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John McWhinnie
John McWhinnie
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March 29, 2011
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Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
Lee: "some people don't know their systems" OR they know their system but don't know what bids are alertable.
What Does This Bid Mean?
Where I play a reverse is FG. What you suggest would be alertable.
What Does This Bid Mean?
Richard "2♠ is only FG if agreed as such". I think this should be "2♠ is FG unless not agreed as such"
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
Good idea to play it as an unusual raise, your suggestion seems quite useful. The don't do it comments above are useless.
How much variance do general BWers create?
Failure is not an option
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
David, I believe inexperience players depart from there stated agreements far more often than seasoned players. Indeed I regularly witness many cases of 5-3-3-2 patterns in range being opened 1 of suit. Why? because I have they 5-card major or more commonly because they don't have every suit stopped ...
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
How about some fun with full disclosure. We play balanced 14-16 first and second 15-17 third and fourth. About once or twice per month I upgrade some juicy looking 14 counts and another time I downgraded an 18 count with no aces, twice I had my clubs and spades mixed ...
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
This all seems rather trivial nitpicking to me. Experienced players should expect some departure from the stated 2 point range. Upgrades are fairly common place, and some might even downgrade something like KJxx Qxx KJxx KQ out of 15-17.
Reviving old questions.
This is what we do
A puzzle solved
Hoping partner is ruffing I return the 5 or whatever best suggests a return. There is no second choice at teams is there?

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