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Bill Jacobs
Bill Jacobs
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March 26, 2012
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Mindless revoke
Michael, the problem with all this is that what works for you, at your level, won't work for the rest of the world. I run a local club, where the standard is, like all local clubs … well, sometimes it has to be seen to be believed. If you said ...
Mindless revoke
Well I don't quite know what you mean by that, as it implies you are acting under your own set of laws. Let's look at that statement: [b]'Illegal bids and plays are canceled. Bidding/play reverts and continues legally. Redress is applied to any advantage gained by ...
Mindless revoke
You're right - I deliberately outed myself. I agree it's unfortunate that the laws are such that you don't on occasions want to apply them, as in the original post here. Michael Rosenberg has proposed a solution, but I'm not convinced that it's a practical one.
Mindless revoke
I secretly think less of them, but don't share that view with others. There should have been that option. Clearly it is their legal right to have a pound of flesh.
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
For what it's worth, many years ago, a major overhaul of the alert regulations in Australia resulted in dropping alerts for all doubles, redoubles and jump bids. (And also all bids above 3NT.) They were regarded as 'self-alerting'. After a year or so of this, alerts for unusual jump ...
Looking for consensus
A good rule for Kickbackers (and everyone, really): if a player's first bid is four of a major, it's natural.
Balancing Two Notrump after a Weak Two or Other Two Level Opening
As Martin points out, the two auctions (1X - P - P, and 2X - P - P) are completely different. On the first, RHO is known very weak. On the second, RHO could have 15 HCP. So throw away the 'add king' on the latter auction: it doesn't apply.
It's your bid
Bid 2. [i]What would you do with a weak jump overcall in diamonds?[/i]. Bid 3 like a man. This method (but simply using 2 as any 5-4 in the majors, with 2 by advancer asking overcaller to bid their longer major) is in common ...
Opening and Rebid with a 15-17 NT
For 1/ - 1 - 2/, see chapter 1 of "How to Lose at Matchpoints". Or is it not matchpoints?
Plan the play
Go up with the A at trick 1. After that, the hand just plays itself. (Frankly, if it's flummoxed Kit and Michael, what chance do the rest of us have?)
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