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Robin Barker
Robin Barker
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May 9, 2012
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about me

Started playing bridge at Cambridge University in the 1980s.  Started directing at national level (EBU) in the 1990s.  Some directing at zonal level (EBL) in 2000s.  Now (2010s) National TD for EBU and still playing: mainly in teams knockout competitions.

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my hand tells me partner has misbid
What woke partner up?
my hand tells me partner has misbid
"Tell them what you play" It seems relevant that 2 by a non-passed-hand is the majors, so tell the opponents that.
Does a correction to 4H on this hand bar partner under current rules (ACBL)?
I can only argue from the apparent intent of the laws, which is not a strong position. Regardless of the use of "specify" elsewhere, I think the two "specifies/d" in Law 27B1 (a) mean different things. This is not a good position. When a applied to (sufficient) replacement bid ...
Web Movement?
An inherently one-winner movement - is that what the players like? :)
"unnatural"? Playing 4 to show a hand which want to play 4 may be unusual but it is not unnatural.
What happens after a psych
Law 40A3 (of the WBF law book) "A player may make any call or play without prior announcement provided that such call or play is not based on an undisclosed partnership understanding (see Law 40C1)." This does not specify a penalty for making a call based on a concealed (undisclosed ...
Can I vote for 2 if it shows spades or it shows spades+minor?
What happens after a psych
Perhaps the well known "psychic control" convention (Drury) was employed.
What happens after a psych
A poll indicates whether or not South's action opposite the psyche were normal. The poll appears to show that South's action was unusual: this is some evidence of a partnership understanding to bid 2S without spades. Where you go from here depends on your jurisdiction.
Follow-up to "What's the Correct Ruling?"
"egregious" was used in America in the context of "failure to play bridge" for a long time before 2007, when "serious error" appeared in the laws. In this context, "failure to play bridge" by the non-offenders was a used as a reason to not adjust the score (for either side).

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