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Alexander Woo
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Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
@Chris - No - they just open 1 and rebid 2. The 2 bid is nonforcing, which is somewhat playable since they are limited to 17. Of course, 1-1N-2 leaves them deciding, possibly with 18 combined hcp, between playing 2 in a 4-3 fit, 3 ...
Does anybody dislike 2/1?
I'll play Acol - even strong NT Acol. I'll play 2/1 - including weak NT 2/1. I think SA is a bad compromise of the 2. If you don't play 1-2 as game forcing, then you are better off playing it as around 9+ and ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
There's a trendy convention among some beginners in one of the local clubs: Modified Mexican - 2 shows 18-19, any distribution. Responses are 2 showing 0-5 any distribution, and all higher responses natural and game forcing. They're playing it because they can't handle all the reverse ...
Bidding Improvement With Weak NT?
Over mini-NT in one partnership, I play a structure where 2 is regular Stayman and all bids 2 and above are either weak in the next higher suit or game forcing in the bid suit. The various types of invitational bids are put in various logical places. The ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Jeff - I would not willingly play a system where 1S-(2C)-3S or 1S-(X)-3S was a limit raise. Most of the time I play 1S-(P)-3S as a limit raise. The meaning of bids changes over interference all the time. Why make the big fuss bout 1S- ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Greg - since I play a very simple system with one partner, and I'm enough of a masochist to go over boards afterwards, I have a good idea of what it costs us. It used to cost us a half a board 2-3 boards per session. I've put in ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
De facto - 2/1 is a default system - anyone who would be remotely competitive in a regional open pairs knows some version of it, and it's certainly possible to have a short checklist that will go over most variations in 5 minutes. Up to a very small amount of ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
Frankly, SAYC is too complicated. Less than half of the ACBL membership can remember and use Jacoby 2N properly (and any other artificial game-forcing raise would be just as hard). An average club game is full of people playing 3N despite a 5-3 major fit and 4M in 5-2 or ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
John - You are playing against intermediate opponents who are good enough to take inferences from the bidding in playing the hand, but not experienced enough to know very weak 3rd seat openings are common among some experts. (Suppose it's a 600-400 MP pair playing in open regional pairs for ...
Just wondering....
Without having looked at the statistics, I would guess that D23 has more members than D18.
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