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Bryan Howard
Bryan Howard
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Aug. 19, 2015
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March 21
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Open Memphis Discussion Thread
My personal favorite is Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn.
ACBL Educational Foundation - Executive Director Search
The Foundation is independent of the ACBL. The Foundation is 501(c)(3).
Auction Whacking
True story from a club game about 40 years ago. LHO opened one precision club out of turn. Director incorrectly ruled that RHO could bid whatever he wanted, but LHO was barred for the entire auction. RHO opened 1 precision club with a strong hand and played it there, making ...
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Splinter is another possibility
Discuss this convention
Steve Beatty originally invented this bid in the late 70s or early 80s as exactly 5332 with 9-12 HCP. For the last 10 years or so, I have played a modified version which also allows 5422, but usually the 4 is a minor. These bids are very playable and have ...
Precision - NT ranges w/o Kokish 1!H and w/o 2NT strong/balanced?
We play as you currently play except 2N opener includes bad 24. When opponents compete, it helps to know that opener is limited to 21 hcp if balanced.
ACBL Scheduling: Adjusting Spring NABC Schedule to avoid excluding certain genders/ages
A related issue is the GNTeams in the summer. If you are knocked out in the quarterfinals, you are out for 2 days. Last year, they allowed dropins to the LM Pairs, but discontinued that this year.
Ruling After Failure to Alert
One thing that is lost with a 2nd poll based upon no MI is the AI that I had from being at the table. I firmly believed that North interpreted the 2S bid as natural. Of course, I do not know this for certain, but the failure to alert was ...
Ruling After Failure to Alert
I agree that there was no UI problem. My concern is that I would have doubled 4S if I had known that 2S did not show spades and that N had missed it. Others have suggested that I am not allowed to know both of these things.
Ruling After Failure to Alert
North agreed that mixed raise was their understanding

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