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Mike Nelson
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Member Since
March 29, 2011
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Non Life Master
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Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
Premeditated collusive cheating = time and eternity ban. Life sentence is too short.
Puzzle after offensive bidding
Andrzej. calling the bidding controversial is the understatement of 2018. But at this point is see no reasonable alternative to a trump, indeed I think I'd have lead one initially.
Meaning of 2NT rebid and high reverse opposite a 2-level negative double?
For this double, North doesn't promise clubs, but he's quite unlikely to be short in clubs. With four spades and at most two hearts, North has at least seven minor suit cards, so he has club tolerance or at least five diamonds. If the latter is the case ...
Director Ruling
If North opens 1, East overcalls 2 and buys it. 2HE= -110 NS. Rather better than the actual result.
Meaning of 2NT rebid and high reverse opposite a 2-level negative double?
The way I've usually played: With a minimum, show four spades or rebid 2, force with 3, all others natural NF with extras.
Director call in Honolulu
The director needs to poll players about what they'd have done over 3 and over 3, before they even consider whether 5 gets doubled. Polling these issues might well have shown that you'd be playing 3 anyway, or several other possibilities. Clearly a weighted ...
We are All Fallible
I'm sure Bob said it, I'm also sure it has been said by bridge players before Bob Hamman was born, said by card players before bridge existed, said by gamesters before cards existed... Indeed, it was said by Urk the caveman kibitzing the Rock Throwing event of the ...
Slow Play, a day behind the “ Flash”
They are, however, empowered to fire the director, and I needed the money. BTW, they were not ACBL sanctioned and did not award master points. I was hired to run the game [i]as if[/i] it were sanctioned, except that written club rules would prevail over ACBL regs (not ...
Do you consider this pass forcing?
With most partners, it was "bid or forced to game on strength." So 1-(P)-2-(2)-P for example is forcing (assuming 2/1 game force, but then most partners should know subsequent intervention doesn't cancel a game force--but not all of them do! However ...
Slow Play, a day behind the “ Flash”
By the way, is a 40% of a top PP illegal or against ACBL regulations, as opposed to recommendations?
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