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Sam Dinkin
Sam Dinkin
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Member Since
April 23, 2012
Last Seen
Aug. 8
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
5th Place NA Swiss, Providence, RI, 2014; Silver Medal 2009 Venice Cup NPC; US Junior Team 1993
Regular Bridge Partners
Cenk Tuncok, JoAnna Stansby, Michael Shuster, Nancy Joe
Favorite Conventions
Fantunes
BBO Username
shdinkin
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Dinkin-Baker Precision
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All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
On the first page preamble 4 they say "4. In the following ‘Weak’ means 9 points or less and ‘Strong’ means 16 points or more." My recollection is they used to define strong as 13+.
All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
Yeah, looks like it would not work on basic+ any more unless it is at least average. Quasi-natural means that 1 would be 2+ unless it is a singleton Q, K or A and 3316. It would also rule out (31)27 and (32)17 and 3307. If you ...
All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
3 = shortness ask -3 = hi Singleton or void -3 = middle -3NT = no shortness -4 = lo 6331 -4 = lo 7(23)1
All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
I really like the timed events at the Olympics vs the judged events. I also like rule of law. It’s a good point to have well defined rules for the hands shown or denied. There is a “void ask” permitted on the current general chart (local club games and ...
All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
If you like zz or ltc or ???, then use that. I like work because we also have a control ask later, then spiral scan/denial cue. But some great scientific pairs I highly respect use zz. There is something to be said for regular cues when a hand has only ...
All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
Interesting. So would the 1. http://www.worldbridge.org/rules-regulations/competitions/systems/ They also changed “strong” to be 16 instead of the old 13. Could the US really be more permissive than WBF?!
All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
If you take two steps for majors, you sometimes get higher than the safety level of the auction (1NT).
All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
I have been thinking about that. The rules are pretty porous on that point. E.g., a quasi natural diamond bid that always has 4 might squeak in as a natural treatment because it also shows 2+D. Another tactic might be to have 1 asking about ...
All your minors in 1!D (including a relay system to show exact pattern)
Zz is fine but work is what ACBL enforces at the low end.
2!C 4+4+MM 8-12 defense
Good points. The one with more bite is you cannot agree to pass a particular hand pattern, but open the same hand with one fewer king.
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