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ACBL regs and logic in the same sentence…
Jan. 20, 2016
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Besides, cheating is even easier in an Indi (and no I'm not going to explain how).
Jan. 20, 2016
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If we have to fundamentally alter the nature of the game to counter the cheats then we might as well give up altogether.
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
Jan. 20, 2016
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Indi bridge is even less like real bridge than some of your other suggestions Lukasz. :-)
Jan. 20, 2016
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Much depends on your overcall agreements, I would need a very strong hand to double with one 5 card major so 2H is definitely GF for me.
I don't like the 1NT bid but I like anything else less. An agreement that 3D shows a doubleton heart here would be ideal but absent that I'm going with 3H.
Jan. 20, 2016
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Beat, I would prefer east to be on lead.
Jan. 20, 2016
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I play 3041 all the time because its easier, however since we rarely ask with a strong hand it doesn't seem to be a problem.
Jan. 20, 2016
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Yes but to be fair he then said this would be after opening a nebulous club (playing 2/1 with 5 card D/H/S) holding AQJ8,8432,AK42,7.
They also play transfer Walsh so it would start 1C-1D.
Jan. 20, 2016
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Oren: if I had anything to do with the ACBL I would be ripping up that abomination of a CC and starting from scratch.
It basically asks you which of our highly regulated methods do you want to play.
Do you play A or B?
I play C.
Is that A or B?
Jan. 20, 2016
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So my conclusion is:
If you want to be squeaky clean you alert it.
If you're comfortable with not alerting it just make sure that it's on your CC that your 1NT response can include a very weak raise.
Jan. 19, 2016
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Never switch off, just because you can't win a trick doesn't mean that the info you can give partner isn't useful.
However,if you are sitting behind AQ in dummy it can't hurt to signal that you have the K, partner won-t be confused.

Always have a reason for whatever you lead at any time during the play. This will help greatly with post mortems.

BridgeClubLive is a great environment for practising, you can see how each hand was played at all of the other tables.
Jan. 19, 2016
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We are.
Jan. 19, 2016
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Top then ditch two diamonds on K and another club.
Jan. 18, 2016
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If you are a chronic asthmatic like me you would be worried about infection.
Jan. 18, 2016
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…only if its ‘…good’
Jan. 18, 2016
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AD, run QS.

(trying to make….)
Jan. 18, 2016
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I dont believe in changing more than one thing at a time.
Jan. 18, 2016
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'Cept it isn't.
Jan. 18, 2016
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Oops.

(I wouldn't play that so make mine a “no comment”)
Jan. 18, 2016
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From personal experience these things tend to shift over time, swinging one way and then the other. Players get fed up with one mode and migrate to the other.
Jan. 18, 2016
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