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Ned Paul
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Aug. 25, 2011
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Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
It isn't the forcing pass that is destructive - easy to overcall after all - but the 'fert' when the bidder has nothing. There is no fert with a multi.
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
ACBLland since that is the issue. Multi 2D is normal in Europe.
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
OK, why do I want to play a Multi? To show certain hand types AND ALSO, by showing more than one type of hand in the Multi, to free off the released bids for other uses, typically a two-suited weak hand*. OK let's give some priorities. I like weak ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Yes, well as we all unfortunately know, bridge players are not always their own best friends...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Yes but they allow the defense on the field in the NFL...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Well I kind of think this is relevant. If you can play bids to show 'any strong suit', you should in this day and age be able to play the same bids to mean 'any weak suit'. It should not be a matter of great contention to allow a Weak ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
As a point of information, can you play the standard French system in ACBLland? That is opening 2C is strong with any unspecified suit, typical 8+ playing tricks (similar to the English Acol Strong Two) and 2D is the equivalent of the 'normal' game-going 2C?
Suggestion for attracting younger players.
'In the Cards' - a Canadian (CBC) fly-on-the-wall about Gavin Wolpert and Vince Demuy is pretty good. It's a few years old now though. You can find it on Youtube
Suggestion for attracting younger players.
Alan is very kind but he knows a lot more than me about introducing bridge to young people - I mostly work with adults. Alan is the creator of the English Bridge 'Junior Award Scheme' which is a 6-step knowledge based achievement scheme taking kids from simple trick taking to advanced ...
Suggestion for attracting younger players.
One of the issues is that we as established players keep insisting that bridge needs to be taught. How would you think, if you were a kid and you're parents bought you a Monopoly set and you weren't allowed to play it until you had done a course ...
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