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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Barry Rigal Glenn Milgrim 2014
15-17 NT; Short club plus transfer responses. 2/1 GF bar 'rebid'
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Ethical, questionable or cheating?
My example was not designed to indicate any wrongdoing by responder. Sorry. I was simply saying that even against casual opponents one can sometimes pick up the precise meaning of a tempo break. It is less effective after the hand is over to tell a player that, than to make ...
Defense From the Bermuda Bowl
I wrote up this board (but for the Italian report). I think Sementa Bocchi deserve great credit for beating it on this defense when the contract was declared the other way up. After the trump shift it wasn't quite as easy to go up king I think when declarer ...
Hasta la vista, visa?
para from Wikipedia on Hugh Alexander. 'In February 1940, Alexander arrived at Bletchley Park, the British codebreaking centre during the Second World War. He joined Hut 6, the section tasked with breaking German Army and Air Force Enigma messages. In 1941, Alexander transferred to Hut 8, the corresponding hut working ...
Did anyone who reads BW ever play against Buster Keaton -- or know someone who did?
I'm in China right now so viewing videos is hard (and one of the references above might be relevant -- if so apologies) but as I recall one of the films he appeared in while playing Bridge was Sunset Boulevard.
What do you think of the director's actions?
There is some precedent here at WC events. David Burn may remember more fully than me; but I think Ton Kooijman (who I just asked and who was in the room as I started typing) was a Vugraph spectator at a WC event about 20 years ago when an irregularity ...
Hasta la vista, visa?
In a related issue the English chess player Alexander, (who was involved with Bletchley Manor and a character in the recent Turing movie) was not allowed to travel to Russia to play Chess -- but that was the home country not the away country doing the barring. I don't think ...
The 2!c strong opening is annoying
On the quoted hands above 2-2-3-3-4-5-5-6 maybe=? Had it gone 2-2-3 that would be a transfer -- 4-4+ majors GF. On the second deal I would not have reached a grand because I would not have treated the 21-count as ...
The 2!c strong opening is annoying
You could play transfer responses to 2 (same as for your 1NT openers) and switch the balanced ranges in your 2/2NT sequences. When opener is strong he bids his suit and there is a second negative unless responder has promised GF values facing 20HCP. Specifically 2 ...
Is this 3 club bid forcing or not forcing playing 2over1 using standard agreements
Before coming to a firm conclusion the availability of 2NT as artificial here ie what you do with competitive hands (not for Richard Fleet we know) would need to be determined.
Tales from the Past, Part 2: Double Bay
Great stuff. I echo the comments above -- more please.
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