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Michael Johnstone
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Oct. 15, 2013
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Mediator and bridge enthusiast for as long as I can remember

New Zealand

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Sabine Auken & Krzysztof Martens Inducted into the EBL Hall of Fame
A richly deserved recognition for both of them!
Sorting search results by date
@Steve I searched Google for "Margaret, I like this idea." and got your comment, so that can work. However I agree that it would be great if there were better search functions within Bridgewinners. I would like the ability to be able to create a tag for conversations ...
The 2!D F/NF f2f poll
@Eric As I understand it, in Acol if the bidding goes 1 1 2 the 2 bid limits the hand to 15 points so responder can pass. 'The barrier' Ian referred to is the opening suit so if opener's rebid is higher than the opening ...
Beat A HOFer
Sorry, I meant 1 was a underbid. It should show 0-8 points in Hearts and on a bad day could be a 3 card suit. I have edited my reply above.
Beat A HOFer
1 from N is a complete underbid. With 7 losers game is very likely in 3 suits. I would bid 2 and at least invite game.
Systems on?
No we haven't but the basic principle is that partner has opened 1NT and there has been an overcall so we would not vary our approach simply because the overcall was an insufficient bid.
Systems on?
We would play it as natural. Partner has opened 1NT and there has been an overcall. So our system over overcalls is on, despite the insufficient bid.
weak 2 bid respones
I like that but could you improve if by using 3M as 'I'm sorry I opened' and drop the other responses down one so 3 = Medium strength with a short suit somewhere then 3 asks for it.
How would you rule?
If responder's system is that 2 is a transfer to Spades, then I would expect that 3 would be a super-accept with a Heart suit. Over 4 a 4 bid would be accepting the offer to play in Hearts but as responder doesn't have ...
Road to the GNT Final Four, R8 Q4
I really like the idea of separating splinters and voids. However, how do you handle splinters via Jacoby?

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