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All comments by Bob Okker
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Does the fact that Mr. B has two hands double the probability of “stretching”?
Oct. 18, 2015
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May I go the bar first and then bid some s?
Oct. 4, 2015
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Seriously?
Sept. 15, 2015
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I prefer the more robust, OF5NT.
Sept. 1, 2015
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4 as a Splinter, after a transfer, seems a rather standard, common, and effective method. Gerber (or RKC Gerber) would not even cross my radar!
And 4NT–as a quantitative invite–showing exactly a 5 card Major, I would also assume to be quite common.
Additionally, although a fit has been found (due to the 2 rebid promising at least 3 s) a slower exploration–if we even bother–seems wise. The double of our 2 should have us re-thinking moving past game.
As for what is RKCB here, good question. I do not have Kickback (bummer), so I suppose that 4NT here (but I would not bid it) would have to be RKCB. After all, we have a fit.
Aug. 2, 2015
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Looking at the title, I thought “Local Dupe” may have been referring to the village idiot. Was afraid I may see my name up in lights!
Whew!
July 31, 2015
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Not fond of sliced bread . . . so I abstained.
July 20, 2015
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Yes, Timo. Unfortunately a BIL mentor.
And . . . in response to your follow-up, no, it was not PhilG.
June 16, 2015
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No misunderstanding.

It was on BBO.

I suggested it was wrong. He said it wasn't.
I suggested that maybe it was a typo. He said it wasn't.
I explained my logic. He explained his own.
I offered multiple websites to bolster my position. No change in his position.

I do not intend to show him this post. There is no need to rub his face in it. It is quite possible he may go on teaching his method, which is fine. I, however, will continue to question ideas that do not make sense.
May 30, 2015
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I can count maybe–one trick(?), defending 4.
Can I take my opening 1 back and make it 2?
Pull.
(abstain works too!)
May 20, 2015
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4 - (P) - 3NT - All Pass
oops!
May 3, 2015
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FWIW, responder's hand was: xx xx AK AKJT98x
May 1, 2015
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