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I agree that the 7-5 hand should force to game… However, why wouldn't you put hearts in play by bidding 3h, and bidding 4s over whatever partner bid, to show the distribution?
May 9, 2014
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I agree with Barry that the Las Vegas Hotel (formerly the Hilton) is, at best, a 3rd or 4th tier hotel, for which the room rate is way too high (The rate was even higher when it was a Hilton). However, with the advent of the air-conditioned Monorail in Vegas, and with LVH being a stop on it, there are additional options for those who mind the heat. I certainly would NOT stay there….
April 7, 2014
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I think the points made by Nick and JoAnn are cogent. As an attorney, I would be reluctant to file a C&E charge unless it was self-proving. Nevertheless, as Tournament Chair of Unit 140, I STRONGLY encourage all people to file a recorder slip, even if they are not 100% certain of their position, as it is the only way for those “in charge” to ascertain a pattern. I think that the ACBL should encourage filing of memos to a recorder, and perhaps a player with national ranking, and more experienced than I, should write an article for the ACBL Bulletin on the subject, so that its dissemination would act as an incentive for Recorder memos to be filed.
April 7, 2014
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Since you already gave this problem before, I have no choice but to abstain
March 19, 2014
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I found the discussion extremely enlightening, and I particularly want to thank Dan and Jeff for their incisive comments. As Tournament Chair for Unit 140 (Central NJ), I find that I must balance the needs of seeking increased attendance to make our sectionals viable, with all of the other issues mentioned. I would remiss if I did not point out that when the Silver requirement was initially raised about 25 years ago, the goal of the ACBL was to increase attendance at sectionals. The ACBL's creation of STaC's has made it more difficult to maintain attendance levels at the sectionals, as no new player need now EVER play at a sectional to obtain his/her silver requirements.
Feb. 15, 2014
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Perhaps my ideas are archaic, but I prefer the “old-fashioned” McCabe, giving up the ability to show a high honor, but having any bid to show a hand that would have raised to 3 of partner's suit, but asking partner to lead the bid suit. This works not only with length, but also shortness. If partner wants to play in the next highest suit, without spades, he can re-double, which asks partner to bid clubs if the opps don't bid. If partner insists on declaring a diamond or heart contract, he can bid, forcing a 3c relay, and then place the contract.
Jan. 26, 2014
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With all due respect to Andy, I must disagree. As a person whose regional title wins are predominantly at imps, the difficulty in winning a 2-session matchpoint event is not only based on competence and stamina, but CONSISTENCY, a taxing achievement for 52 boards; I find imps much less stressful. If anything, I would vote to award MORE than 2x the points for winning such an event.
Jan. 26, 2014
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