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The only comparable calls after a pass out of turn, at partner's turn to call, are calls that definitely limit the offender's hand to less than an opening bid. Say his pd opened 1D. He could bid 3D, playing inverted, because that would deny an opener. He could bid 2NT, if that were a limited bid, because, again, it would deny an opener. And he could bid 1NT, which denies an opener. And he could bid a weak jump shift. But he could not bid 1H or 1S or 2D, inverted, and unlimited, because these bids are not limited to less than an opening bid, and in each of these cases, he could possibly have an opening hand.

He can also make non-comparable calls, but his partner is silenced for the remainder of the auction. And the score is subject to being overturned.
April 2
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Way to go, Richard! Congratulations to both for this win and for the 2nd place finish in the fast pairs.
April 2
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Playing against Ron Anderson and Tom Sanders, years ago, Ron opened a minor and I overcalled a heart. The auction proceeded, Pass, Pass, x, and I bid a spade with my 4-5 distribution. Tommy, holding six hearts, was sure that I had psyched and single-handedly put the hand in six hearts, which my partner, holding a singleton heart and an ace, doubled, knowing that I had a minimum of 5, at least reasonable, trumps. I would like to say that we all had a good laugh afterward, but that wasn't the case.
April 2
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Praying for your daughter, Frank.
March 29
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ACBL's site clearly states that we are required to wait 10 seconds after a skip bid.

Yet, one writer in an article in “The Bulletin” says 5 seconds is long enough because 10 seconds is a “lifetime”. And that same opinion has been stated and gone unchallenged numerous times in print.

When the attitude of those who speak for the ACBL is what it is, folks feel justified in ignoring the rules and regulations of the game. Waiting two or three seconds, or even five, is not complying with the rules.
March 28
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My husband and I had this very auction recently. He bid 3H, showing heart values, and a desire to play 3NT. Holding Jxx of spades, I bid 3S, hoping to play 3NT opposite a partial spade stopper. He interpreted the 3S bid as showing Ax and a desire to play 3NT from his side. How do you guys play a 3S bid here?
Feb. 7
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Congratulations, Curtis!
Jan. 19
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“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

If we could vote, I would vote no second chance for adults, whether they cheated alone or with another person. So what if they could be rehabilitated. They had no business cheating in the first place and they knew it.

Give the young ones a second chance, as Peg Kaplan and others have suggested. They may have cheated because they thought it was fun or funny to trick their peers. And that behavior can be changed with education.
Dec. 14, 2018
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Ray, I think this director just lacked the experience to handle the situation, and will do better next time.
Dec. 7, 2018
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Ever the voice of reason, Peg.

Love your comic relief, Giles.
Dec. 7, 2018
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Edward, you are not the only one to whom my post was not clear. Is this the unclear part?

“At this point, I called the director and told him the 4D bid had been announced as a splinter.

I expected the director to address the fact that there was an announcement and that there was now Unauthorized Information (UI) to be addressed.”
Dec. 7, 2018
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John,

According to East, she believed her 4D bid to be a strong jump shift, showing at least five diamonds (minimum length) and at least 16 hcpts (minimum hcpts). So, she lacks the extras of which you spoke.

It's a moot point now, but I think it inappropriate for an east who understands that she had information to which she is not entitled, to rebid diamonds.

If I were in the east chair, I think it would be inappropriate for me to take further action. But without help from the director, my mentee would be unaware of any such obligation.
Dec. 7, 2018
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Michael, did you add a question at the end of your post, or did I overlook it earlier? Whatever the case, I did tell the director, after the game, what I had expected to occur when I called.
Dec. 4, 2018
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Thanks, John, John, Ray, Ed, and Stuart for your new contributions to the discussion.
Dec. 4, 2018
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Not sure we speak the same language, Ed. I think I could use a translator.
Dec. 4, 2018
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Agree 100%, Ed. I misspoke.

Good recommendation, Greg.
Dec. 4, 2018
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Peg, once again, thanks for your input.
Dec. 3, 2018
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Alex, thank you for your thoughtful response.

I definitely would not have called on a novice pair. But I did not consider this pair a novice pair.

I did not know for sure what their agreement was, regarding the 4D bid, but I did suspect she had something other than a splinter when rho began thinking about her next call.

My rho seemed worried, though she did absolutely nothing improper. And, at this point, I may have been influenced by my diamond and heart holdings. In fact, I think I was.
Dec. 3, 2018
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Michael,

I see that you all agree that my time to call on the announced, rather than alerted, splinter has run out.

Where can I read the rule? I am asking you and Ed, both, hoping that one of you will see this question and answer it here.

As I mentioned in my request to Ed Reppert, one poster found it odd that a certified director could be unaware of any such law or regulation.

I have read the new law book several times in an effort to learn the new laws, but do not remember seeing such a rule.

Calling when the announcement was made would mean constant director calling on stuff that doesn't matter, so I would never choose to do that.

People speak of two-way shots, and waiting to call at the end of the hand would feel like one to me.

Thanks.
Dec. 3, 2018
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Ed,

Thanks for all your thoughtful posts.

I am taking the word here of so many directors who said I called at an inappropriate time. I have checked a few laws and do not find one that says that the time has run out for me to call on the announced, rather than alerted, splinter.

One poster thought it odd that I don't remember running across such a law, but I still cannot find it.

Can you point me to the law that tells me when that time to call on that specific irregularly ended?

Thanks.
Dec. 3, 2018
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