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Paul Barden
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Aug. 20, 2015
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Leading 2./4.
"2nd and 4th" has two different meanings. One is "4th from 4 or more, 2nd otherwise (except Hx)" The other is "2nd from weak length, 4th from length to an honour"
KO: Waving the white flag not allowed? (ACBL)
Anthony: I doubt there's a marathon runner in the world who thinks badly of Paula Radcliffe for quitting that race. I know I don't.
UI Ruling Question
I've got a lot of sympathy for Anne here. Club bridge is a social event, it needn't be a fight to the death. However, the villain of the piece is North not West. Not so much for his moustache-twirling 2 bid, as for telling his partner to ...
UI Ruling Question
Suppose that N-S had (sensibly, given South's infirmity) agreed to adopt no special methods against a strong 1 opening. And North had simply forgotten to alert the 2 transfer. West, following Anne's advice, passes, North bids 2, which is passed back to West. Would you ...
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
If anyone's saying passing 5X was wild or gambling, yes, that would be relevant. The same for doubling 5 with the information that West had clubs and hearts.
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
Whether or not you agree with passing 5 is irrelevant to this ruling.
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
EBU regulations state that "If there is no alert and no announcement, opponents can assume that the call does not fall within an alertable or announceable category, through either explicit or implicit understanding." And "a pass or bid must be alerted if it ... is not natural..." When West bids clubs ...
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
I'm very surprised by the claims that there was no partnership understanding. "In the EW system the 2 overcall would show the red suits over a natural (or short) club. Over a strong (e.g. precision) club it would show the minor suits. They had not discussed the ...
Patterns V - The 4th suit
I predict 30% will be 4432. It will be a bit more if we stipulate a minimum point count (because 4432 has more major-suit cards) and more again if we require a higher point count for a take-out double with three clubs.
What's your ruling ?
It's not reasonable to require that East should consult a convention card on the other side of the screen. Not having been there, I can't say what the ruling should have been. But I can strongly recommend that your regulatory authority adopt WBF regulations requiring written explanations and ...
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