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John Prokopiou
John Prokopiou
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July 23, 2012
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July 8
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about me

Greek player (since 1983), director (1993) and teacher (1996).

In 2013  my wife and me we left Athens. Now we run a (very) small hotel in Hersonissos, Crete so since then we play occasionally

 

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Count or Attitude
You’ve right that here the play of the Jack can hardly harm -only danger is if declarer started with something like ♠KQJxxxxx ♥- ♦Axx ♣xx. As a general approach I think that you recommend to play the 9 instead of the J, right?
Count or Attitude
Playing UDCA what would you suggest to prevent partner from continuing hearts?
1NT overcall with a small singleton? Legal or Not in ACBL??
In Greece (at least) you are not allowed to bid 2NT without opening values, but you are allowed to psyche by bidding another suit (forcing) or 3NT... But even if this kind of bid is allowed in ACBL, forget the example. All I meant is that you can't use ...
1NT overcall with a small singleton? Legal or Not in ACBL??
I copy the example I gave elsewhere. 2♥(weak)- Pass - 2NT (forcing, with 5 points). 2NT here isn't a legal bid, therefore you can't invoke the "psychic bid" argument.
1NT overcall with a small singleton? Legal or Not in ACBL??
Indeed, it isn't right. For example: 2♥(weak)- Pass - 2NT (forcing, with 5 points). It isn't a legal bid, you can't invoke the "psychic bid" argument.
1NT overcall with a small singleton? Legal or Not in ACBL??
(TD) "let the result stand on the basis of 1NT being a "psych." TD correctly ruled that result stands, although for the wrong reasons. You can't make an illegal bid means that you are not allowed to psyche either.
A Psych Story
:)
A Psych Story
I copy Art's first comment: "The 2♥ call was alerted and explained after the opponents asked what the 2♥ bid meant."
A Psych Story
"As was pointed out earlier, partner must ignore your alert." The alert was right, the explanation was also right. Why to ignore an authorised information? If there were screens you wouldn't be aware of this, true, but so what?
A Psych Story
There is nothing wrong with psychic bids. In my opinion though, it is more appropriate to psyche against expert opponents, for a bunch of reasons. Here East proved to be a novice.
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