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Real case from sectionals around: “I played better when I had 500 MP than now, having 1000 (attained recently). Why do I have to play in A?”.

With a rating, this person could play in B (condition changed to X MP and a rating >= Y%). If (s)he does well in B may have to play in A until crossing the threshold again, but that would be expected. Certainly would be happier playing in B.
Oct. 10
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The Good Six team in the Europeans qualified last and went to win
Sept. 29
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Eric Kokish
Sept. 7
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At some levels, including a national championship, I'd say yes.
Sept. 4
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So fill two full convention cards, carry both, label them appropiately in big letters at the top on when it should be used (but still onus on you to present the correct convention card).

Banning two systems in a national championship seems extreme.
Sept. 3
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Happy birthday!
Aug. 23
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Maybe give excessive AWMs some bite, like half a top for the 1st, a top for the 2nd, a top and a half for the 3rd, etc.

Only for this particular case, in principle: multiple concurrent appeals.
July 23
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You need 130 pairs for 5 sections of 13 tables each
July 23
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What sbout this? There are 4 sessions in 2 days

4 teams: RR for 3 sessions, 2 advance to 1 session final
3 teams: 3-way for 3 sessions, 2 advance to 1 session final
2 teams: 4 sessions match
1 team: Mix with lower backet, whatever the gap is.
July 4
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The residence certificate is for people lacking a passport of the country they (want to) represent.
July 2
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10 lead covers that case.
June 28
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Jean-Charles:
Thanks for the corrections and clarifications.
June 23
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I think that is the case, 2 years then 10 years, unless you go back to your country of birth.

However for Brink/Drijver/Gawrys/Klukowski it would be the first move, and for Zimmermann/Multon enough time has passed since their last move.

Helgemo/Helness/Martens/Filipowicz can move back to their origin federations.
June 23
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Steve:

Here is the new definition, effective Aug. 1: “A notrump opening or overcall is natural if, by agreement, it contains no void, at most one singleton which must be the A, K or Q and no more than two doubletons. If the hand contains a singleton, it may have no doubleton”

If your partner is aware of your possible hand here, does it establish an agreement?
June 18
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what do you do if you have a swiss with odd number of teams, and an odd number of rounds before lunch?

Have lunch early?
Have lunch late?
Have lunch late for teams involved in the 3-way?
Have sitouts instead of 3-ways?
Have a 1-round 3-way whatever round just before lunch?

All ugly choices IMO.
June 5
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D20 and D18 had been running the Finals online.
June 5
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Stand corrected, Ed. Thanks.
May 17
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I think the announcement implies “as 2”. If shorter is possible, would need an alert.
May 17
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The Merrimac was sunk in 1898.

Maybe the coup was named while the memory of the event was fresh?
May 12
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Randy:
You (and everybody else) are allowed to open 1NT with 4 points as much as you want, as long as it is a true psych and not part of an agreement (how long you can do this without partner expecting it, I'll leave that to you).
Same goes to sticking to your range but having a small singleton (people often overlooks the “BY AGREEMENT” words there, which could be explicit or implicit).
You are not allowed to psych an artificial opener, including strong 2.
May 4
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