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Steve Willner
Steve Willner
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June 14, 2013
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Live and play in Boston area.

United States of America

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What do you call such a bid?
Interesting question, though I'm late coming to it (as usual). Bi-, tri-, multi- are good Latin prefixes, but 'valent' isn't quite right. According to my dictionary, it means power, capacity, or value. Google translate suggests 'significance'. "Bi-significance" would be accurate but awkward. We could also try Greek with ...
Identifying Bridge Proteges
Both Reid and Emily are still playing, though not as often as in the past. Reid is just finishing his dissertation, which takes significant work :-), but he (with Mike Lieberman) will be representing D25 in the NAP-B. I'm not sure what Emily's excuse is, but it may be ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 3NT Rebid
If 15-17, it could also be a semi-balanced hand with a singleton in partner's suit (therefore no 1NT opening). As Christopher mentioned above, opener should not be bidding 3NT with an above-minimum opening and 3-card support for partner's suit.
You open 1!S, next hand bids 2!H, partner doubles....
If you are going to use a bid to artificially show a minimum, it seems to me it should be 2. There's still not enough room to sort everything out, but you have one more step. For example, responder's 2NT could be a transfer to clubs or ...
English-German translations
David is channeling Mark Twain there, but it's still hilarious. (I think Mr. Clemens suggested letter x for the th sound.) Isn't the real problem that English may cease to be one of the (many) EU official languages? Has any country agreed to sponsor its continuation?
What's the lawful ruling?
I don't see the contradiction: some ACBL regulations are binding on clubs, but others allow clubs to make their own rules. (The convention charts and the stop-card rule are examples of the latter.) My question was which category the bidding box rules fall into. We all agree that as ...
Controlling the Tray to Avoid Giving Partner UI
How about "none of the above?" As others wrote, you are certainly allowed to hold the tray to keep the tempo normal. If LHO has already taken a long time, why do you need even more?
What's the lawful ruling?
As others have written, the quote after "lawfully" is an ACBL regulation. Other jurisdictions have different regulations, and in practice, if not officially, ACBL clubs can have their own rules.
What's the lawful ruling?
Is a club allowed to adopt its own bidding box regulations? For example, could an ACBL club adopt the EBU or similar regulations on this subject? As a practical matter, I'm sure they can -- see John's post above -- but what about in theory? Clubs are explicitly permitted to ...
Ruling on Misinformation
Perhaps it's worth reiterating the procedure for handling MI cases because there seems to be persistent, widespread misunderstanding. When MI is suspected: 1. find out what explanation was given at the table. 2. find out what a correct explanation would have been. If 1 and 2 match, the ruling ...

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