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Paul Russell
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April 17, 2015
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Jan. 14
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Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
What does "play period" mean? Given that this regulation only seems to apply to matches played in a single day with no significant gaps between stanzas, does it refer to the entire match?
A Taste of Junior Bridge: The White House Finals 2017
It's been featured in multiple bridge columns in the Daily Telegraph (UK).
Future Claims Procedures - if proposed 2017 laws are accepted.
If I am playing in spades and hold S2 and C32 with everyone else at the table holding only red cards, why is it a poor line of play to cash the spade before the clubs?
Future Claims Procedures - if proposed 2017 laws are accepted.
I think there is a good case to be made that the laws discourage claiming. I know players who won't claim without being able to take the rest of the tricks by cashing their winners because of previous bad experiences when they were ruled against. The problem seems to ...
Ben Kompa Named Churchill Scholar
Cambridge won in 2007, and Oxford in 2008 and 2009.
A technical look at the recent (obscure) rule problem
I think playing SA that a 2 opening should be alerted as it is artificial, and playing traditional acol that 2 should be announced as "strong, forcing". The permitted announcements given by the regulation are "strong, forcing", "strong, not forcing", "intermediate" and "weak", and you can use more ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
I don't see why this hand has to satisfy ER25 under the current regulation. You could even, say, play 2 as weak with 5-5 in a major and a minor as this is a meaning that shows 5 cards in an unspecified major and hence is permitted under ...
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
I believe you can open 2 on it but I'm not sure I'd call it Benji. If you want, you can open 2 on 65432 432 432 32
Is using the rules (even obscure) always ethical?
Can't one of your suits be clubs as long as you have another suit with at least 5 cards? E.g. xxxxx none none AKQxxxxx
Unusually short pre empts
I'd alert it on the basis of it having a "potentially unexpected meaning". Although if they also do this at the 4 level then that's not alertable as it's natural and above 3nt.
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