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Gordon Rainsford
Gordon Rainsford
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I'm the Chief TD and General Manager of the EBU as well as an EBL & WBF Tournament Director, but my posts are my own opinions and don't necessarily reflect the official policy of either the EBU, the EBL or the WBF.

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BW 2/1: Final Conclusions
Exactly Tom: that's why it seems odd to me to have FSF described as a punt, when it's intention is to avoid having to gamble.
BW 2/1: Final Conclusions
Whether it's good or bad, it's not a use I'd heard before - I've only heard it used in a bridge context to have the first meaning in Tom's list. Perhaps it's geographical.
BW 2/1: Final Conclusions
I don’t know about simpler but I think the original way was clearer.
BW 2/1: Final Conclusions
Like I say, that’s not my understanding of it. “He punted 3NT”.
BW 2/1: Final Conclusions
The use of the word "punt" doesn't match my understanding of its meaning. I liked the two versions you had before (even though I didn't agree with them in every respect) and I think you have now lost the clarity they brought to the discussion.
Gordon Rainsford's bidding problem: 62 AQT765 AJ543 ---
Frances has correctly determined that it was a hypothetical situation being considered in respect to a misunderstanding when South forgot that they play 2C as natural. Thanks for all your answers and I'm glad there was enough in it of interest to generate a Dyke-Leong exchange, even if it ...
7 tables and want to play 24 boards? Try Hesitation Mitchell
Sharing four-board rounds is no real hardship. Certainly less than making half the room move twice as often.
7 tables and want to play 24 boards? Try Hesitation Mitchell
Hesitation Mitchells are simpler for odd numbers of tables than for even, because they only have one relay and no sharing.
Do you pass
Presumably we infer that RHO has opened 1NT? Thanks - seems to have been corrected now.
Bizarre insufficient bid
I think the comment reduces the number of attributions possible in this situation. So whereas without the comment we might allow any bid that shows hearts, now I don't think we should. Robin's point is correct if they really do bid 2D on all hands, but for many ...

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