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Randy Pearson
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Just returning to bridge after 25-year absence.

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Do you open this hand in 1st seat Love All at IMPs?
Even during the Australian Open?
Some rulings questions
Nice idea for simple cases, but what if the bid would be highly artificial for you, and clearly not what the opponent has?
Failure to announce
I felt 3 was more likely to be right without the announcement--for the same reasons noted by Kit--however, I would _probably_ choose 3 either way. Given that, it wasn't clear whether the 2nd or 3rd poll option was the better answer.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: J9754 Q82 KJ7 A2
After A, ruff; or ruff at trick 1 for that matter, you’ll not be happy above 4.
Magic Bullet 1N
Nice article, Randy. This idea is tempting. One question is how does responder handle a non-forcing 5-5 hand after 1-1-1NT? It seems Kit's transfer approach would handle that. Also, I didn't see a definition for 1-1-1NT-3.
For the Relay Nerds
Off-topic, but a corollary is what responder with significant extras does when the answer to a relay would be 3NT. Generally, we play the first step above the highest defined step shows the same pattern as 3NT would have shown, but with extras.
Why a balancing 1NT should be any different from direct NT overcall?
Exactly.
Probabilities Question
https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/space-beyond-the-frontier/
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: AK8 AKJ2 KQT5 AK
Would 2NT have been forcing? If not I can sympathize with the quantitative interpretation suggested by some. Otherwise QJ10xxx Q10xxx x x is approximately the only hand where I sympathize with RKB. Either way 6NT is right.
Are Gazilli jump-shifts non-alertable?
This is analogous to 1M-1N-3m in strong club systems. Although "obviously" limited by not opening 1, I still alert these. Opponents are not obligated to understand all the inferences of bids you make and don't make.
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