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Steve Chen
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Jan. 26, 2012
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Jan. 19
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Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
https://web3.acbl.org/mpholdings Looks like 90% are below 2000.
Is Bridge a sport ? The F-N case.
Olympic games are supposed to be open for non-professionals. I think that was part of the reason why NBA players were not allowed to play in Olympics a few decades ago. Same for soccer. This has nothing to do with whether bridge should be part of Olympics or not though.
Can this sequence exist?
You just have to figure out what likely happened: 1) West is a bad bidder, he bid this way with 3 spades, 5+ hearts, and good hand 2) West is a bad bidder, he bid this way with 4 spades, 5+ hearts, and good hand 3) West is a bad ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 3NT Rebid
After 1-2, if you have 5242/5224 with values concentrated on long suits, you can bid 3m. Otherwise you can bid 2 or 2NT. This will allow partner to bid his second suit some of the time. 3NT takes too much space, so it should define a ...
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
Hmm I didn't realize the platinum points existed that long -- before I learned bridge!
Rule of 2 and 3
Rule of 2 and 3 is meant to help determine whether the preempt is the percentage action. But of course all rules are meant to be broken. At the end of the day, these "rules" are just guidelines, you still have to exercise judgment. BTW, I think rule of 2 ...
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
Maybe I read it wrong, but I sense the dismay from OP that too few members have a good amount of platinum points. If there is a sarcastic part in it, I have missed it.
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
Well, that's because those events do not give points of any other color...
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: T7xxx Qx AJTx xx
I like 5 to be a "picture bid". In this context, it shows good trumps, no control in side suits (including spades), probably minimum in high cards but working value -- seems perfect description of this hand.
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
I answered "neither are surprising", but it may be because I am already used to it, rather than it should have been this way. The fact is, vast majority of members don't attend tournaments, let alone nationals, where is the only place you can get platinum (even there, one ...
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