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All comments by Bob Okker
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I thought it obvious to abstain.

I was wrong.
Feb. 12
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Where's my name? I don't see it on the list!
Feb. 12
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Oooh! Bridge with jokers; now that's fun!
Jan. 20
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The answers could be mildly confusing.

JS on 1) and 3) only:, and
JS on 1)-3) only:
look similar and I can foresee the potential duplication.

Maybe change 1)-3): to 1) and 2) and 3):?
Jan. 19
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Actually, Bozo was a decent bridge player!
Dec. 13, 2018
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I only play on BBO, so unless Fred decides to start messing with me, I trust that there are 13.

Abstain! :)
Dec. 11, 2018
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Dibs on 2,000!
Dec. 8, 2018
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The double shows three card support for .
Oct. 25, 2018
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Covering all the bases?

There is always an “other.”
May 26, 2018
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Interesting that you would use a non-forcing bid to force.

I understand your logic, but . . .

If I were worried that my novice partner (possibly being unaware that an artificial 2 was forcing) might pass – I would just bid game with 4. I do not know of any “Standard American” based system such as SAYC or 2/1 where 3 would force. It would scare me to trot out a non-forcing bid to force.
April 7, 2018
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“I would consider a jump rebid by responder (3♠ in this case) to be forcing . . . ”

So you don't play 4th Suit Forcing?
April 7, 2018
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Actually, by incorporating a fitness program into ACBL events, we could prolong the lives of the core membership.

It seems that everyone laments the lack of junior participation in bridge. But, thinking outside the box, why not attack the problem from the other end . . . by extending the lives of current members! :)
April 2, 2018
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BWS 2017
G. After Our Major-Suit Opening:
After a two-over-one response, . . . two notrump . . . may be based on a minimum hand.
Feb. 14, 2018
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I, too, learned about the Principle of Fast Arrival in Bridge 102.

Then I moved on to Bridge 103 and discovered the superiority of this auction showing extras.

Think about it.
Feb. 8, 2018
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What day of the week is it?
If it's a Friday, then yes! Always slam on Friday.
Feb. 6, 2018
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Although it should be fairly obvious, especially in light of previous polls, perhaps reword the OP to specify “after responder's 2/1 GF.”
Jan. 8, 2018
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Okay, your preference for doubling first comes through loud and clear. But help me to understand how doubling first helps. If the auction instead proceeds like this:

(1) - P - (2) - X - (P) - 3 - (P) - ??

Now what?
Jan. 5, 2018
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While 3 next specifies your suits (with both reds we presumably hear some bid) is it forcing?
I would think it (3) to be forward going with primary s. But it undersells the hand, in my opinion.
Jan. 5, 2018
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Jump-shift with 17? A hand (5332 presumably) that many would open 1NT?
I don't see how forcing game with a 3 card jump-shift is furthering the accuracy of describing your hand. A 2NT rebid, however, I can understand.
Jan. 3, 2018
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