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Patrick, where (or in which issue of TBW) can i find this extended lisa over 1 ? Over 1 it is the issue of October 2007
Sept. 7
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I play often online but not that often in real life => 5 min before the game i am trying to solve a problem from the Bridge World to get the engine working. Otherwise i am due to making mistakes for the first 2-3 deals.
Sept. 1
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If it is the case, it might not cost to qualify 16 teams but the number of boards on 1/8 and 1/4 would be twice as less : almost the same financial result for the organization
Aug. 24
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For internet addictd there is another possibility : if you leave from Gare de Lyon (inside Paris) you will very likely have free internet within the train (even the tunnels :)) it is not that common in France yet. It will not happen from Roissy I think
Aug. 4
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Hello, Roissy is a good idea because the train is direct from there to Lyon (aim for part dieu not saint exupery). Look at the ouigo train if you want to save a little money (but then I think you arrive in st exupery). Avoid orly at all costs. From Geneva there are less trains I think but it is a good idea also. Once you re in Lyon, you should enjoy the food, the center especially between Rhône and Saône (the rivers) and try to walk in La Croix rousse. It s great to just walk within the old center. The public transports are quite fine (tram, metro and bus) ; my parents have been living there, I could maybe answer some specific questions if people have some.

One thing if you arrive from Lyon airport, there is an expensive train but one can avoid that (there is a bus, I can ask around)
Aug. 4
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I was there but i was not an active actor : 2nd half of the KO event, team A was leading against team B by a few imps and was normally not the favourite in the game. One of the pair finished earlier and had a good set. So they decided to prepare a fake score sheet…

When the second pair arrived, if was “-500, we got doubled”…then “minus 530”…and so forth…the captain was apopletic ! 60+ to 0 on the half !! That s when the real sheet was put out to invert most of the scores and win comfortably. Like Rich said it, avoid it for weak hearts.
June 15
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This deal is also shown in the bulletin page 21 : http://championships.eurobridge.org/EOC2017/Bulletins/Bul_05.pdf
June 14
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I suggested other as well so that we could read other opinions
June 13
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I cannot tell you what X is because i do not have their CC ; starting on the second poll, i suggested we treat X as penalty, but i am not them.

The fact that everybody here seems to treat it as penalty and passes like the East player suggest we all agree on the start of the auction. Hence we can start poll #2 and realize that the majority does the same than East.

Hence the 3rd poll : why did it go wrong ?

It seems odd that if we mostly understand X and pass then bid 5, we suddenly have that pass of 5.

Just trying to explain the best i could :)
June 13
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Louis yes, but in practice it would mean that people do the same bids than her but understand the auction quite differently (otherwise if East has understood that West has , i would not venture that she would consider pass for a second). Is it that likely ?
June 13
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Maybe this way some will vote ‘other’ and enlighten us with their comments (also writing from work requires a little speed :))
June 13
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Thanks, corrected
June 13
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It s (b) : i needed to create some order in the poll to reach the assessment article. So far the majority blames East but bids like her the first times. I d expect more deviations early if she s 100% at fault
June 13
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One could decide that 4 is weaker than pass followed by 4 ; or the other way around. but this should have been discussed within the general principles before.
June 13
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Was not me but could have been :) i was either unlikely = in 3NT or -7 in a team game. Feeling that i would have more to explain for refusing the finesse, i took it and got -700
June 12
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Thanks all for the comments, it s interesting that 1/3 of our panel thinks this is silly while 2/3 thinks it is at least fine :)
May 19
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Regarding this comment : “It took me a while to process: ”more or less a flight A régional.South and West on the same side of the screen." here is how it works in France :

On the very top of the pyramid, there are competitions (that are not open, you have to qualify) in round robins. These competitions are all behind screens, use usually the same deal at all table, monitor the scores in real time etc…everybody likes them.

Going down that very top level, there are 4 to 5 layers. The first 2 routinely use screen for every possible event at every round.

The other 3 layers are usually played with no screens except the very late rounds.

It s not the same challenge for french and americans : our ‘so called (by me)’ Flight A Regionals are run through maximum 40-50 tables
May 16
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NS had a CC available, pointed out the fact (the range changing according to vulnerability), and EW actually discussed about the defense 2 deals before this one happened
May 15
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David, if you were there, and led to believe East behavior is not ethical, what could you do about it ?
May 15
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Not solving anything if you play with a pick up partner, but there is a convention you might want to add to your repertoire :

1 1NT 4 = 5 6 with nicer
1 1NT 4 = 5 6 with nicer

You can start with 1 with longer and do the same.

I do not believe this auction is useful for natural m bidding.
April 2
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