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Weak 2M with a 4+ card minor is useless without the ability to at least use 2D as mini-Multi. I'm holding my breath on that. NOT.
Feb. 9, 2015
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Rolling it back and referring it for disciplinary action for egregious use of UI.
Jan. 24, 2015
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I couldn't even find a solid system summary out there. Yecch.
Dec. 23, 2014
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ROFLMAO Nick that was EXACTLY the thought I had.
Dec. 22, 2014
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I'm shocked at how many people here are willing to let this bid stand. Ridiculous, and it puts a stain on the game.
Dec. 22, 2014
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Egregious use of UI.
Dec. 19, 2014
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Roll it back AND hit the offenders with a disciplinary penalty.
Dec. 19, 2014
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Maybe a Kickstarter?
Oct. 6, 2014
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The bidding and scoring in Matchpoints are quite dated. Could use the update.
Oct. 4, 2014
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Leo is NOT in limbo. He knows what he has to do, according to ACBL regulations. He hasn't done it–he's just made excuses for why he can't or shouldn't have to.
June 23, 2014
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As I said below, they've given him a method to gain reconsideration. He hasn't fufilled the requirements. He should be grateful there's ANY avenue to reconsideration after what he did. No sympathy.
June 16, 2014
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When you did what you did you rightfully forfeited the right to tha high honor of Grand LM. The League provides a method for you to gain reconsideration, and you complain because it's too onerous for you? You should be grateful they gave you ANY way to gain reconsideration. No sympathy.
June 16, 2014
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Depends on what the violation was. If it was ethical or cheating, no, I don't think anyone who's EVER had one of those violations deserves the honor. And I could think of others where I'd feel the same way. Until we know what the violation was…sorry, no one in their right mind would say Yes.
June 16, 2014
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Why was he suspended?
June 16, 2014
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I'm only posting the problem as it's been given to me :)
June 10, 2014
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I think a club's willingness to do that is going to vary depending on the strength of the games at the club. At the local club where I play regularly, the open games do not draw a very strong field…there are a few good players but less than at many other games. The reaction I got from the club owner/director when I asked her about Multi 2D was “Why do you want to torture my customers.” And I can sort of sympathize with that. I might not like it, but I can sympathize with it.

Another local club was asked about it and said no to Multi 2D. This surprised me, since they normally run two sections for their daytime games, with one section being MUCH stronger than the other. Oh well–they don't want my business, cool by me.
June 2, 2014
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It's not anger, believe me–more like frustration. I see the game I love stagnating, not progressing. It's not lack of respect for the people's views–it's just frustration with the future that I feel those views hold for bridge. I feel they will be destructive to the game in the long run.
May 28, 2014
Barry Plotkin edited this comment May 28, 2014
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So people playing a small number of boards “shouldn't have to deal with the convention”? Where do you draw the line? Maybe they shouldn't have to deal with Precision? And those damned weak notrump auctions, why should they have to understand them?…

Your feelings on the subject would keep ACBL bridge stuck in the 20th century. It's time for us to join the rest of the world. Bridge survived the legalization of Precision. People would deal with the GCC'ing of Multi 2D.
May 28, 2014
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Your views would keep ACBL stuck in the past and prevent it from progressing with the rest of the world. Sorry, you are dead wrong.
May 28, 2014
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Multi (mini-Multi) is allowed on the Mid-chart.
May 28, 2014
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