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I don't think I had even heard of bridge at 8!

Congrats!
May 28
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Seems like a good example of active full disclosure to me. Not legally necessary, but the right thing to do.

I agree that having an agreement about a sequence that says, “I misclicked” seems legally dubious. But noticing your own mistake and trying your best to reach a normal contract anyway just seems like bridge. Or life.
May 14
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We would play 4 as Gerber.
May 10
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That's an excellent article. Thanks for sharing it! And thanks, Justin!
May 5
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Do you do something similar with a major and diamonds? What about a major and clubs?
May 5
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Definitely looking for simple rules for my students.
May 5
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Would you say the same thing about 1 - 1; 2 - 2NT; 3?
May 5
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That sounds more useful than a natural 3.
May 5
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Here's my question, Jeff: you hear the auction go 1-2. Is your first assumption they play “standard” or that they play Inverted and forgot to alert? Mine is option B. To me, that means the alert procedure is backwards. Same with Jacoby 2NT.
May 1
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I'd put Inverted Minors in the same camp; ubiquitous enough that the 1950s way should be the alert, not the modern way.
April 27
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I think differentiating limit+ 2NT from GF 2NT via alert/no alert is perfect.
April 27
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Are bids that carry additional meaning to what might be expected alertable under these new rules? For example, playing Lebensohl, 1NT (2) 3NT denies a stopper. Is that alertable? How about (2) X (P) 3 showing values?
April 24
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Sorry for the confusion, but I'm talking about 1/4 of the single-suiters (just one specific suit, not either major)
April 22
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I apologize, my post was not clear at all. A student was asking about Meckwell vs DONT, and specifically which 2 bid was more common – natural showing hearts (presumably 6+) or showing both majors (at least 54). I was too lazy to figure it out and figured the hive mind would be better. Didn't think I'd open up a whole can of worms. Mostly because I wasn't very clear. Sorry about that.

So, new clearer question: which will come up more over their strong NT, wanting to show single-suited hearts or 54+ in the majors?
April 22
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So… Shouldn't the more common agreement not be the alertable one?
April 18
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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We appreciate everyone's feedback and hopefully will be able to try again.
April 18
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I applaud the committee for its efforts, but if the goal was making the alert procedure easier for the average player to understand, I don't think this document succeeds. I understand wanting to avoid convention names, but maybe a simplified version that does would be useful. Going around in word circles to describe a Michaels Cuebid instead of just saying “Michaels” just complicates things for most people. Having things specified precisely is important. But also having basically a list of conventions that are and aren't alertable is what most people need. I can only imagine watching my students trying to read this document.
April 18
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Did I miss something, or is Jacoby 2NT still an alert? Seems to me a natural 2NT over 1M should be an alert nowadays.
April 18
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Just found out the answer is actually yes. Sorry about that.
April 16
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Each week is a separate event and you have to play half. If you miss a week, you can come back and rejoin your team the next week.
April 14
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