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Nigel Guthrie
Nigel Guthrie
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Nov. 8, 2011
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ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
[quote=Mike Ma]So why is it OK for people to ignore the rules intentionally.[/quote] Intentionally? Most System regulations are so sophisticated that[list] [*] Many [b][i]players[/i][/b] refuse to learn them. Few understand them. Most of the rest easily rationalize [b][i]carelessly[/i][/b] breaking ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
The EBU invented the famous [b][i]Endicott Fudge[/i][/b] to dissuade pairs from certain agreements about natural bids. The EBU permitted the use of such bids, provided the pair [b][i]avoided conventional continuations[/i][/b]. This was as controversial as the ACBL system regulations. These EBU system ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
At the Guardian Tournament in London, I played for the first time with a young French expert. We were doing badly and he started psyching on most boards. After a few rounds, I alerted his calls as "Probable Psych". My partner called the director to complain about my alerts. I ...
Michaels variants
Over (1m), I play 2m = 5+ and 5+ unbid ( or om). Over (1) (could be short), I like Kit Woolsey's recommendation: 1N = Raptor 5+m 4+M. Over (1), John Matheson recommends..[list] [*]2 = 54 MM. [*]2 = 5+5+ MM.[/list]
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
[quote=Ed Reppert]I would ask a director who told me that last thing to put it in writing so I could present as evidence to the next director after we changed our system in ways that did not comply with this "illegal" regulation.[/quote] No need. In Bridge-Law discussion ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Woolly system regulations tend to punish those who try to comply with them and reward those who flout them. Nobody really understands them and directors are chary about enforcing them. For example, some suffered from the EBU "Rule of 19" regulation which outlawed an agreement to open at the 1-level ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Edited my comment "system-regulations that restrict what a call means". Example case: Spain-USA "Compulsory 3rd seat opening, non-vul". Incidentally, notice that there is no semblance of objectivity in relevant discussions. Opinions divide on strictly National lines. I'm unsure about psychs, in other contexts. However, in general, I do think ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Local regulations, especially system regulations, should be scrapped. If we must have them, however, then they should be simple/enforceable and the ACBL are to be commended for taking this on-board. In particular system regulations that restrict what a call means, should forbid[list] [*]Deviations. Because, for example, rules become ...
BIT Ruling and Aftermath
IMO, the director should...[list] [*]Appoint a substitute director to recuse himself from ruling. [*]Arrange for a proper committee to hear the appeal. [*]Implement the adjustment suggested by the club-recorder, deferring to his poll-backed judgement. [/list]
Two way finesse.
[quote=James Vickers]But if the TD judges there's no UI or no damage, there are no ill-gotten gains for them to keep,[/quote] It is a matter of judgement that directors can get wrong. [quote=James Vickers] ... and if the victims were responsible for some of the damage ...
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