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Kevin Cline
Kevin Cline
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Hamman saying "Squashed like a bug" after I squeezed him for an overtrick
Bridge Accomplishments
Won Flt A Swiss Dallas Regional 2010 with Michael Heymann, John Zilic, and Jeff Juster
Favorite Conventions
Two-way checkback stayman
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q74 832 KQT42 J3
The fifth diamond is not enough for me to venture 3/3.
What Does This Bid Mean?
Should show 3 spades, tends to deny four hearts, probably 3361. Any bid above 3NT would agree hearts.
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
Why do we want to avoid asking new players to learn what to alert? Because the ACBL alert regulations are more complex than the most players convention cards, and in my experience players with limited duplicate experience but a lot of life experience hate being told that they should have ...
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
IMO fewer alerts are better for newer players. It’s about time to drop alerts for all doubles, redoubles, and jumps. Newer players may get some surprises but that’s ok. We want to avoid forcing new players to learn complex regulations regarding alerts. More experienced players can ask when ...
Irrational or brilliant?
Seems like this just wrong-sides the contract most of the time. Occasionally the hand with the long major should declare but mostly it's advantageous for the opener to declare.
What To Do When Someone Acts on UI?
Nice. Sounds like they need to do something, online or in print to ensure that new players are aware of the rules. Casual ping-pong players are generally not. Online might be best in case of a dispute when no referee is present. That would make the rules available on cell ...
What To Do When Someone Acts on UI?
Municipal recreational league? I'm not all that surprised.
Precision sequence 1D - P - 2C
Steve, with less than a game force responder bids a four card major ahead of a longer minor, e.g. with KJxxAxxxKxxxx responder bids 1. This is not peculiar to precision.
Precision sequence 1D - P - 2C
Many pairs play that after 1 2 (or 2) then 2 shows a balanced hand. Responder can rebid a non-forcing 3, or relay 2 to 2NT with various game-forcing hands.
Precision sequence 1D - P - 2C
I abstained because we follow Daniel Neill's "Standard Modern Precision" 1 promises only a doubleton. 2 is not game forcing. With a four card major and less than six clubs or less than an game force, respond in the major.

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