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How should Multi be allowed (if at all) under the Open+ chart?
It seems to me that when responder makes a pre-emptive raise (with some length in both majors), opener has a strong type much less often that one would expect. That is, never.
How should Multi be allowed (if at all) under the Open+ chart?
I would disallow split-range bids in any event played without screens. I would allow a weak-only multi.
Ethical Or Not?
What you did is plainly illegal. See 73B and 73C.
The notorious doctors
The EBU allows two or more systems, chosen according to position and vulnerability, to be played against the same opposing pair only when each round has seven or more boards. However, it seems that it would be permissible in a pairs competition to play different systems in different rounds. So ...
Divertimento
On say a trump lead, declarer can win in hand, play a club to the king, and concede a club. Win the trump continuation in dummy, ruff a club, ruff a diamond, back to A, draw the last trump, K, three club winners to discard red losers. So the opening ...
Bots again (hope the hand is cute enough)
7 at trick three is no good - you can duck that to set up a simple squeeze in the reds. But there is, as Victor suggests, a winning defence available.
Atb on a missed slam
West shouldn't bid 2 with AQx AKxxxx xx xx? Because East with xx Qxx Axxx xxxx will bid 4 for him?
Atb on a missed slam
Double by West would have worked much better than 2.
Punishing partner or ethical?
The traditional way to bid partner's hand was indeed with a slow 2. With three-card support one bid 2 in tempo. Nowadays such methods are frowned upon. It's usual to raise directly with 3154, so 2 is typically 2254 (some styles could have 2245). Opener ...
Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
Only that the winning Tollemache team in 1967, representing Middlesex, was Maurice Harrison-Gray, Albert Rose, Jim Sharples, Bob Sharples, Joe Moskal, Martin Hoffman, Douglas Smerdon, Lionel Wolfers, and Louis Alt.
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