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Tony Rolfe
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Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
I played at the club today and, while we have no books specifically on Acol, my partner has played Acol regularly with a partner who is now 91. He played Acol from the early days and Elainne learned the game from him. I have to report that she is also ...
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
Back in 1962 we were a group of schoolkids learning to play bridge from an Acol book owned by one of the others. I was always a maths and numbers person and I remember liking the symmetry that all NT ranges were 3 points. What was the book? I have ...
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
Richard... I'm not sure what you want me to provide evidence for. That I played Acol in 1962? That I played in Cardiff in 1966? That in sequences where an opening 1NT would have been 12-14 a 1NT rebid would have been 15-17? Of course I can't provide ...
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
I do know that "Traditional Acol" had a variable NT, depending on vulnerability, but since this thread was about 12-14 openings, I didn't think it relevant to introduce that red herring. My Acol goes back to the early 1960's (1962 to be precise) and a 1NT rebid, in ...
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
1-1 is only a problem with 2533 hands. Traditional Acol has 1NT as 15-17. With 12-14 raise partner with 3, bid 4-card minor or rebid a 6-card heart suit. With 2533 choose your poison. The easiest approach is to rebid the hearts. With my forcing club (natural or ...
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Or, just avoid the sessions where this applies. What I want is to make newcomers feel more comfortable about playing in club duplicates.
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
I have suggested elsewhere that each club teaches beginners whatever basic system is common to that club, be it Standard, Acol or whatever and refer to this as "Club Standard". Each beginner, on completion of their lessons, is given a system card with their name, NBO number and all the ...
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
Art, regarding your second paragraph, there is no reason why the 3NT rebid shouldn't show a hand which wants to play 3NT opposite 6-9. This may be 18-20 or a semi-gambling bid on a long suit and a lot of hope. Responder doesn't (shouldn't) care since they ...
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
I've played (11)12-14 since the 1960's and 1 - 1NT - 2NT has always been 15-17. This doesn't change with 4 or 5 card Majors and doesn't matter whether or not you are playing inverted minors. Your first example is, for me, a clear pass and ...
Ian Grant's bidding problem: K984 J76542 J 86
Not playing 12-14 as indicated in the OP. But opening 1NT range is irrelevant. Opps will (almost) never have more than 24 so pard is (almost) guaranteed 10+ regardless of the NT range. About the only thing we know about partner's hand is that he doesn't have a ...
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