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All comments by Ian Grant
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My answer was low from Qxxx but second from Jxxx; and then I saw the ‘Robinson’ approach about leading to an empty dummy and thought “I like that”.
Oct. 20, 2015
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I'm definitely passing 3D on the first board, how many times am I going to bid this mediocre hand? Partner still has a bid…
Oct. 20, 2015
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A truly excellent idea; could we have one for English too.
Oct. 19, 2015
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As Jane; the other benefit is it stops opener bidding 1NT.
Oct. 19, 2015
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To misquote Miss Piggy “Thar on t'thin ice fro-og”!
Oct. 19, 2015
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And “ey up” and “'ang on a bit” instead of alert and stop cards.
Oct. 18, 2015
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M2D used to be L3 and above but individual clubs could choose not to allow it. The EBU has now scrapped L3 and all events and most club nights are now level 4. In L4 any 2 level opener can be of a multi type and include a selection of weak, strong and strong balanced options.
Oct. 18, 2015
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I have just returned from Paris where even the Italian restauranteur spoke fluent English.
Oct. 18, 2015
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Live. Learn.
Thanks!
Oct. 18, 2015
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I've made several attempts to fill in a ACBL CC and given up every time. It has got to be one of the worst designed documents I have ever seen.
Oct. 18, 2015
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Sorry it is e/w who have the advantage, for some reason I had erroneously assumed that N and W were on the same side of the screen.
Oct. 18, 2015
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Shouldn't Sky be made aware of his affliction and then told it is incumbent upon him to make his opps aware. Thereafter the gesture is UI to all.
Oct. 17, 2015
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In fact don't n/s get an advantage here in that they always get to take advantage of the stop period?
Oct. 17, 2015
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Ah.
I think there is an issue with screens in this regard, although I have never had the ‘pleasure’ so what I'm about to say may be rubbish!
Playing ‘normally’ I get to see my partner's bid as soon as it is made and can do my thinking during the stop period afforded my rho. Perhaps there needs to be an automatic stop period for me when the tray is passed through the screen.
Oct. 17, 2015
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I'm amazed that you got away with that Michael, your opps have 28 HCP and one spade between them and didn't bid! Either they were incompetent (seems unlikely) or influenced by your slow pass.
This seems such an obvious 5S bid to me, but then I have never played at such rarified heights as the event you were playing in.
Oct. 17, 2015
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I have experimented with:
1D= balanced 12-14 or 18-19
1NT=unbalanced with 5+ diamonds
I thought it worked very well but my partner wasn't keen; however I think we are going to try again in the near future.
Oct. 17, 2015
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You could always just ignore this thread once it exceeds your patience.
Oct. 17, 2015
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doesn't 2NT show a balanced 20-22?
Oct. 16, 2015
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worried that partner has hand too strong to bid 2S but has long spades. I'm going to pass and see what happens; partner is unlikely to pass again.
Oct. 16, 2015
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It's one of the unsung advantages of a weak NT that you rarely hit these sorts of problems.
Oct. 16, 2015
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