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We don't get to assume what would have happened, there has been no suggestion of UI. Now we have decide is if there was MI. West not only bid 2nt to ascertain a possible double fit but bid 4sp over the 3d bid.
At this point his partner bid 5cl, which in my book should be a cue bid for spades. Did west now work it out and temporize with a 5d bid just in case , East has an obvious pass of 5d.
So the information needed by the director was there any extraneous information at the table that made West bid 5d, or did they just work out that the 5/5 with an outside 5/4 fit might play better.
Result stands unless East squirmed over 4s
March 19
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Actually the problem was the 11 table 3 board web, the North player just pulled the next board to try to play a 4th board against the same opps.Which is why the East West pair moving to that table in all likelihood saw the original auction.
Feb. 12
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TD has a new lawbook, he purchased it with his own pocket money from his paper round.
Feb. 12
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Steve I am starting on Olli program in a few months, any tips?
Feb. 11
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Obviously Large Clubs such as Honors , the Villages have totally different mileage to small clubs such as my own. For one the pool of players is drawn from a larger geographical area so unlike Laguna Woods we don't have a sitting community of retirees to draw from, we have the local population and they are harder to draw in.
We don't have space to run social games, we play only 4 days a week afternoons only, and yet my table counts are up year on year, yes we lose some players due to natural attrition, we seem to be gaining a few more than we are losing, and we have managed to create duplicate players, that go to tournaments and are interested in learning.
Part of it is down to the fact that we gear our game to be part of our extended bridge family, part of it is down to the fact that we are always prepared to go over hands after the game and part of it is we try not to forget peoples birthdays, and part of the fact is that people appreciate the fact that we try to run an old fashioned bridge club, where people are happy to come and spend an afternoon in a safe and comfortable environment.
Yes we would like to expand and grow, and we have new lesson plans in place, but the basics of running a solid business need to be the foundation for that.
Feb. 5
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Interesting stuff, 6.5 tables is not usually my problem, but it does happen when there is a regional in driving distance.
Jan. 28
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Rich was matchpoints, I did not need to be vindicated. I was the director. Personally after the tank over 2cl, the only thing I would have lead is my 4th best heart, even though I have a lot of sympathy for a spade lead in a vacuum, after the hesitation anything other than my own suit is verboten ( or at least worthy of a poll on bridge winners.
I got 30 answers before game was over, enough o a poll for me.
Jan. 23
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Thanks for the votes.
Jan. 22
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and what if partner huddles over 2cl?
Jan. 22
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yup , real time, bidding poll.
Jan. 22
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In Palm Springs, Isaw a team with something like 85k total playing in Bracket 2 of a Swiss. There were 2 play up teams, the 85k won by a country mile, sometimes these things are not sensible.
Jan. 15
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if 1d is short, 2 d should be natural and 2cl should be 2 suited. If a casual partnership maybe this agreement is not in place then 2d is delayed natural, therefore x is certainly takeout.
Jan. 14
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I don't get the delayed 2d bid, so it is entirely possible East was keeping his powder dry Until they knew more. Having said that even if double is do something intelligent, it still shows values, 2DX -1 OR 2 might be the best we can do on an otherwise uneventful board.
Jan. 14
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I have been looking in my rule book, and I cant find execution anywhere. Is it possible this was rescinded under the new Rule 23, and a comparable call should be used in its stead, say flogging with a cat o nine tails, or drawing and quartering?
Jan. 14
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No idea what North was doing but full marks for the use of dithering.
Jan. 12
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1sp- 2nt
I held Q10XXXXX of spades and nothing else, Opps,who were basically talked out of their making Minor suit slam, wanted to report it as a psyche, hand got passed around the room, most of the Pro`s said they wished they had thought of that.
Psyche sure, but great conversation in the bar.
Dec. 31, 2018
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So we all play the ultimate psychic control, Drury. Seems some psychic control bids are still allowable.
Dec. 30, 2018
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I have no problems giving anyone a break from playing in my club, be the break long or short, I find when they return they are much improved bridge citizens. As a small club owner the proof of concept for me is my table counts are up year on year for the 4 years I have been open.
Dec. 28, 2018
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Not really , we have Laguna Woods 10 miles south, but mostly we run a pretty tight ship, which generates loyalty. I am never scared to give someone a little break from bridge for misbehaving or being anti social. And I try to remember everyone's Birthday.
Dec. 25, 2018
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I must be bucking the trend , we have a year on year increase in table count for the last 4 years, however this year look like my increase is going to be in single digits.
Dec. 25, 2018
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