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Bud Hinckley
Bud Hinckley
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Member Since
June 30, 2010
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Bridge Director
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ACBLscore external movements:

http://www.budhinckley.com/Movements/Bud-ACBLscore-Externals.htm

 

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United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Charles Clarke, Richard Mao, Howard Piltch
BBO Username
BudH
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Charles Clarke - Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 of a major game forcing
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley-Howard Piltch
2 over 1 game forcing
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2 over 1 Game Forcing
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Standard American
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2 over 1 game forcing
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New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
Kaplan inversion is allowed under the Open chart. Just about ANY response is allowed, considering the only restrictions is: Responses and Rebids 1. Psyching an Artificial response below 2NT to an opening bid or an overcall. 2. Psychic Controls
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
I can imagine a regional knockout having barely enough tables for two brackets - and the lower teams in the top bracket not expecting to deal with Open Plus conventions!
Transfers responses to 1N overcall
Frankly, I admit this convention has NEVER occurred - for me to use. I play the 3-level bids the same as after a 1NT opening: 3 = Modified Puppet Stayman 3 = majors, invitational 3 = 1=3=(5-4) 3 = 3=1=(5-4)\ Admittedly, not that efficient a system!
Transfers responses to 1N overcall
I've played transfer to their suit to show a 4-4-4-1 type game force with a stiff in their suit.
Alertable or not?
Often a partnership has one or two very common 1-level bidding treatments that are not technically alertable (in ACBL land) but that the opponents should be told about after the auction (if they become defenders). I frequently, especially in a Swiss or KO, tell the opponents this before we start ...
Alertable or not?
One thing that is very clearly specified in ACBL alerting criteria is that 1-1-1NT which might bypass one or two 4-card majors is NOT alertable. As for my opinion on whether it should be alertable, if this was alertable, then many other calls should be alertable, also, and ...
Alertable or not?
Although when playing this treatment, if I hold 4=2=3=4 with xx of hearts, especially if it appears suit oriented, I would bid 1 (which promises 4+ clubs) and not 1NT. (Example: AKxx xx Jxx AJxx.) Because of this, I do tell the opponents partner occasionally may ...
Alertable or not?
Perhaps I should say "nobody in ACBL is REQUIRED to alert this". We all realize from our time spent on Bridgewinners that Kit alerts much more than ACBL regulations require. I tend to "over alert", also, but this is one I tend not to (immediately) alert when it occurs.
Alertable or not?
Since it is a negative inference type of situation, it is likely the "official" ACBL play answer is "not alertable". 1 is natural, therefore not alertable - despite the distributional information this bid gives the partnership.
Alertable or not?
A significant number of pairs bypass majors to rebid 1NT after a 1 response. This means the auction 1-1-1 nearly guarantees a 5-card or longer club suit (4=3=1=5 or 4=1=3=5). Nobody alerts this. As Scott mentions, volunteering this information if ...
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