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March 22, 2011
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VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
Here I agree with you, Tom. Preparation of defenses should be done by accessing the SSF before the time clock starts.
VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
Danny: Plenty of times I've seen tables race to finish a board (or two) at lightning speed to beat the clock. I would avoid pulling boards if there is time left.
VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
A few assorted comments: IMHO, when a system for IMP or VP penalties for slow play is imposed, then nearly always "the cure is worse than the disease." There may be disciplinary consequences, but not score related penalties, for slow play. The question at hand (up for vote) is only ...
Road to the GNT Final Four R8 Q2
Great article and great series, Mike. Enjoyable to read. I've never before seen those "3-suited" methods by the strong club opener. I'm curious to see what other Big Club theorists have to say about it. Off hand it sounds good to me, but I don't play Big ...
Road to the GNT Final Four R8 Q2
Completely agree about pulling the double, Steve. Either bid 5S directly over 5C, or respect partner's choice later. Not everyone would play 3S over 2C as a weak jump. Some treat it as strong -- the same as jumping over a weak-two opening.
Convention Chart Revisions
Regarding USBF policy of more convention restrictions in the RR than in the KO phase: Imagine trying to prepare in advance against various systems. In the RR phase, you might face a dozen or so teams (perhaps 30+ possible pairs of opponents and systems) for a series of 1-hour matches ...
ACBL Mixed Teams CoC
Debbie, I'm pretty sure that the WBF does allow 4-2 and 2-4 combinations in Mixed WBF Championships. I believe the USBF COC's for their Mixed Team Trials (2016) followed suit, and would have allowed such teams in the trials. None happened to enter, however.
How Low Can You Go?
I've played in at least one 2-day Regional KO played with BAM scoring. It was in a DC area Regional several decades ago. There may have been a few of them tried. I like the format. An interesting possibility for a viewgraphed match would be to be able to ...
I wonder about the pass of 2 on the first hand. With around half the deck, and the opponents having an 8-card fit, I'd be tempted to make a negative double of 2 (correcting 3 to 3 if necessary.)
Breaking ties in KO matches
Perhaps we should take this one step at a time. Can we agree that if two teams have previously met in the RR, then the winner of that RR match will be declared the winner of the KO match, if that KO match ends in an exact tie? This will ...