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John Gillespie
John Gillespie
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April 30, 2013
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March 20
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What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
It is quite possible that if your next bid is say, 3nt that your partner may go for the grand as long as you do nothing to wake them up and the opponents deserve that shot. Is this ACBL? If so you would have announced the 1nt bid as 11-14 ...
Is doubling after this (slight) pause Justified?
If (big if) a bit is established north is looking at 2+ defensive tricks with an exclamation point on the plus. On this vul does anyone actually look at the north hand in pass out seat and think their partner was considering a double?
Is doubling after this (slight) pause Justified?
A club lead, a stray black Queen(10?) in south or a declarer misguess even in crossing to hand is enough to beat this. Given the accelerated high level of the auction it is going to take a lot more than a "slight" hesitation to take me off the double.
Why a balancing 1NT should be any different from direct NT overcall?
You also have the advantage of knowing where most of the missing high cards are which is often worth a trick in the play of the hand. Should the opponents bid on partners defence will also be more effective at least by mid-hand than if you had passed or even ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted and the ACBL?
I think "I don't have enough information" (why not?) = No. At least until further notice.
Missing alert
I'm in the acbl where 2 is not alertable (today? yesterday? tomorrow?) I think. If it was alertable wherever this occurred I object strongly (yet again) to the notion that the non-offenders have to protect themselves by asking if competent opponents have bothered to follow THE %%#@!%& RULES! Often ...
Best defence to a possibly-short 1C?
Against a strong club we overcall naturally and often on a lead directing 4-card suit aiming at first to set the defence. Direct overcalls tend strongly to deny a decent opening hand as we pass with those unless very shapely where dbl = majors and 1nt = minors doesn't fit. After ...
New Event - Double Elimination KO - Toronto Regional
Gotta run it at least twice (or more) to see if it catches on. The optics of collecting 3 sessions of entries for 2 sessions of hands played is particularly bad.
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
"However, as he became familiar with their methods, both from kibitzing so many hands and from studying their system notes, which they voluntarily provided to him" This from Richard Colker. So our National Recorder is provided with your system notes and kibitzes for thousands of hands..... none of which you ...
You call the Director. You get a ruling
I have been able to quote the relevant laws and state my case effectively during the directors deliberation for a loooong time should I think they are on the wrong track. I may be an outlier but have NEVER appealed a ruling in 40 years. Only had 3 or 4 ...

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