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There was a clear break in tempo on board 26. Our pair was having trouble with 2d and 2h showing good hands with the black suits. They both knew they didnt know which showed which, and guessed differently.
March 29, 2019
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Yes. They surveyed to see if anyone doubled and got very fee, not telling anyone the people involved. So the director gave a small percentage of 3ntx down 2 and the rest 3nt down 2
March 29, 2019
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As far as the second hand, we never said anything but that he had to bid 3nt. The director then surveyed how many people would double and assigned a score based on that. I am not sure why this is a double standard. We appealed nothing and never said our pairs acted perfectly. Two things happened that required director calls and the directors ruled. I understand being disappointed or upset, but dont think this is the place for it. I think you should ask the moderators yo delete the post and handle it privately. I did talk to Peter for a while and think we understand each other even if we do not agree on everything.
March 29, 2019
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The ridiculous technicality was playing a prealertable convention, 3s as anganbling 3nt without the required prealert and suggested defense. The pair then had an accident with the convention that they never would have had if the pair playing the convention had bothered to check the rules. Should the corn team win because their pair does not follow the rules and disclose according to the regulations where the accident never would have happened if they had the suggested defences. It is irrelevant if you believe they shouldn't be required, does anyone feel that you should win a match you never would have won if the pair had followed the rules. I personally like the people I know in your team, but would never want to win because the opponents had an accident when I didnt prepare them. My team prealerts Flannery and explains when our carding is count or suit preference before we start. Your team has a list of artificial openings and leaves this off of it and then complains. The second comment is very personal and beneath you Les.
March 29, 2019
Aaron Silverstein edited this comment March 29, 2019
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If you notice on the Bbo vugraph, 3c was alerted
Aug. 5, 2018
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Everyone is answering assuming what south thought his bid meant. If the director never asked them it is his fault. Also this is a club game, don't kill them for not knowing their system, you would lose half the field.
June 14, 2018
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It is ok to ask, but better to just ask about balancing style, not something as specific as always or never.
May 7, 2018
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I agree double would be takeout without agreement and should be lead directing
April 23, 2018
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Still the strongest regional in the country. The last day we were in bracket 2 of the swiss with 53000 points
April 23, 2018
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Probably correct
April 20, 2018
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Judgement can be very different. Once playing at a regional with qx 10xx akqjxx xx one table opened 1nt 15 17 and one a weak 2. Both were professionals.
April 13, 2018
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No problems
April 12, 2018
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I don't understand the agreement. What is partner expected to bid with x kxxx qxxx 10xxx. If I was playing natural or Landy I might have spades and a minor but would not alert.
April 9, 2018
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I would open 3d and pull 3nt to 4d.
April 9, 2018
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No people are just saying that the explanation shouldn't just be limit raise but something more complete
March 29, 2018
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My personal belief is that this is being handled more efficiently and less expensively then if the acbl with this themselves. I have no problems at all with Jay Whipple's integrity or motives in this. This is solely based on my experience dealing with the common game and Jay personally as the owner of three new york area bridge clubs
Jan. 22, 2018
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Make the queen of hearts the king and north would not have signed off over a splinter
Jan. 8, 2018
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I put 100 percent guarantees 3 but I meant my partner will 100 percent play me for 3.
Jan. 2, 2018
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I vote other. If you have to assess blame it was south. If this is the way you bid this hand it is your system. What would north bid with the spade queen and not the king. I would assume you would get to 5 opposite that hand too(cold for 6 if HK was SK.
Dec. 11, 2017
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Is this a joke? His accomplishments while residing in the US would not come close to a nomination for the hof. Look at the current inductees and compare his record while a us resident to theirs.
Dec. 4, 2017
Aaron Silverstein edited this comment Dec. 4, 2017
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