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I don't understand. Getting rid of the WBF would be relatively easy. But it's hard to see how a new world organization could credibly exclude Poland, any more than a world baseball organization could credibly exclude Japan.
Oct. 26, 2015
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I guess your planet has hippogriffs and they rank between hearts and spades….
Oct. 25, 2015
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I think the meaning will be clear to partner. Unfortunately, it may well also be clear to partner that he'd rather be defending.
Oct. 25, 2015
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Why does she have a heart control? She can't safely cue that suit because it wrong-sides the game.
Oct. 25, 2015
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*If* I want partner to know, I play the lower. But usually I want declarer not to know, so random.
Oct. 25, 2015
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Linda, if you want an event with no flight A players, that isn't an amateur event, but the good news is it already exists….the Red Ribbon Pairs.
Oct. 25, 2015
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If responder called QJx second round control, how will opener be maing a fully-informed decision?
Oct. 25, 2015
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Moved comment to right location
Oct. 25, 2015
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Perhaps the most anachronistic convention I have ever played is Kickback DI.
Oct. 25, 2015
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Even worse are conventional 3NT responses to 2NT, where you have to respond with 3 if you want to play 3NT and have no major. Even if no one ever has a system forget, it's interesting how they so often lead hearts from weak hands when 3 isn't doubled.
Oct. 25, 2015
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Well, it's “Precision” spelled backwards, but it sounds more like a compromise between Precision and Romex….
Oct. 25, 2015
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Yes, I had a bad formula in my spreadsheet. Fixed that now and can confirm your numbers are right.

I assume you meant to type “is dropping” at the end of your post. (If the Q drops it doesn't matter where the 10 is.)
Oct. 25, 2015
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Not if he's an amateur… (or did you mean “super”?)
Oct. 25, 2015
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I had accidentally used 10/17 instead of 9/15 previously, forgetting when analyzing line 2 what I had taken into account in analyzing line 1…namely that spades are not 3-0. (And, for what it's worth, that the 10 was not singleton…though I don't think that matters in this case, such things often do matter.)
Oct. 25, 2015
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If diamonds are known to be 6=3, the ruffing line is 0.641, not 0.659. We both miscalculated the finessing line, which is 0.604 when diamonds are 6=3. (Precisely 0.6 for the queen to be onside…9/15 after all…plus 0.004 for dropping the stiff queen offside.) You are right that the finessing line is 0.505 in a vacuum.
Oct. 25, 2015
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If you're really not allowed to open a strong 2 with this in the ACBL, then the ACBL needs to stop prohibiting my opponents from doing dumb things.
Oct. 25, 2015
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Half my HCP are not working. Whatever little partner was hoping from me to make 12 tricks, I likely don't have it.
Oct. 25, 2015
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I voted for 3 but this is close enough to a 3NT bid that I am surprised it is 9-0 in favor of 3 at this point.
Oct. 25, 2015
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If partner has a strong 4306, I would expect him to bid (something, anything) rather than double 3.
Oct. 25, 2015
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With all due respect, Gregory, I expect a partner competent enough to understand that if he needs such a specific hand for a takeout double that I can practically call out his cards, then that double can't be for takeout (on frequency grounds).
Oct. 25, 2015
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