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Bryan Howard
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Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
Thanks, Jacob. That was my question. It sounds like I received an incorrect ruling. The director's poll was whether you would lift 1N to 3N with 4S and 4243 distribution. The poll should have been whether you would open 1N with 5224 including J10 of diamonds.
Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
Does it matter that 3N is not a superior contract to 4S. It was fortuitous that that opponents led a spade rather than a heart holding 4 spades and 9 hearts between them.
Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
I do not believe the director ruled this way. His explanation to me was that my damage was from luck (blind lead) rather than an advantage gained from the UI. If he had determined that there was a UI violation, could he not still make the ruling that I was ...
Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
Opening 1N after pass out of turn accurately describes the general strength and distribution of your hand and partner can more easily "guess" a reasonable contract than if you open 1S which shows 10-21 HCP. I don't know the intricacies of the rule, but the explanation I heard from ...
Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
When this recently happened at my table in Memphis, the Director ruled that RHO had to bid normally and not take advantage of the UI from his partner's pass. He opened 1N in first seat with 5224, something like AKxxx, Kx, J10, Axxx. I seriously doubt that he normally ...
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
My personal favorite is Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn.
ACBL Educational Foundation - Executive Director Search
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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 ...
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