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Michael Clark
Michael Clark
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Sept. 1, 2015
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about me

Website developer at the EBU. I used to be a fairly serious player and had a couple of successes, but I don't play very much any more.

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Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
I'm not on the L&E, so I could be talking gibberish, but I think I see where the confusion has arisen. The bit you're quoting concerns the things that you're allowed to call "strong". That's not the same as the things that you're allowed ...
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
You don't have to be so verbose. The agreement "strong, or a bit less strong with a 5+ card major" is a perfectly legal agreement to have for 2. But you do have to disclose that, and you seem to be arguing that you don't want to ...
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
So what exactly is your gripe? You want people to be allowed to give poor disclosure of their system?
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
None of the hands posted above are actually illegal to open 2. You're just not allowed to describe them as "strong".
Computer generated laws
I like #19. Especially the word "carefully".
The end of an ERa 25
I did some very quick simulations: 71% of 15hcp hands have 5+ controls 55% of 14hcp hands 37% of 13hcp hands 20% of 12hcp hands Will we start seeing a few 15+ strong clubs being played? You only have to downgrade 29% of the bad 15 counts...
The end of an ERa 25
Oops, mistyped. Meant "controls". Will correct it.
The end of an ERa 25
If you open a flat 12 count with 2, partner should alert. Announcements are for natural bids with 5+ card suits.
Jim Munday Wins Another BBO Individual Practice Session!
Have you not learned anything from Westworld? You can't keep abusing the poor robots and expect to just get away with it by wiping away their memory. Some day they'll wake up and realise what Jim Munday has been doing to them all these years, and oh boy ...
First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey!
"They decided that it was obvious how the player and the kibitzer were communicating, and their code was cracked." Any details, or are they waiting for the appeal?
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