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Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
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Member Since
March 29, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 22
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
Not a bit snarky, Henry. That's what 1 SAF is all about. I say that having been a dedicated Precisionista since the Sports Illustrated article in the early 70's. Even the best 1 structure has at least a small -EV unless the opponents are Trappist monks ...
Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
I love this method over both 1 SAF and 2 SAF, I've played it in many partnerships. I learned it from John Montgomery's [i]Revision Club[/i]. Montgomery neither claimed nor attributed authorship of the method, IIRC. Anyone know who published the idea first?
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
I would assume the default for 2/1 is relatively unlimited openings, 2 SAF, Strong NT. Of course a variation like "2/1 with a weak NT" is quite easy to agree on. I play 2/1 over majors only in Precision, but 2/1 would not be in ...
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
I really enjoy Kaplan Inversion/Granville and find it it really helps 1 auctions. Your wrinkle of using 1-1-2-2 vs. 1-1NT-2-2 to distinguish different strengths of responder's spade hands has a lot of merit.
1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
If you have an agreement, you know what it is. If not, bidder has lost his mind or mis-sorted his cards.
SportAccord's rhetoric is overblown. The "in no way be harmful to any living creatures" excludes damn near everything. Once a child spectator at Dodger Stadium was killed by a foul ball. That rules out baseball, and there are far riskier activities that normal people call sports. It could mean ...
It is also possibly that two two tricks was to restore equity, but not explained to OP adequately. I can't judge without seeing the hands if direcotor's judgement was reasonable, but such a basis for a ruling wood be legal under current law.
Director was in error, he was ruling according to an older version of Law 64 that was changed many years ago. His ruling would have been correct in say 1974.
Board 2 from the 02/05/2018 Common Game
Playing Precision, East opens 1 and it goes 1NT-swish.
Forgive this not being a bidding poll
I think it make a lot of difference what your lower limit is for Drury. If for your partnership it shows at least a limit raise, all bid above 2M being GF is just an extension of the general rule "any call which accepts a game invitation is game forcing ...

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