"Anytime a TD asks a player for an opinion, that player already has more information than a player at the table. The player being polled knows there is a problem and is on alert."
That's the key, right there. Well said.
I'll vote that 4NT is insane.
Pard opened 1♦ "natural" which in any natural system limits his holdings to 20 points, plus or minus.
I'm told I've shown a weakish hand with 2NT.
Slam isn't on, pard.
Lynn Johannesen above suggests pard could have AK109 ...
Interesting, Mr. Adams. I'm with Mr. Yomtov, I'd like to read your reasoning.
As counterpoint, the sport where I routinely see the best sportsmanship is Curling. Players call fouls on themselves, genuinely applaud good shots by the opposition, and don't like to score because the other team ...
I voted 'conservative' but I think it comes down to your agreements.
Kieran Dyke suggests 3♦. Suits me, but what would your pard think you have if you bid that?
How bad can 2♥ be in your system? (How muhc worse than if you'd opened the auction?)
I wouldn't want to do it, but I'd hate to hold:
and be stuck trying to come up with something clever.
My partner knows I'm nowhere near good enough to play 2NT, so maybe I could bid that...
Oh good grief. These are the examples to which we are to aspire?
1) The substance the Jamaican runner tested positive for is Methylhexanamine. True, it was banned in 2008. It was banned from 2004-11 actually. Fromn 2011, it was reclassified as a Specified Substance, that is, it could have ...