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What were your favorite pro sports teams growing up in WV?
Sept. 23, 2016
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Thanks for posting Jeff - glad to hear of such a great program in my native city.
June 9, 2016
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Sorry to see this event go - really enjoyed playing it the one time I did. The results posted for it are confusing: http://live.acbl.org/events/R1601001 http://live.acbl.org/event/R1601001/1001/2/results
It's posting it as if it's a team game so I can't tell how individual players did.
Jan. 11, 2016
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Where on ACBL's site are you finding these video files?
Sept. 27, 2015
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Who were the racecars that Justin L mentioned?
Aug. 31, 2015
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I usually don't look at HCP once a fit is found - 4 losers, so either blast 4H or make a cue bid depending on partners raise style vulnerable.
Dec. 9, 2014
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Hi Boye,

I had the pleasure of playing against you once about 5 years ago on the first day of the swiss teams at a summer nationals, and was impressed with how you carried yourself and how friendly you were.

Favorite films and tv shows? (Were you a big Star Wars fan as a kid?)

What are the favorite non-bridge card games in Norway? (In America it tends to be regional - I enjoyed playing cribbage, hog rummy (500), and set-back (pitch) with my grandfather when I was a kid)
Aug. 14, 2014
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Did they end up playing against each other?
July 22, 2014
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Yuan - great idea - I would have loved this when I did GNT B two years ago in Philly. I don't have a team now, but would be interested in the future if something like this gets going.
April 11, 2014
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Hi Bobby,
Thanks for doing the well.

Favorite foods? Do you do any cooking?

Are there any other games you play these days besides bridge? Were there particular card games you liked to play as a kid before you played bridge?

I was playing in a local PLO game last night and when I told the table I played bridge, one of the players, Damon, asked if I knew you. He said that he also knew Steve and Brad, but mentioned you first, so he must think you are the better (or most famous) of the three :)
April 10, 2014
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I have to agree with Bob but for different reasons. When I'm playing, I actually like it when my opponents are arguing, as long as it's on the level that's described here and not screaming. That means they are steaming and not at their best. So I think as long as the behavior isn't affecting other tables and the opponents don't mind, I don't think this is ZT. Now of course, some opponents who do mind might not speak up, so that can be issue that I'm not sure how you deal with (director's noticing someone is uncomfortable?). But I wouldn't want my enjoyment of bickering opponents taken away.
April 9, 2014
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I agree - I think GOP's should always be structured like this to make the open pairs the premier event for the day.
Jan. 17, 2014
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Richard,
My partner and I had to make many modifications to make the system general convention chart acceptable in the US, mainly 1C had to be 15+ to keep transfer responses (mid-chart allows 14+ and we make that adjustment for mid-chart events) and not being able to open 1N with the 4441 hands. Is your system with the 1D negative response GCC acceptable? If so, I'd definitely be interested in learning more about it and see if it's worth the trade-off of not having the transfer responses.
You said that 1H and 1S is 13+ in your system, so what do you do with the 11-12 point 54 majors hands?
The one negative that I see to making 1D-1M unlimited is that opener can't pass as they can when responder is limited, but I'm not sure how big a negative that is.
Oct. 10, 2013
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Gerben - I guess you are my partner in my feared scenario (see my comment below). I agree on your #1, doubling the opponents after a 2x opening is one of the best parts of the system, and even w/o doubling we have had many auctions go like 2S-(3D)-pass out, down 1, when they can make 3 hearts.
Oct. 4, 2013
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Nick - the meanings are the same on each bid (5+ unbalanced), it's just that constructive bidding is worse & more complicated after 2D than the other 3 2 level openings. For one thing the 2C-2D relay conserves more space than 2D-2H.
Oct. 3, 2013
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I play the system and think there are +'s and -'s, much of what other people say. I think the 2D opening is a negative (I'm always in fear what the dummy will be when I open 2D and it gets passed out), but the other 2 level openings are a +. I've had some difficulties withe the 1D-2S type auctions as Richard said, but Fantunes just switched that to transfer respponses. I'm wondering if they feel that solves some of these issues (although 1D-2S to show clubs takes up a bunch of bidding room). This led to one of their screw-ups in the BB where Nunes forgot that 1x-2S no longer showed spades and they played in 4S instead of 3N (but it didn't matter as both contracts make).
Oct. 1, 2013
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Thanks for the reply Kit. What about playing the S3 instead, and playing an honor if East plays low?
Oct. 1, 2013
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On the 6H contract on page 20, it's a remote possibility, but if W has led from 5 spades and east has 3 hearts, don't you have to put in dummy's 9 so that the SK isn't wasted? On this layout, it makes you have to cross to the DA before running the HT, so I guess it depends on what is more likely 5-0 spades or 7-1 diamonds (I would guess 5-0 spades more likely).
Oct. 1, 2013
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On page 18, how does shifting to a heart set it? If E wins, (cashes a club or not), isn't he still endplayed in either spades or heart into giving declarer his 9th trick? (club, 4 diamonds, 2 spades, 1 heart, and either another heart or spade)
Sept. 26, 2013
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Nice endgame technique in the Markland game. Good result, considering “Matthew” Rosenberg lost to him.
Aug. 23, 2013
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