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Perhaps we could have a joint effort to build a comparison scale between ACBL MP ranks and those of other countries.
10 hours ago
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Some players just seem to need 6-9 hcp, a 6 card suit and no idea about playing Bridge.
I'm fed up of losing to them :-(
July 21
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Bidding/lead probems with tortuous bidding.
July 20
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Misread, deleted comment.
July 20
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Does opening a weak 2 in hearts with AT96 T86432 A53 count?

My cause wasn't helped when I played in Spades with KJ875 opposite 432 and I lose the first trick to the stiff Q after opener (my RHO) doubled the contract.
July 20
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Oh no its not….
July 20
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As we say in Yorkshire “tell ‘em nowt, let ’em buy a programme”.
July 17
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I try not to upset directors for the obvious reasons..

This particular one was subsequently one of the examiners for my TD exam!
July 17
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You missed 2 “Ekrens-style” which seems to be more popular in EBUland than 2 “Ekrens”.
July 17
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I had a National TD say to me once “a gentleman would accept the call”, but I'm very careful about posting anything remotely sexist on BW. It was the last hand of the last round of a Swiss event and we were about mid-table, I had to admire his pragmatism.
July 17
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Why did I double and not bid 2?
July 16
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If you always trust your partner's bids then there is never a problem. If you don't, get a new partner, yours deserves a break.
July 16
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No, but you can say “anyone but a complete dick would….”
July 16
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They need to reconsider?
July 16
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To my mind the biggest driver of system is the strength of your 1NT opening, far more than 5 v 4 card majors. Your poll doesn't address this.
July 16
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These opps wouldn't have known PRC anyway.
July 16
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There must be a reasonable chance that south makes 2 heart tricks in a PRC situation.
July 15
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If I had been South I would have accepted the call since it was partly my fault.
July 14
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You should take a holistic approach to defining a system, a system is not just a collection of gadgets. Memory strain is reduced if you have a cohesive approach, sometimes you can tweak an existing gadget but sometimes you just end up inventing your own stuff.
July 13
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We play 2H-3m as ‘to play’, responder will have a 6 card suit and no major suit fit.
July 12
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