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Wayne Burrows
Wayne Burrows
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Jan. 7, 2011
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Ruling on opening 1NT with small singleton (ACBL)
The irony when the regulation to make something illegal is illegal.
Ruling on opening 1NT with small singleton (ACBL)
I pretty much agree with Richard Fleet. In addition I cannot see how a 1NT opening with a small singleton meets the defintion of special partnership understanding and therefore on what basis it can be restricted.
YBTJ
Certainly some play negative free bids only at the two level. In my most serious partnership that played negative free bids we played them at the two and three level. My view is that they are very valuable but you do need to do some work so that you know ...
YBTJ
An advertisement for negative free bids. I want to bid 3C with this hand and I want this to be reasonably middle of the road for the bid.
Implicit private understanding?
Unless 1 shows clubs, I do not understand why 1NT would promise a stopper.
Two way finesse.
I would rather punish the offenders than the non-offenders.
When and how should directors educate players about ethics?
And the use of "must" in Law 73C.
Was this the correct ruling?
1. Is the double of 3 Bergen really clubs or is it takeout of spades. Many play the latter. The director needs to determine this before making a ruling. If north new the agreement and misbid then there is no damage from the failure to alert but the damage ...
Two way finesse.
Andy the problem with expectation is that someone else's subjective estimation of weights is not the player's actual probabilities of the various outcomes. Every time the subjective estimation of the weights is wrong and less favourable than reality for the non-offenders you punish them for being non-offenders. That ...
Two way finesse.
I agree that the award should be independent of the other table. However, I also think that an adjusted score that causes a loss for the non-offenders in the same contract that was played at the other table is wrong barring some exceptional circumstances. That is I prefer "for a ...
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