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Andy Bowles
Andy Bowles
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Jan. 17, 2011
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Forcing or Not?
These days a lot of people seem to play 1 dbl 1 dbl as responsive. If you play that, does this sequence exist, and if so what does it mean?
Forcing or Not?
You have two cue-bids available to deal with hands like Kxxx x Axxxx xxx. What would you do with xxxx xx KJxxx xx ? OK, I understand that you would bid 2, but do you actually want to have to do that?
Is minus 2800 a fair ruling?
No, it's not. That's why I said it "ought to read" that, rather than that it means the same. This is not the only part of the Laws where the intended meaning of the Laws is different from the written words, or where you have to read a ...
Questions about bridge terms
The "re" in "reopening" implies that we have already opened.
Is minus 2800 a fair ruling?
"Are we assuming that North and South are entitled to West’s explanation but not East?” Yes, that's what we assume.
Is minus 2800 a fair ruling?
To make sense of this you have to read the rest of Law 12, particularly the parts about the objective of score correction, and about varying the adjustment to do equity. "Probable outcome" ought to read "probabilities of different outcomes". That is how it is applied in practice.
Is minus 2800 a fair ruling?
Unless you can say that North would definitely have passed, you have to give some portion of the score for North's not passing. Weighting scores isn't optional - it's the normal procedure when several outcomes are possible.
Is minus 2800 a fair ruling?
It's not strictly relevant whether it's a "probable" result: we just weight all the possible results. I agree that 100% of 2xx-6 is unreasonable. In fact, 100% of 2xx is unreasonable - there's surely some probability that North would have bid 3. The exact percentages ...
Questions about bridge terms
I think that a "live auction" implies that it's risky to intervene, in the same sense as "live wire" or "live round". If the meaning was "not dead", we might call it a "living action".
Questions about bridge terms
Mats's definition would make these auctions "live": (1) (1) pass (1) pass (1NT) pass (2) [[]non-forcing[]] I don't think that's right. We could improve the definition by making it: [i]an auction where both opponents took a constructive action at their previous turn ...
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