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Steve Willner
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June 14, 2013
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Live and play in Boston area.

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Director, Please
The 2 overcall is Purely Destructive as Ed established far above. That makes the agreement illegal on the Open and Open+ charts. "Deviation" is no help. Open and Open+ also say "If an Agreement would be disallowed unless it satisfies a specific High Card Point or shape requirement, a ...
Director, Please
I see the confusion now. My comment about a possible psych referred to natural overcalls, not specifically to the OP 2 overcall. I'll address legality of that in the thread below.
Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
In general I agree with your approach. However, in this case, where it's not at all clear what the LAs are and what is suggested, I can't imagine giving a PP. Even with the best intentions, players will sometimes go wrong in difficult situations. Contrast with "Hesitation Blackwood ...
Director, Please
Who wrote anything about psyching an artificial bid? RHO opens 2, strong artificial. You bid 2, by agreement showing a 5c suit or maybe a good 4c suit. What's artificial about that? If you happen to have a stiff spade, and partner has no more reason than ...
Director, Please
As to legality, I don't think it occurred to the Convention Chart writers that anyone would want to overcall showing high-card values in the suit but not necessarily length. As to alertability, especially given the above, overcalling without promising length seems to me "highly unusual and unexpected." Of course ...
USBC Final Results For Open and Women
Anybody know why the Open event is played over two years but the Women's event is played in a single year? Or am I mistaken about the format?
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
When playing with screens, how long does it usually take for the tray to come back?
Improving gameforcing responses to a strong-1C opening
Thanks for the clarification. You might add a mention in your notes. The simple method seems reasonable, but as you say, it should be possible to relay out exact shape if anyone wants to. If you do that, you might want to put the 5M-5M or better shapes all into ...
The ACBL and the 15 second rule
Does anyone think it's OK to use tempo to tell partner "I have a difficult bid," and partner can take advantage of that?
Improving gameforcing responses to a strong-1C opening
Interesting system. I don't see 6+-5+ MM mentioned. Is that in 2NT or elsewhere?
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