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James Lawrence
James Lawrence
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Sept. 29, 2011
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about me

Club player and EBU tournament director.

"minus1100" on BBO, a name I occasionally live up to!

In real life, I am a professional data scientist.

United Kingdom

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5HX-9 NV. Maybe that isn't an accomplishment...
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BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
I meant in the context of system title --- if you ask what basic system a pair are playing and they say "two over one", I would consider myself misinformed if they were actually playing any kind of strong club system.
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
For me, anything might be called 2/1 if: - 1-2, 1-2 are forcing to at least 3NT (if this isn't true, I might rule misinformation if a card was headed with "2/1" and opponents assumed these sequences were forcing and went ...
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
"2/1" as a system title has become synonymous with "2/1 game forcing" i.e. a non-jump 2/1 is expected to be natural and forcing to at least 3NT. That may change in future if another use for 2/1 becomes ubiquitous (e.g. 2/1 transfers, perhaps).
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
Of course, you could write either "precision with 2/1GF" or "2/1 with a strong club" if you were playing 1 as approximately 16+ and otherwise 2/1. What I wrote is just if your system title is "2/1" with no further information about the 1-bids (thus ...
Is ACBL Aiming for Ridicule?
Isn't 24 boards in 6 hours 15 minutes per board, not 12.5?
Your wish is my command
I think it would be legal at rubber bridge (possibly under now-defunct rules), but agree not at duplicate.
Q and A about Orlando World Bridge Series CoC
Agreed. A psych must be: (1) deliberate (2) gross (3) a misstatement. If it's an agreement then it fails (3).
Forcing non-forcing free bids
If it isn't alertable in ACBL (though I offer no opinion whether or not it is), then as TD I would say "If I get called to the table because you passed it then you aren't getting the benefit of any doubt about mistaken explanation, perhaps even if ...
Proper Framing a Director Call for a Teachable Moment: UI
Oh it's still a teaching opportunity, you just didn't realise you would be the one doing the learning...
Proper Framing a Director Call for a Teachable Moment: UI
You've asked specifically about the framing of this as a teachable moment, which is very considerate of you. You could stroke their egos a little with something along the lines of "we generally let this sort of thing go unchallenged with new players who are still learning the game ...
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