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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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My opponents bid it :-(
June 2, 2015
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Adam, bidding 1D as a transfer to H with Qxxxx isn't a pretty safe psych, it's illegal in the ACBL to psych a conventional response to an opening bid.
May 29, 2015
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Why would it matter if the defense is GCC legal when your transfers are not?
April 29, 2015
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There are many parts of the world where “thumbs up” is a very insulting gesture.
Jan. 24, 2015
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There was a debate in the ACBL Bulletin about this in 1988 or 89 between Edgar Kaplan and Ira Rubin. The arguments for each side don't seem to have changed :-)
Jan. 23, 2015
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Under ACBL General Conditions of Contest, convention cards are only required at sectionally rated events or higher.
Jan. 1, 2015
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What seems to have led to the disagreement was that the K could've been from KQ when partner had JT doubleton.
Nov. 26, 2014
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Thanks
Nov. 5, 2014
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As someone who hasn't been to a tournament in almost 15 years, can some explain to me what Gold Rush Pairs is?
Nov. 5, 2014
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The interviews are also available through iTunes. The latest one is from 2009
Aug. 7, 2014
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I recall GIB bidding its JTxxx of hearts in response to a TO double of clubs. Never mentioned the side suit of ATxxxx in spades :-)
April 29, 2014
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Their system shows shortness down the line. 3 would show a singleton spade.
Feb. 12, 2014
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The auction may have gone like this:

1 1NT
2 2
2N 3
3 4
4 4
5 6

1 11-15, as few as 0
1NT Artificial GF
2 Some 4-4-4-1 or 5m-4-3-1 hand
2 Asking
2NT 4-4-4-1
3 Asking for shortness
3 Short
4 Slam try
4 What suit
4 Spades
5 2KC w/o Q
6

2 over 2 shows a 5 card club suit

Regarding your question about right siding the contract if the two K's were switched, I don't see any way to have it played from the other side. The 4 bid setting trump asks partner to respond key cards if they are interested in slam or pass otherwise. It's possible with no club control Pam may have rejected the slam invitation.
Feb. 12, 2014
Zelig Rubenstein edited this comment Feb. 13, 2014
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