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Khokan Bagchi
Khokan Bagchi
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Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
As much as I'd like to continue this discussion, I have to go and make the wife a cup of tea.
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
Yu - maybe the duck hypothesis is a canard?
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
Timo - I think that Mike's already been trumped on that particular line of reasoning.
Why don't DBL?
Yes, 2C to show a big 3-suiter seems a more useful application than using it as natural. Double would then be a good hand with the reds without extreme shape - it all depends on one's overcalling/doubling style. West seems to have expected a more shapely hand for the ...
Why don't DBL?
C'est la vie - nothing works all the time. However, LHO bidding 1S on four small, along with opener rebidding 1NT on a singleton, and the opponents not running holding nine clubs and less than half the deck, seems like a very remote sequence of events to me. Making 4S ...
Why don't DBL?
I like double over 1NT, as it shows extras and east has an easy 2H bid over partner's minor suit response. With the second double showing extra values, I don't see a compelling reason for partner to pull with Kxxx xx Jxx xxxx. I'd take my chances ...
Bowling Along 4 - Topsy Turvey Tuesday
Nick, your suggestion sounds a bit like the old Zirinsky scale, or at least a hybrid system. I think Bill's suggestion is the way to go.
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
"Well, it's definitely not helpful to call a spade a heart." And this would be based on your vast knowledge of social anthropology in the ME, right? Let's just stick to what we think we know about specific people, don't you think?
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
The headline for this story could have been "Caplan Inversion......." A great story, somewhat reminiscent of George Mittelman's excellent "Revenge on the Pros".
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
Good on the youngsters for not folding under the barrage. However, I'm not sure that it's helpful to label a culture as inherently sexist.

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