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Ian Casselton
Ian Casselton
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I think you and I have both calmed down since our younger days, Kieran :) Hence, walking out is perhaps far less common than it once might have been. Ian C
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Hi Kieran. A sacrifice is always in the frame at this vulnerability, with a pre-empt that has been raised. I'm not saying that 5 is clearcut or otherwise, but it would certainly cross North's mind that even if it were regarded as crass, it might still be ...
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Hi Tom. I hope to respond further later with more detailed information supporting a rebuttal of your views (I need to get home first to access the documents, and in the interim, request permission to republish the material). In the meantime, you and others are welcome to characterise my position ...
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Hi Jeff. Your middle paragraph illustrates the practical issue. Hence my approach previously described, do what you (think you were) going to do anyway - and if you are later judged by the gendarmes not to have been allowed to do it, take it on the chin. As Kevin alludes to ...
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Necessary, Kieran? Or sufficient and necessary? In any case, the key considerations for me remain, and are (1) Enshrining the right to think, without it being viewed pejoratively, and (2) Confirming if the burden of proof merely lightens by some definitive measure, or actually somehow flips? Ian C
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Thanks, Jeff. For the detailed thoughts - most, perhaps all, are well written and make sense. In context, given the detailed breakdown of the phraseology, I wonder if your use of the verb "committing" a BIT betrays a Freudian Slip of sorts, suggesting a subconscious bias of the "if it hesitates ...
Trick 12 Decision
Honestly, Gabor. I'm not sure - I'd have to sit down and have a long think about it. Another example - 1 1 1 2 2 - for us, this would be at least as extreme as 4=3=1=5 - in other words, pinpointing a ...
Trick 12 Decision
Indeed, Kit. I think a WK NT versus STR NT environment makes a difference. It is relatively safer bypassing a major in a WK NT environment (i.e. making a STR 1NT rebid) as it is more likely partner has the strength to check-back or similar to diagnose any bypassed ...
Trick 12 Decision
Hi Kit. I was (from a somewhat academic perspective) interested in your methods re balanced hand rebids. In the geography where I was brought up in a bridge sense, rebidding 1NT with one or both side 4-card majors, when in range, was completely de rigeur. Rebidding a second suit meant ...
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Hi Ed. Many people I respect, including some team-mates, would agree with your disagreement with me on my (2). The issue in the real world though is that no-one seems to be able to sensibly advise how to do that as a practical matter (and the other discussion re what ...
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