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

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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 ...
BW 2/1: Opener's Reverse
As John wrote, my answer depends on whether 2M or 2NT is the catch-all. If the former, I'd put it somewhere between 2 and 3 on the poll: enough extra that the hand is firmly beyond minimum range but not necessarily "full reversing values," which seems to mean an ...
What's the lawful ruling?
As Gordon wrote, the rule depends on the jurisdiction you play in. I believe most of Europe have the same rule as the EBU, but I'll welcome correction if others know better. Australia and New Zealand mostly use written bidding; I'm not sure what they do in events ...
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