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My mentee bid 2 over 1, making my decision rather easy.
Feb. 27
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Why wouldn't you play the 14th round in the Mitchell to make it all-play-all?
Oct. 18, 2018
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3C pass 4S at my table; would you really lead a trump? Maybe if I were having a better day…
July 16, 2018
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I lead a club, and duck if West leads a low spade. If Qx, I pay off.
May 27, 2018
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I think playing 13 of the 22 opponents is fairer, and it appears to be a normal web movement to me… If you look at board 1 results sorted by table number, it becomes apparent that 1-11 played one set, 12-22 played the other, and board 1 started at table 21 also.
May 20, 2018
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Plausible? Correct?
April 20, 2018
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I talked myself out of the spade lead when partner couldn't double 2S, but it or the diamond were big winners. Dummy was AKJxxxx Kx J98 x opposite declarer's 9 AQJ8xx xx AQxx. Worse yet, the other table didn't open 1S, and 4S had no play.
Dec. 5, 2017
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You could also do the 3/4 Howell, which plays 9 rounds and has 5 stationary pairs, 4 of whom switch direction or turn the card.
Dec. 3, 2017
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And what is a recommended auction after North overcalls 1H instead?
Nov. 20, 2017
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The top bracket of the K/O only had 6 teams, so they played a morning final to be eligible for the Barometer Pairs. Yes, a Monday Swiss :)
May 31, 2017
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If the bidder's hand matched his convention card but not partner's, I'd say the evidence points to misinformation, and rule in the defenders' favor.
Feb. 22, 2017
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Law 75 Mistaken Explanation or Mistaken Call

C. Mistaken Call
The partnership agreement is as explained — 2D is
strong and artificial; the mistake was in South’s call.
Here there is no infraction of law, since East–West
did receive an accurate description of the North–
South agreement; they have no claim to an accurate
description of the North–South hands. (Regardless
of damage, the Director shall allow the result to
stand; but the Director is to presume mistaken explanation,
rather than mistaken call, in the absence
of evidence to the contrary.) South must not correct
North’s explanation (or notify the Director) immediately,
and he has no responsibility to do so subsequently.

So no.
Feb. 22, 2017
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IIRC, it's described in the Encyclopedia of bridge, but it's something like multiply the {1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th} digit by {3,4,5,6,7,8} divide by 9, and subtract remainder from 11.
Dec. 27, 2016
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Was that by chance at a national, and clubs?
Sept. 16, 2016
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The most I remember having is 26 Low Card Points (2=4, 3=3, 4=2, 5=1)
Sept. 15, 2016
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Presumably not playing Flannery?
Sept. 2, 2016
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Many of these are on wikipedia as links from the page Dale posted above.
Aug. 3, 2016
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The percentages were discussed upthread–some sections had a top of 51, some a top of 64, but every section refers to a top of 51.

For the current standings, I'm guessing 1st-3rd were 1st-3rd N/S, and 4th-6th were 1st-3rd E/W, getting a section 1st-3rd award, exactly the same as the top 3.
July 24, 2016
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3S was compulsory… so you don't transfer without game values?
July 19, 2016
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I would transfer and bid 2S, which may only invite game yet is still forcing for one round, then 3S.
May 14, 2016
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