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All comments by Robert Thorstad
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It's not clear this hand has as much to do with East's decision to open as NS undercompeting.
June 25, 2016
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Thank you for adding the junior discounts!
June 1, 2016
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It would be very cool to see this integrated with vugrpah commentary on BBO
May 13, 2016
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I suppose it's bad manners to vote for: “tell the rest of the club they can be counted on to coffee house so everyone gets points off them?”
March 31, 2016
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:) I'm sure you guys will bring some great results home, too!
March 16, 2016
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I think the best I can do is:
1 (strong) 1 (any hand, 12+)
1 (ask) 1!N (5+ )
2 (ask) 2NT (no side suit)
3 (ask) 3 (322)6 or (222)7
3 (ask) 3 2=2=3=6
4 (RKC on ) … and then your favorite sequence to ask a lot of questions about partner's hand after RKC.
Jan. 13, 2016
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Explaining my “neither” vote –

I think a major advantage of limited openings in precision is that we can preempt with wider ranges, knowing we're not missing a game. So with a mixed raise, I would tend to blast 3M preemptive if I think it's safe. Partner is rarely bidding again, so why tell the opponents I have some cards?
Sept. 13, 2015
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Oops. You're right :).
Oct. 10, 2014
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I'm curious how you rate 3NT?
Oct. 7, 2014
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Two things I'm really happy about are the increased scholarship and increasing the length of the qualifying event. These are both very good changes.

Also, go Tar Heels.
Sept. 30, 2014
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I would never pass, but I wonder whether 4C is a logical alternative.
Aug. 11, 2014
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One comment as a junior. I frequently play with other juniors who are fine to good players but have very few masterpoints (a few hundred at most). When we play in KO events, we basically have two choices. Either we recruit teammates solely because they have a lot of masterpoints (just to get ourselves into a reasonable bracket), or we don't and get placed in the lowest bracket in the event. That's no fun for us, and I think it's also no fun for folks who get matched against us.

It makes sense to me that directors should have discretion to refuse requests to play up, but if you seem to play at the level you are requesting to play, it seems to me sensible for everyone to let you play up.
Aug. 10, 2014
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I had the privilege to watch this hand from the comfortable seat of the dummy. Ben also does not mention that he played extremely well the whole night, and had just come off landing an extremely thin NT game for another game swing.
April 12, 2014
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