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Andy Bowles
Andy Bowles
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Member Since
Jan. 17, 2011
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Double of a splinter bid
"After we have opened at the one level ..." This seems unduly specific. Shouldn't you play the same when they we have overcalled or made a takeout double?
Do You Count Your Cards?
If somebody makes a board unplayable, I'm mainly annoyed about the loss of 1/26th of my evening's entertainment.
One Disillusioned NLM
d) We apply the Law as it reads, but we read all of it. In particular, we read the bit that says "A logical alternative is an action that a significant proportion of the class of players in question, using the methods of the partnership, would seriously consider, and some ...
Away from Tannery Row
I don't think there is any ambiguity in the existing rule. It's clearly illegal if you do it with the objective if disconcerting the opponents, and clearly legal if you do it for some other purpose, or for no purpose. It's not relevant whether you actually do ...
Does it matter how many points the opponents show?
After 1NT(10-12)-pass-pass, I'd expect partner to act with a weak notrump.
Away from Tannery Row
This law would be correct and complete if it read simply: "a player should not: 4. prolong play unnecessarily." which is a 79% reduction in verbosity.
A Little Help
Isn't this just a matter of percentages? If I thought there was only a 20% chance of making slam, I'd sign off. Actually, I think that percentage is about right, so I would sign off and later apologise for bidding like an idiot.
A Little Help
The sequence nicely confirms my view on overbidding, which is "If you bid too much, you get too high".
Away from Tannery Row
Alternatively, we could encourage people to play with a steady tempo that is slow enough for them to usually avoid giving UI. It's fine for David B to bid quickly, as long as he does it all the time; but it's equally fine for other people to bid ...
Away from Tannery Row
These are all awkward: 1-1-2 1-1-2 1-1-1NT

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