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Andy Bowles
Andy Bowles
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Member Since
Jan. 17, 2011
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Jan. 20
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Implicit private understanding?
"If that player overcalls 1NT without a stopper often enough to establish a pattern but never discusses it with his regular partners, it can't be considered systemic." Yes it can be, and in fact [i]is[/i] considered systemic, as a matter of Law: "Partnership understandings as to the ...
Implicit private understanding?
Even if David did think he was putting himself at risk of facing a false and absurd accusation, why should that cause him to stop doing what he does?
Should a 2/1 by advancer be one round forcing?
I think this is also playable (more playable than 2, in fact): 4. New suits aren't forcing, jumps in new suits are fit-showing, the cue promises support. If you're dealt a game-force, do something imperfect and hope for the best.
The more moral game
If a significant number of English-speakers use it, it's part of the language, regardless of what some other people think.
What are your rights and obligations when you don't know who hessitated at the other side?
Ray, I think you should stop trying to guess what I think. You don't seem to be very good at it.
What are your rights and obligations when you don't know who hessitated at the other side?
OK, so we know what EBL TDs think that a player should do: "The principle is that South should just focus on bidding what he thinks to be technically right, being ready to eventually see the TD adjusting the score in case his partner was found guilty of the transmission ...
What are your rights and obligations when you don't know who hessitated at the other side?
Henrik, it's not at all the same situation. Without screens, we (as players) know that we have "extraneous information from partner", and we know that this is unauthorised. The rules merely require us to judge what the LAs are, and what the UI suggests. Most competent players manage to ...
What are your rights and obligations when you don't know who hessitated at the other side?
"Your position is that a call is illegal ab initio if a director later (with or without polling) concludes it was illegal after applying Law 16B." No it isn't, and I really don't understand why you would conclude that from what I have said that. My position is ...
Law 16, alerts, and ethical considerations
I'm not sure why you thought it necessary to apologise - it sounds as though they were mainly at fault, except that your side seems not to have checked what score went into the BridgeMate.
Two way finesse.
That's a reasonable argument in a head-to-head knockout match. In any other type of event, you're also punishing a large number of innocent contestants.
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