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Phil Clayton
Phil Clayton
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Alert a natural preempt?
It does not follow that any requirement to pre-alert relieves a pair of alerting when the call actually comes up.
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
Peter, that's a great story and I am pretty sure I know the director in question. If all directors adopted this attitude, we wouldn't have a problem in this area.
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
Wayne, thats not very helpful when the Ace is sitting there on the table. And if I held the King, I would never ask this question.
Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: T4 Q932 AK84 A76
Our w/r preempts look like xxx x xx KQJxxxx. We have equity to protect in 130. We aren't making 5. I double.
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
We've gone over this ad nauseum, but "what specifically do I want to know"? 1. Carding and leads is front and center. I hate giving away my hand by asking A from AK? 2. NT range / general approach is next. 3. Anything weird like transfer walsh, or short club ...
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
I never pre-alert my 1N for takeout. But it's not high on my list of things that are tricky to defend against. I don't know about the new charts, but all of overcall structure was GCC previously. In the 144 boards I played with this partner, a 1NTO ...
Meaning of 4C
When the tray was passed, it was not alerted. I asked and was told "no agreement". I asked if it was a suit or something else, and got a shrug from my screenmate. The director was called when dummy hit and the door was closed. She was called back after ...
Meaning of 4C
Sorry dummy had Kxx
Mini Blue Ribbon!
Thanks Timo. Would be an interesting trivia question to know the lowest final session score for a winning pair that was NOT leading after the penultimate.
Meaning of 4C
Bottom line - director couldn't find consensus among pairs. I chickened out doubling with Axx and KJ9x so they wrapped 980. Dummy had AK Axx AKTxx Axx. Declarer had xx QJxxxx xx QTx. Of course, partner's Q lead was unfortunate.
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