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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm from the Washington, DC area.

I usually attend 2 or 3 NABCs per year.  I've reached the stage where I'm disappointed not to qualify for the second day (I often get to the second day) and pleasantly surprised to make the overalls.

I'm the president of my unit and a frequent bridge volunteer.

I'm an attorney.  My other hobbies are dancing, hiking, and knitting.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I had a 60% session in platinum pairs once.
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to 1C, transfer lebensohl, xyz, flannery, reverse flannery, mini-splinters, kickback, Robinson (multi-landy), scrambling 2N
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Once Again, Regrettfully, The "New ACBL Charts"
My point is that when the open+ chart applies at a tournament, it only allows some conventions (including multi) in segments of at least 6 boards (i.e., not in pair games unless they're bizarrely small).
Once Again, Regrettfully, The "New ACBL Charts"
My understanding is Open+ with the minimum board segment rules (which prohibit multi and some other conventions, mostly artificial preempts, if the segments are shorter than 6 boards).
To Pros and Sponsors: Encouraging Super Bracket KO Events at Our Regionals
I thought the point of allowing brackets smaller than 9 with round robins the first day was to let directors cut off bracket 1 at a sufficiently high level that most teams that didn't want to play top pros wouldn't have to.
Once Again, Regrettfully, The "New ACBL Charts"
The weekly club game that our unit runs allows multi also, except when the game is part of a tournament.
Convention Chart Madness
Is there a difference between Open and Open+ in an event with board segments of less than 6 boards? If there is, I haven't found it.
Flannery and the New Convention Chart
I don't see anything in the rules about a maximum range.
Flannery and the New Convention Chart
I don't think alerts will change much. Many fewer pre- alerts, though.
Flannery and the New Convention Chart
A preempt is a jump bid that doesn't promise at least average strength. The open chart disallows opening artificial preempts below 3N. If Flannery doesn't promise average strength then it's an artificial preempt.
Flannery and the New Convention Chart
The open chart allows it in 3rd and 4th seats. Under the heading "rule exceptions," there's a rule that any bid that requires average strength can be made with near-average strength in those seats.
Flannery and the New Convention Chart
I think the big change is that now we can open Flannery lighter than 10 high card points in third and fourth seat. Those hands were hard to handle before this change.

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