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Kurt Schneider
Kurt Schneider
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Member Since
July 19, 2012
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about me

Canadian living in NH

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bidding and making 6CX with 10 combined HCP against perfect defense.
Favorite Conventions
Anything involving canapé
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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I feel your pain. After opening a strong 1 (alert), I cringe every time LHO overcalls 2 without any discussion. Easily 25% of the time they don’t know what they’re doing and don’t know it, and we have to bear the brunt of the UI ...
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"Expected" and "systematic" can often be at odds. If you are playing with an unknown partner and they alert your reverse, it may not be expected, but it would be systematic and wake you up.
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An alert in this situation is akin waving a red flag saying "do you actually have the points for a reverse?" If that isn't UI... And would you need to alert reverses in GF auctions if they are strong?
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It’s situational. So it could provide UI.
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John - a reverse is a bid mechanism. Its meaning is subject to the systemic environment and IMO is difficult to police for "proper use". Mandating an alert when a reverse comes up light (your biggest concern) is simply a non-starter. Opening bid ranges are controlled (8+ for suit, 10+ for ...
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So I need add either 4 keystrokes for ** ** or 5 keystrokes for (i /i) (note: couldn’t actually use square brackets) versus 1 keystroke for capitalization so I won’t offend the shouting police?
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But then how do I EMPHASIZE a word? I agree that a capitalized sentence is shouting.
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6-5 or 4-7 or better. Not 4-6...
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In our strong club, we’ve “systemized” any reverses out. They simply don’t exist UNLESS the hand is HIGHLY unusual in shape.
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Strong club proponents reverse without extra strength.
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