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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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Different explanations in the middle of the hand - what now?
You should call the TD and explain that explanations have been transmitted through the screen, contrary to regulation, and you do not know what information you should use. "TD: must I try to give partner a ruff and wait for you to tell me the right defence when awarding an ...
What's a "Comparable Call"?
If 2NT 'specifies the same denomination(s) as that specified by the withdrawn call,' then offender can bid 2NT without silencing parnter, even if 2NT is not a comparable call; under Law 27B1 (a). If Double is comparable (which seems likely) then offender can double and partner can bid. Double ...
Trying it on ?
4 is a more distributional hand which does not want to defend 3NT?
Trying it on ?
moved
Your opinion about a very weak preempt
Yes, and I would not describe it as 'very weak'.
What does partner's tank suggest?
> what are you supposed to do looking at spades and diamonds? Double: "stolen-bid responder's second-round transfers" :)
I forgot. Is there any chance to recover?
We have conducted polls where the responses from pollees is along the lines of "I would wake up - what agreement have I forgotten or has changed recently?". The result of the poll can be that not waking up is not a logical alternative.
I forgot. Is there any chance to recover?
If you didn't see the alert then you don't have UI from the alert. (You might have UI from the lack of alert.) But if there was an alert and you did not notice, we may well rule that you did have UI from the alert - because (on ...
I forgot. Is there any chance to recover?
The only time I had a similar auction, I opened NT on 3=4=4=2 and rebid hearts with what turned out (on closer inspection) to be 3=8=0=2.
Robin Barker's bidding problem: AT7 K9643 Q6 542
It is not unusual in clubs in England, I also think it is French standard (SEF)
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