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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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Delayed Alert
First off, let's remember that alerts are matters of local jurisdiction. I'm assuming everyone is talking about the ACBL with no special rules, which clubs are allowed to have. As MR wrote, there is never a delayed alert for actions on the first round of the auction. Alerts ...
Steve Willner's bidding problem: AK742 KQ5 AK4 75
There seems to be confusion between two separate hands. TBW panel saw 5 A643 J97652 J6 and voted for 2D. (Richard gave the exact votes above.) The panel agrees with Bridgewinners voters that 2NT would have been natural, so nobody chose it with the hand given. Benoit suggested 2NT might ...
Part I - GNT Subsidies for Winning Teams
D25 gives $2000 per team, all four flights: Fund source is Grass Roots Fund games.
slip of the tongue ?
The alternative is Laws that depend on observable events. There are plenty of examples, including those that deal with when declarer's or a defender's card must be played (Law 45).
slip of the tongue ?
Another wrinkle: if LHO's play was out of tempo or with undue emphasis, L73A2 could be relevant. For the L45C4 part of the ruling, the Director has to determine declarer's intention at the time he first designated a card. Therefore the exact description of events is critical, but ...
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Seems to rule out "obvious shift" signalling. Even if you don't play "obvious shift," whether you want to encourage or discourage in one suit usually depends on whether you like or dislike the alternatives.
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
Alerting depends on jurisdiction. I've answered the poll based on what I know of the EBU. The answer would have been different in the ACBL.
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
#12 disallows openings with "more than two" possible suits, so all-weak multi is not prohibited by that. I'm not sure what happens if you include strong meanings other than balanced, e.g., weak with an unspecified major or strong with diamonds.
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
It is certainly disallowed on the GCC, but I think it is legal today on the MidChart. As an overcall of 1NT, it is a version of "Reverse Cappelletti" and I think fairly popular. If the intent is to keep things the same, the language needs some tweaking.
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
And yet another question on "constructive" or "purely destructive" ... I'm thinking of a 2D overcall of 1NT that shows "one-suited with a major and less than opening values or a minor and at least opening values." At least that's how I'd describe it to an opponent at ...

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