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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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How do you rule ?
Neither North nor East knew the double was for penalty at that point.
Table feel vs Cheating
The rule of *13* — crikey, I thought I was being adventurous with the rule of 19! Or do you just mean that you need thirteen cards to open?
Table feel vs Cheating
It is possible I misunderstand it (I am more concerned what that word "as" is doing there rather than the presence or absence of a comma). However, I don't think the laws intend to stop you looking intently at opponents for any reason. If they'd wanted to do ...
Table feel vs Cheating
"...for the purpose of seeing his cards or of observing the place from which he draws a card" This does not prohibit looking at them in order to gain information from their mannerisms and similar. If I recall correctly, the previous version of this law contained something along the lines ...
Full disclosure?
As ever, it depends where you were playing. 1 may have been alertable, 1NT may have been alertable or post-alertable, and the system as a whole may have been pre-alertable. (Not all jurisdictions have concepts of pre- and post-alertable, though). In the EBU, 1 would have been alertable ...
How would you play this?
Is this IMPs or matchpoints?
What do you make of this?
All I really make of it, is that South likes to be declarer. Nothing more sinister than that.
Handicap method for a club teams competition
The appendix to the document contradicts this slightly: (page 55) It suggests a value somewhere between 6.12 and 6.48 .
Handicap method for a club teams competition
You can convert from IMPs to MPs and back again via a formula (from the EBU "full guide to the NGS"), at least at X-IMPed pairs: "a gain of 1 IMP at Cross-IMP Pairs is equivalent to an increase of 6.12% on the Match Point score for a board ...
Why do I need a convention card?
Also worth adding is if you ask, and the explanation does not match what the doubler held, the TD should rule MI unless there is convincing evidence to the contrary. If they don't have a CC, they are unlikely to meet that standard. Further, even if the MI didn ...
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