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May I take it then that you are opposed to PPs for slow play but would rather have that handled in some other way also?
32 minutes ago
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If we are leaving metals, I can think of an alternative that would really be a GaAs.
39 minutes ago
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I think that law change just codified practice. Directors' and committees' rulings tended to be consistent with “did demonstrably suggest” (which a poll supports) as opposed to “could demonstrably have suggested” (which logical argument supports).
6 hours ago
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With only one contestant per table, it will be easy to have more tables. LOL

What is NACB?

Which nation? :)
7 hours ago
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I completely agree with NS -650. Are you saying you don't think West's failure to double 5 broke the chain of causation, or are you saying that EW should get +650 even if it did?
15 hours ago
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It's surely crazed. Pass with that hand, Dave. Pass is forcing here.
15 hours ago
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Yes, LHO knows the situation, but so does partner. He just made a penalty double when:
(1) The opponent made a bid that he clearly expects to be close to making;
(2) Knowing that you will be tempted to pass at these colors; and
(3) In an auction that is GF our way, so with a directionless hand he could have passed.
15 hours ago
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Are split scores still allowed? +100 for NS and -650 for EW certainly seem warranted.
15 hours ago
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How about tin points?
15 hours ago
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Despite their distress at having to play with thousands more of us humans, those bots don't have hearts, so they can't have heart attacks.
15 hours ago
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Greg, which nation?
15 hours ago
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I think I understand why this is being scheduled opposite NABCs. It may turn out to hold as close to form as the Reisinger. If so, they might have 2,500 people participate the first time but only 500 the second time if the top players aren't busy playing with clients (opening up room for ordinary bridge players to win or place).
18 hours ago
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I don't understand why they don't just bill this as an on-line par contest. They could still market the heck out of it, but it would have unique prestige as a par contest, as opposed to being a third-rate NABC.
18 hours ago
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With diagonal tables, Jan, it's probably important for the moving pair to check their direction each round anyway.
18 hours ago
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Bob, being allowed to take advantage of the tempo of GIBs that are not your partner doesn't require any enforcement, so I don't see the problem. Perhaps you agree with Ed's statement but you are concerned by the unspoken assumption that you aren't allowed to take advantage when the GIB is your partner. Enforcement of that may be difficult, but it will be much easier than the enforcement of the same rule in live bridge. Not only will the tempo of everyone be perfectly documented, but so will decisions in similar situations.
19 hours ago
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I dread 2 as a Precision 2 coming up, because I dread wrong-siding 4. But I still think it's a good convention since it allows me to have a natural opening, instead of no natural opening.
20 hours ago
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By the way, it's perfectly fine as third-hand at trick one to complete declarer's pause for him if he doesn't pause.
20 hours ago
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Peg, I would guess they assumed you were asking what bidding system they played…unless you were asking during the play or specifically asked about signals.
20 hours ago
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So what's the difference between Dbl and ! Dbl? ;)
June 23
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Standard example: You want to take two tricks with Kxx opposite Qxx and don't have any hope of getting the opponents to lead the suit. Your main chance is to lead through a doubleton ace on the first round and then duck the second round. You can hopefully make a pretty educated guess about which direction the suit is likely to split if it splits 5-2.
June 21
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