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Andy Bowles
Andy Bowles
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Jan. 17, 2011
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Transfers over a takeout double
There's also a benefit to being able to transfer to notrumps. After 1 (x) 1NT all pass the lead comes from the weak hand, through our strong hand, and it's in a suit where both defenders have length. After 1 (x) 1 (p) 1NT all ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
Ed, the rules you quote tell us that [i]if[/i] the defenders have a written defence, the opening side can refer to it. They don't tell us that the defenders have to write anything down, beyond what is required by the convention card rules.
Unsafe Safety Play
Perhaps we should ask about their agreements.
Unsafe Safety Play
How likely is it that anyone has any singleton, given that they didn't bid 3? It seems more likely than usual that both suits will break, making any trump finesse unappealing.
suggested defence vs a unusual 2-way bid.
I think it's better to play Double = takeout of spades Cue-bid = an overcall in hearts because with the overcall type you're happier to commit to the three-level. The same applies to most auctions that start (1 suit) pass (transfer)
The books have got to go.... Part II
It's clear from the context that "the opposing pair" means the opponents of the pair who play a Multi:
The books have got to go.... Part II
"I don't think players can consult other written defenses." The opponents are allowed to consult their own defence. From the Midchart: "A defense to a method which requires the above pre-Alert (whether the approved one or one provided by the opposing pair) may be referred to during the auction ...
An Insufficent—Bidding Problem
There were already two commas in that paragraph. As you can see from the rest of the Laws, there was a worldwide shortage of commas in 2007, so the WBF couldn't afford to use a third one.
The books have got to go.... Part II
I think there are good reasons for getting rid of the right to written defences to a Multi, but I'm not sure that this is one of them. Nobody forces people to use the book defence, and nobody prevents their reading the defence in advance. Should we really be ...
Is that alertable?
"I would vote to rescind the stupid policy of forbidding asking when you don't need to know." There is no such policy in the EBU regulations. The closest they get to this is to say "Players sometimes say, 'I always ask whether I intend to bid or not'. This ...

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