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I don't have a link, I just know when I wanted to run a Vugraph for our Longest Day event I just emailed bbo support and they wrote back with instructions how how to run the vugraph and how to set up the event, it was pretty straightforward.
Dec. 9, 2019
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BBO lets anyone use the vugraph platform, they just give a few tips and instructions and you can sign up. A few years ago they even let me host a vugraph of our local players playing at the mall for “The Longest Day” so we could put it up on a screen there. If you tell them you want to broadcast the “Podunk 299er KO championship” they are fine with that. It is a bit silly to expect them to then police who is actually playing in every such event.
Dec. 8, 2019
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In my experience this particular convention is pretty much the most commonly forgotten convention ever. If you have 5-4 in the majors you probably remember it. If you have a flat 8 count you reflexively bid 3NT and then wince when partner alerts (if he does!). I've seen this convention double forgot by partnerships many times!
Oct. 29, 2019
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I suppose you transfer to clubs and then bid the major. I play this slammish with regular partner, play Stayman and then 3m is weak with 4-6. With 4-5 major minor, GF and no slam interest we give up on the minor and just use Stayman.
Oct. 2, 2019
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Is the partnership dissolving?
Sept. 17, 2019
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“You know there’ll be some pairs playing this in 4♥ (it was a regional Pairs event)” Are you suggesting only weak players look for a 5-3 heart fit with the north hand?
Aug. 29, 2019
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Yes the claim is the equivalent of playing the space ace but that doesn't establish the revoke, the *offending side* has to play for that to happen.
July 31, 2019
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Turning the cards over is not relevant and doesn't establish the revoke, not until the offending side plays to the next trick.
July 31, 2019
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The COC makes it clear the deadline is 30 minutes. Has there been any explanation as to why it went longer? Did a director invoke the “unusual circumstances” clause and extend it? Why?
July 23, 2019
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It certainly implies it is not correct to say the result was decided by an appeal.
July 23, 2019
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ACBL Facebook page says there was no appeal. “NABC RESULTS CORRECTION: Winners of the von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs: Vince DeMuy and Brad Moss. Moss and DeMuy won the event, lost it and won it again as scoring corrections were reported after the results came out. At the time the event concluded Sunday night, they were believed to be the winners, but when official results came out hours later, they had dropped to second. Then further scoring corrections reported Monday brought them back on top, putting announced winners Ed Nagy and Gary Soules in second. No appeals affected the outcome of the event.”
July 23, 2019
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Of course he's not an expert, he's presumably a local player who thinks playing the K from KQ is deceptive and playing the queen is not so he always plays the K.
June 18, 2019
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Just curious has East spoken about the hand? Do we know if these thoughts were all going through his mind at trick one. As has been pointed out, if you are going to duck it needs to be done fast so sometimes you just have a feeling it might work and you duck.
June 14, 2019
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Like Eric said. There are a lot of times where the defense knows declarer's shape, for example on a puppet stayman auction we may know declarer has a 4-4 fit. We could agree to play standard carding if the trump are 3-2 and upside down if they are not. I have long thought these “encrypted” signals were illegal, although I don't know the reference. But if they are it seems the idea of signalling based on where an honor is that the defenders both know they have would also be an example.
June 13, 2019
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Is this legal?
June 12, 2019
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Kit casually says Hurd knows that Wooldridge knows that count so he isn't likely to care about showing count. This is above my paygrade. Certainly when declarer's shape is known I don't feel the need to give count but for me to sit there and work out that my partner can theoretically work out declarer's shape and then not give count. Too exhausting!
June 12, 2019
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Yawn, this one is a snoozefest. The declarer saw a ton of tricks, two aces in the dummy, and claimed too fast without realizing the trouble he was in. Down 1.
June 11, 2019
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I used this very successfully (imho) for lessons. It takes a bit of practice, and you need to enter everything perfectly, but it's great for playing through hands with a group of students. I believe your computer needs to be connected to the internet. I also made sure every two hour lesson had 6-8 actual hands to play.
May 18, 2019
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This is definitely an appeal without merit, maybe they should bring back the $75 fine!
May 17, 2019
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Me too, it made my head hurt. How nice to have exactly length of hesitations! I don't think I've ever seen the “this long hesitation made partner more likely to recount his key cards” issue arise.
May 16, 2019
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