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Arend Bayer
Arend Bayer
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July 28, 2010
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Screens don't solve all problems
That does not seem right to me. Of course, we do not *know* why partner bid 5 slowly. But it seems much more likely that he was considering a weaker alternative than 5 (e.g. a forcing pass if pass is forcing), than a stronger alternative.
Arend Bayer's bidding problem: AJ T KJ987 AK642
If you double, I assume you plan to pass 4? What if it is doubled?
In The Well: Chip Martel
I would actually like to ask the opposite question - internationally, even very successful partnerships rarely last decades. What kept your partnership going on such a high level for such a long time?
Help with USBC Fantasy Bracket
Given that BYE regularly makes it to the round of 16 of the USBC, there would be no shame in losing to them.
Am I rationalizing?
It's worth pointing out that we already have many situations where not playing in tempo automatically gets penalised. Namely, when the hesitation gives away the position to the opponents. If everyone decent player can learn to duck smoothly with Axx in front of KJx in dummy, then maybe they ...
Am I rationalizing?
I know you are joking, but of course that's the issue. None of David Gold's peers would even consider passing. Yet when I see "weak opponents" at the club bid 3 in this auction, I'd give you 3:1 odds that they have a strong NT ...
Nikolas Bausback's bidding problem: 7 9842 KQJ AJ942
"1♦ better minor". And what does partner open with 4=4 in the minors?
Implicit partnership agreements with new partners
What does "implied agreement" have to do with "implicit agreement", or, more pertinently, with a "partnership understanding ... reached ... through awareness of the players"?
Implicit partnership agreements with new partners
Michael, what you describe falls under "mutual experience". If that's what the authors of the law had meant, they wouldn't have had to include "awareness" in 40A1a.
Implicit partnership agreements with new partners
I am disappointed by the results of this poll, and surprised that 48% of voters think "no agreement" is an acceptable explanation in both cases. I think this is clearly against the sprit of full disclosure, and also against the Laws. Let me explain. First, let's consider the spirit ...
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