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Anthony Taglione
Anthony Taglione
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Sept. 25, 2015
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about me

Something a lot of people seem to forget is that Bridge is meant to be fun.


Every hand an adventure, every bid a thrill!

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Does a hand for this bid exist?
At my local club, such a bid simply promises four diamonds, maybe to an honour. :-j I've yet to see anyone play it as a splinter but I've not given up on waiting.
The problems of over-alerting
The way Acol treats a 1NT response is, basically, as a relay to keep the bidding open. My one and only pupil took ages to get her head around this and, as I mentioned earlier, my Precision partner found it unreasonable that it wasn't alertable when our 1 ...
The problems of over-alerting
I agree with Kieran, having played with a Precision partner who didn't know Acol at the time, he was frequently bemused by these 1NT responses which were made only to show 6+ points and deny support. Why aren't they alerted? I don't accept that they suggest 1NT ...
Weak raise of Doubled Major Alertable?
As Ian says, stretch raises are as common as rain over here. A sound raise maybe ought to be alerted on principle but the rules don't require an alert for that either. The simple solution is to ask.
The problems of over-alerting
This game has rules??
The problems of over-alerting
I've had cases where opponents have assumed that they know the meaning of one of our alerted bids and then bid one of the suits I've just shown five cards in. One of them was even after the exchange, "Do you wish to know what it means?" and ...
Alerting in USA?
The 1NT rebid isn't entirely obvious in EBUland. At higher levels, many will be using 15-18 but also many will be using 15-16. At the end of the auction, it's generally worth asking what strength has been shown.
The problems of over-alerting
Don't the new rules now require you to alert bids which are undiscussed?
The problems of over-alerting
If partner does neglect to alert the sequence (1)-1-(pass)-2 and you point out at the end of the auction that partner should have alerted, opps are likely to do no more than shrug.
Controlling noise at your club
We were nearing the end of the penultimate round and the threat was effective for the brief time before I called the move. After that, there's no controlling them as they get up to leave when they finish the final round.

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