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We once had a very competitive auction against a pair playing a complicated system. Every bid they made was alerted and (because we needed to know) we asked after each one. Each bid they made was a multi (e.g. either strong with hearts OR weak with spades) sometimes with a rider (e.g. if strong with hearts they won't have…).
Eventually they arrived in 4 spades after which my wife asked:
“Does that mean they have got 13 cards”
“Yes”
Double.

Down 4.
Jan. 14, 2016
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There seems to be a definite IMPS/MPS bias in the answers given:
OK to bid 3C at IMPS
Not OK at MPS
Jan. 14, 2016
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Not if 2M is your best place to play.
Jan. 14, 2016
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I abstained because I didn't start with a club and can't imagine why anyone would. This is another ‘Irish Cabby’ problem.

(An American tourist asks an Irish taxi driver if he can direct him to Dublin. “Yes sir, but I wouldn't start from here”.)
Jan. 14, 2016
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Pass and I've got two ways of pre-emptive in clubs, one constructive 3C),one not (via 2NT).
Jan. 13, 2016
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The only question I can see is “which spade?”
Jan. 13, 2016
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I could add Gerber onto my first sequence and get it up to 9 consecutive artificial bids but the last 4 won't be alertable. ( above 3NT)
Jan. 13, 2016
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UK lotto is much simpler, there is only one option: lump sum, and its tax free.
If you're daft enough you can buy an annuity with it….
Jan. 13, 2016
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And, as I have said, therein lies the problem.
Do the guys who make the rules actually play Bridge anytime?
Jan. 13, 2016
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But that's unrealistic Rosalind.
Bridge players can be very innovative and the combination of calls and possible meanings infinite.
Jan. 13, 2016
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Consecutive, but can start anytime.
Jan. 13, 2016
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You deserve to be roasted for posting this old chestnut…
Jan. 13, 2016
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2NT from west would be UNT for some of us.
(you pays your money…)
Jan. 13, 2016
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John, might be for you, isn't in EBUland.
e.g. we announce “Stayman”, we alert Keri (using the alert card).
Jan. 13, 2016
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I blame the lawmakers, all they had to do was say that you could announce ‘forcing’ if your 1NT promises 6 or more HCP and that you alert it if it doesn't.
Who could argue with that?
Jan. 13, 2016
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And how did you calculate that Richard?
Jan. 12, 2016
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Doug, those rules do not and can not exist.
There is an infinite set of possible meanings for calls, you can't legislate for them all individually.
Jan. 12, 2016
Ian Grant edited this comment Jan. 13, 2016
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I was just going to make some up but it turned out easier to calculate them.
Jan. 12, 2016
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Your (semi) forcing 1NT might not be alertable in ACBL but it is elsewhere thankfully.
Jan. 12, 2016
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In this case I think N/S should get -400 and E/W -2110 which would be equitable as far as the room is concerned.
But then I'm a maverick.
Jan. 12, 2016
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