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July 18, 2014
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Threshold to Double Weak NT with a Balanced Hand
I need a lead. Replace the Heart 5 with the J and I double. Responder will typically sit with a balanced hand and 7HCP and so will advancer so I want my shot at beating 1NT when the deck is 20-20. Absent the Heart J10 I pass.
Low Road
Why not a responsive double after 1C-X-1S-?
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
I play a Balanced Forcing Club meaning that the minimum HCP for both balanced and unbalanced hands is equal or near equal. Generally, 1NT is an effective preemptive weapon with 14-15HCP but with 17HCP the slam possibilities seem to outweigh the preemptive benefit of 1NT. Therefore the best 1NT range ...
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
I have to agree with Marty concerning Crash against experts.
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
I believe the discussion is more complicated. What the specific Big Club is makes a huge difference. For example assume that the opponents open a 16+HCP 1C but play a 15-17HCP 1NT. In this case, 1/2 the 16-17HCP hands are removed skewing the 1C opener towards an unbalanced ...
VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
Al- I don't think the juice is worth the squeeze. Applying a VP penalty is somewhat draconian and a pair who felt they were unfairly penalized will lead to a minimum of bad feelings. It will go a LONG way to NOT providing an enjoyable experience for all, neither ...
VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
It think to clarify the issue at hand, when a match goes late it is detrimental to the enjoyment of all other teams not involved as the next Round Robin is delayed. Aside from sending the best team to the WC, an excellent, enjoyable event for all is a significant ...
VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
Good idea, probably not implementable. There are cameras at every table but this event is run by dedicated unpaid volunteers. We would need more volunteers to implement the very good suggestion you make so I think the solution is unworkable. Even if we could do it, without guidelines as to ...
VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
Actually, although I wasn't talking about it specifically, there is often a discussion at the table about what they are going to play against out unusual system or "Crazy Stuff" as one World Class expert put it before the match starts. Essentially our "crazy stuff" is a forcing 1D ...
VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
Peter, We need some way to adjudicate the time spent explaining unusual methods else it will be a can of worms for the directors to untangle the situation where lots of questions are asked. I felt my proposal was a compromise NOT requiring anyone to memorize the opponents relays but ...
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