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John Larkin
John Larkin
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Hi I think this might be a UK vs USA divide. Alternative vs Alternate was my point. In UK, first means an option.....technically only one....and the second is an oscillation between one thing and the other. I'd noticed your alternate universe in past, but didnt want to ...
King Please or Thank you?
Is the suggestion that dummy knows the king is a mistake, while declarer doesn't? At trick one? Default position would be to take as "thank you". However. RHO may have, in view of screens, had the only good hearing of the call. If it was "king, please", he would ...
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MR.: can I clarify for future reference.... is it an alternative universe that you often refer to (a USA-thing?), or is it indeed an alternate universe where things change from one thing to the other, day by day?
ACBL Bulletin Ruling the Game column - adjusted score or not?
To be fair, advancer doesn't need to pretend - since the law is explicit that law 16D does not apply. However, the TD, in trying to adjust may hypothetically try "pretending" it didn't happen. Also, since the insufficient bidder may believe they are opening 1spade, that may include hands ...
ACBL Bulletin Ruling the Game column - adjusted score or not?
Not sure I understood all of this, since partner wouldn't even consider going slamming when silenced after 4S or 3NT.... so I may have lost track.
correct director call
So the "Mom!" One is basically, "AW, REF?!"
correct director call
Agree. I think more info is needed here to explain the scenario. Is the insufficient bid genuine, or a typo? Was there a reason to think RHO had bid? A hesitation, or a comment? I suspect somewhere there is a mistake or omission in the post.
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ER : I suppose the suggestion is that UI can be replaced/"overruled" by AI.
ACBL Bulletin Ruling the Game column - adjusted score or not?
Or she may be sensibly avoiding putting her partner in a difficult position.
Gidwani is ACBL's Next CEO
The comment is entirely to do with the sound of the phrase. And it is a great phrase, except that it sounds as if it should be a bad-thing, purely from the cadence. But I don't think it is a bad thing. ( think.... "see that guy, he's got ...
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