=0=9 and it's “partner” took a preference to clubs, it makes you wonder.
Sept. 26, 2015
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Kit Woolsey was the first I recall advocating “non-serious 3NT”
Sept. 13, 2015
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Unfortunately starting next week and for the following three weeks there are a number of holidays in Israel which are likely to slow things down a bit.
Sept. 8, 2015
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One might be able to argue you were no longer a kibitzer but the dummy, in which case you are allowed say something at the time.
Sept. 5, 2015
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By their opening leads?
Aug. 31, 2015
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Ed, 3-way Drury as it's called is very popular here in Toronto. I'm holding off until someone comes up with 5-way Drury. I might as well learn it all at once.
Aug. 27, 2015
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Maybe they should pre-alert their 3 card major openings in third seat. I knew a pair who did many years ago.
Aug. 17, 2015
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Do you also use 2NT for takeout and dbl for penalty if the opponent's fit is in hearts rather than spades?
June 29, 2015
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Sorry Michael :-(
June 14, 2015
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The first vugraph that BBO covered was the CNTC final in, I think 2001. The Gartaganises, Gord Campbell and Keith Balcombe beat Andy Altay, Ian McKinnon, Paul Thurston, Rick Delogu, Gloria Silverman and her partner who I don't remember off hand.

The lead changed hands three times on the last four boards. If Fred had written a script to introduce his vugraph coverage, he couldn't have done a better job.
June 12, 2015
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