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Andy Bowles
Andy Bowles
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Jan. 17, 2011
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That's Universal
"Andy why not overcall 1NT with that?" (Axx Qxxxx AKQx x) It wouldn't occur to me to bid 1NT, but if it did I would reject the idea because: - It's not a balanced hand. - It looks very suit-oriented if we have a fit. - The right level will depend ...
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
The WBF publishes WBFLC minutes, which have the same purpose: clarification and interpretation of the laws. They're not particularly accessible, digestible or searchable, but they do exist.
That's Universal
I'd expect five moderate hearts and some high cards, eg Axx Qxxxx AKQx x
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
Randy: the phrase "could have known" doesn't require proof, it just requires judgement. And yes, if someone bids slowly, thereby effectively barring partner, and partner might have acted in an unpolluted auction, we adjust the score. Break the rules, gain from doing so: have your score adjusted. I can ...
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
I was responding to the comment "Think if every table called after a player took 10 15 seconds to bid how busy would directors be." And I intentionally didn't refer to any law.
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
To adjust the score, you don't have to prove why he was hesitating. You just have to show that the slow action benefited his side, and that he could have known that it would.
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You only have a reason to call the director if you think that the pause conveys useful UI, and you think the other player might have done something different, and you think that what he did was suggested by the UI. That's probably about 1/1000 of the times ...
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
Another option is to better educate the players, so that they stop making illegal bids. I'm sure Curtis Cheek is an honest player and thought he was acting properly, but his 7 bid was clearly illegal.
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
Writing about your intended future actions has no useful effect. Writing about what has already happened does have an effect, because it is incontrovertible evidence of what you knew at that moment. So, writing "I'm going to bid a slam" has no effect. Writing "I miscounted my keycards" does ...
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
Ed: "How does this accord with “the director's original decision takes precedence”? What does the latter actually mean? Does it contradict the law?" Law 93C3(b) allows the USBF to modify the appeals process as they wish: "With due notice given to the contestants a Regulating Authority may authorize ...
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