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Randy Pearson
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Jan. 24, 2015
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Returned to bridge 5 years ago after a 25-year absence.

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United States of America

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Wolff Relay Sequence
We use the MIT variation of Wolff in which you can show both 6-4 (3, then 4) and 5-5 (4 immediately). Yes, that means Gerber isn’t available cheaply.
Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
I play Flannery (4=5 only, with lots of fun continuations) in my most advanced partnership. If Multi were allowed here, we would probably play that and switch 2M to something else.
What's a "Comparable Call"?
Yes, I don't think this is well understood by all directors. I've heard rulings that indicate you can NEVER double or redouble.
Open Call for Hand Creators
Can the scope of a hand be limited to bidding-only or play-only? Many instructional hands focus only on one or the other.
And the 1!C - 2!D Jump Shift
Bill, assuming you're an ACBL player, the multi meanings would not be allowed in Basic/+ events if that matters to you. As to the RF options, one of Erik Kokish's variants uses all 3 bids over 1 as different types of RF. All that said, I'm ...
Some questions about Good-Bad 2NT and competitive bidding
In both negative double variants, we play GB2N is ON--in fact those both look like "classic" cases. For sake of simplicity (so far) we play GB2N is OFF in both the bid-and-raise cases. I can see merit in distinguishing major and minor suit fits, but because NT is more important ...
Weaker, stronger, flexible or something else?
Q1A. Delayed 3 is certainly odd. Perhaps you hoped to double 4 for penalty, but once they settle in 3, you decide 3 is best? Perhaps Axxx QJ10x x Q109x or some such hand. Or is that nuts?
Fit Bid Forcing or Non-Forcing
If the FJ hits pay dirt, meaning a double-fit is located, the combined offensive potential has increased, so why would opener want to pass?
Splinter or Fit Bid after Takeout Double
After our minor suit openings, I play all of these bids as weak (preemptive). After our major suit openings, I play non-jumps as transfers (starting with 1NT), and all bids above 2M as having the same meaning as without the double. (Have you noticed what trash some people double with ...
Support redouble disaster and missing WC bulletins
Regarding the links, I can reach the subdomains of championships.worldbridge.org and db.worldbridge.org today, but cannot reach www.worldbridge.org or just worldbridge.org. So they must be having some issues.
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