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Hey why does BBO only show my online points when it displays my masterpoint rating. I don't understand why BBO wants to have different ratings. Does someone at BBO believe ACBL points won online are somehow more valuable than F2F.
Aug. 25, 2014
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I had a hand where partner passed out of turn in 3rd seat. I had a 9m count with 5 clubs and opened 1 club which was passed out and I made. Director ruled that I was not allowed to psych 1 club. I explained I put 8-10 pts. in partners hand and bid what I thought I could make. I agree I would not have opened 1 club if partner did not pass but I believe any bid is legal.
Aug. 24, 2014
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I enjoy playing the robot tournaments online. I play mostly F2F. In the robot tournaments with best hand for human you very rarely have to defend. You rarely have to decide when to sacrifice. You never have to preempt. I'm not sure that this would help playing in a regional knockout. Would help substantially when you declared the hand.
I have always played the robot games bidding “normal” occasionally upgrading a hand to 1NT but never considered some of the bids I have seen in this thread.

Someone should be able to check ACBL knockout results and evaluate the number of online robot points to total points to see if Leos statement is true.
Aug. 23, 2014
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Although the concept is sound I will say playing with it when the hand goes out of the way not to support partner and bid no trump does not always work out well. Example hands that I have been involved in.

You hold at imps.
x AKQx x AKQxxxx

I opened 1C partner bids 1N I bid 4C(Gerber) and hearing 1 ace I bid 6 clubs.
Partner held KJxx Jxxx Axxx x
When clubs didn't break went down with 6H cold.

I held
QJTxx
KJxxx
x
AX

On auction
Me Pard
1D 1S P 1N
2D 2H P 2N

2N down 3 when 4 of either major cold.
Partner held
Kxxx
Qxx
Kxx
Kxx

and since partner had to protect his Kings wouldn't support spades.

Although won K diamonds on opening lead opener had 7 diamonds and both minor suit aces.

Jan. 10, 2014
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