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Other: Having made my bed on the previous round. . .
22 minutes ago
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Jimmy Cayne Multi. Maybe his lawyers got him a loophole.

I think there is a typo in the ACBL charts. Under-disallowed:

*** In segments of fewer than 6 boards, an Artificial 1-level opening bid showing length only in a known suit other than the one opened, unless that bid is also Strong and Forcing.

This seems to be the expected ban provision on multi, but it specifies “1-level” and not “2-level”. My reading of the charts published online is that Multi 2 is legal. Multi 1 is not legal.

Assuming the SCBL chart is supposed to read “2-level”, then JEC Multi becomes illegal except in 6-board(+) segments.
Sept. 20
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Recorder form? In Alcatraz they had better solutions.
Sept. 20
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According to the Center's Director: “We need to have a system for communication”.

Apparently, a meeting is too technically challenging for the brain trusts in charge. This is a 5-table bridge game and the center's director treats it like she is negotiating with a labor union.

Looks like LJ Peter is right again.
Sept. 20
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The problem is that you have reached 3NT and responder told opener about 8 of his 13 cards and 8 of his 17 points. It is hard to have useful continuations because of the inefficient use of space in the auction thus far.

BTW, what does North bid over 3 with x / Jxx / xxx / AKQxxx?
Sept. 19
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I would expect more than a 3-count for a natural 2NT call and I would bid 3NT with the actual hand.
Sept. 19
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1 :)
Sept. 19
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I have no problem with declarer taking 5, 10 or 15 minutes to make a play. I do object to being charged for half of it.
Sept. 18
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Just one?
Sept. 18
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What is good about the example is there is some inherent risk in drawing a conclusion.

That being said, against the usual suspects I am fairly certain that if either Barry or I could get the read as right at a poker table as often as we can at the club, we'd be in Vegas.
Sept. 16
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And Mr. Bumble says. . .
Sept. 15
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N/S play YGIAGAM

This was old hand and predates support doubles. I wanted to see how people handled YGIAGAM.
Sept. 15
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The problem is these people call this approach (2=/M) Landy. They often also add playing that X is now clubs and a higher. And still call it Landy.
Sept. 15
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I was curious what the redouble is thought to be by players who choice that option, though I also suspect it's not Rosenkrantz.

Seriously though, for the XX people is that extra strength or do you want to play there?
Sept. 14
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Michael, how can you possibly make that statement without a taking a poll? :)
Sept. 14
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So now we run a poll for to see if it is UI or whether a player is supposed to follow the rules?
Sept. 14
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DOS: Sorry, your visa has been denied because some guy named Eugene removed your inappropriate political comments.
Sept. 13
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Some players have had problems getting a visa to the USA. Madala could not get one for a while. And Agustin is technically only a terrorist if he sits to one's left or right at the bridge table.
Sept. 13
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A good West player is ducking the ace with Axx. So you will manage to lose a trick to Jx onside. Making an already inferior line worse.
Sept. 13
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Many of the scooter folks are trying out for the circus. So many people aboard plus baggage

Traffic in Hong Kong, Tawian & China is crazy. I was a passenger for an insane ride through mountain roads in heavy traffic. Our driver - as most do - just passed trucks around blind turns into oncoming traffic. The norm there is more insane than anything we ever did with cars as teenagers.

My only accident over there was when our cabbie drove into the back of another car that apparently did not accelerate fast enough when the light changed. Ironically, we were about the only two cars on the road as it about 4:30 in the morning and we were headed to the park for tai-chi. The amount of time he had to break or swerve (he did neither) was a bit longer to my looking up and saying to my companions:

“Does anyone know how to say ‘look out’ in Chinese?”

“No, why.”

“Because it looks like we are going to drive into that car.”

The fun part was watching our driver yell at the other guy for being in his way.

These people could not handle driving in Montana, for sure.
Sept. 13
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