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Dale Johannesen
Dale Johannesen
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Aug. 15, 2013
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When they double 3NT
We play direct XX shows a stopper, XX in passout shows doubt (half stopper). So: opener has stopper: play XXd responder has stopper: play Xd both have half stopper: play XXd Seems to come out about the same as XX=SOS, but you need to know which way you play ...
An awkward 2NT opener auction
Indeed. We play 4 always shows some slam interest, and 4 keycard. But you need to discuss; this isn't an auction you can feel your way through on general principles.
Providing Information When Not Asked
"The fact that people don't look at system cards tells me that they don't care what's on the damn thing until they make a wrong assumption and get a bad result - or think they get a bad result." Really? It tells me their experience is that what ...
Does anyone know what time it is?
Which is better, a clock that is right only once a year, or a clock that is right twice every day? "The latter," you reply, "unquestionably." Very good, now attend. I have two clocks: one doesn't go at all, and the other loses a minute a day: which would ...
Providing Information When Not Asked
Interesting point. I've always thought that meant relevant on the current board; you don't really want a question about the auction to trigger a description of the entire system, do you? But the law isn't explicit either way.
A Beautiful Hand
"Our captain was Chris Compton who was unhappy with the result and observed, "They always have four." Only a guy who plays 45 weeks a year, year after year after year, has seen this type of problem enough to have a feel for what opponents do at the table." Yes ...
Providing Information When Not Asked
1. Yes, actually, on the ACBL card (just circle everything that might ever be led). This confuses and/or irritates almost everybody, but at least they know they need to ask. I think other jurisdictions have cards that handle this situation better. The WBF does for sure. 2. In this ...
Does anyone know what time it is?
Those places are all fairly close together, at least by the standards of the American Midwest. I think he's suggesting it would be better not to run these tournaments opposite each other. So you'd have one bigger regional instead of three smaller ones, probably with lower combined attendance ...
Assess the blame (15)
As I understand the OP the meaning of all bids after 3 was undiscussed. Tempting to award 50-50 due to lack of discussion, but given that both players knew they didn't know what they were doing, I have to give the nod to N. N needs a perfecto ...
Apologies to partner
On the first one it's quite possible for the opponents' cards to be arranged so that they can make more in spades or diamonds than you can. If so, buying it in 2 would be a fine score for you. Apparently things didn't lie like that. Unlucky.
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