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Dale Johannesen
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Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I don't care for the = notation (and do not use it myself), but it's already caught on.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
"Precision has been around more than 50 years (longer if you allow for 4-card major variants)." Well, pedantically, the earliest reference I can find to Precision is 1969. If you mean strong club systems in general, they're much older of course; the Vanderbilt Club from the 1920s seems to ...
delayed XX runout showing a 3-suiter alertable ?
Stayman is not the expected meaning for 1NT-X-2 over weak NTs. Everybody plays some kind of runouts.
delayed XX runout showing a 3-suiter alertable ?
I don't agree. 1NT-P-2 and 1NT-X-2 are different auctions. Extrapolating a rule that applies to the first auction to the second auction isn't valid. As a practical matter, we've been playing this natural for decades (over a weak NT) and nobody has ever complained about ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
IMO one goal should be to get organizers to use this limited chart as little as possible. Calling it "novice" might be a good way to achieve that.
When is shuffle/deal/play appropriate?
Starting in the early 70s, the usual practice in US pair games was to distribute computer-dealt hand records for 2 boards to each table, and have the players duplicate boards using the hand records. Of course this meant each table couldn't play 2 of the boards in play, errors ...
High-level defense problem
Knowing the hand I didn't think it appropriate to be more obvious, but my comment was intended as a hint, not a criticism. If the point of the hand was to make it look like spades were 3-6, as some above were speculating, I think the phrasing would have ...
High-level defense problem
(Other people attempting to do that may benefit from knowing the correct wording is "as suchlike only can".) I also looked up the author (he's American, but I'd never heard of him). Another work of his, "Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches", became primary source material for ...
High-level defense problem
I know the hand, but I'll point out some oddities in the problem statement. It is unusual for Kit not to supply the spots played and E-W carding methods, and if he thought East's choice at trick 1 was relevant, he probably wouldn't have phrased it as ...
When is shuffle/deal/play appropriate?
When you've played 3 making 3 on 6 different boards it can be difficult to remember which is which.
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