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If its a simple announcement then wtp?
Alerts don't shorten your life and may have a positive impact on your street-cred.
Aug. 28
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If I worried about cheating to that extent then I'd give up playing. Just be vigilant and nail them.
Aug. 28
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General counter-measure to any 1NT defence is X is t/o of any promised suit(s). 2NT is leb.
Aug. 27
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Ah, that old standard.
Aug. 27
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Sorry Ed, was thinking of our club's combined CC and scorecard.
Aug. 27
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“Natural, nf” makes sense to me.
Aug. 27
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Not even a new suit at the 3-level by an unpassed hand that is non-forcing?

Are you sure? If so then that sucks.
Aug. 27
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Under NT range there are spaces for nv, v and 4th.
Aug. 27
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My local Bangladeshi restaurant opened a few weeks before we moved to the area. I wrote ‘excellent service’ on the bill and left a good tip. Ever since (almost exsctly 29 years) they have refused to accept tips from me.

They had a charity night after the floods in Bangladesh a few years ago, I couldn't go but sent a decent contribution.

The head waiter, Habibul, has just retired but it is still the same chef proprietor.
Aug. 27
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Opening bid, 1st-3rd seat, any vul, any scoring.

In 4th seat a 2 opener shows 10-16 with 5 hearts and 4 spades.
Aug. 27
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Good luck with that; where I play that would simply get you a reputation for being a bit of an a…
Aug. 27
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Hard to remember the exact order of tricks when you are dummy and the TD and in shock!

I suspect they must have discarded a heart.
Aug. 27
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Sheffield Bridge Club. South Yorkshire. England.
Apparently still on planet Earth.
Aug. 27
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Exceptions make things harder. ‘Standard’ where I play is 12-14.
Aug. 27
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In your world maybe.
Aug. 27
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You wouldn't enjoy it, set out to play 11 2-board rounds in 3 1/4 hours and failed by one board.
Aug. 27
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Richard: you obviously don't get out much!
In England, one is supposed to say “Hearts” or “Spades”, not “transfer”; usually players say “transfer” or “Transfer to hearts/spades”

Jeff: NT ranges need to be announced because players use different ranges at different times.
Aug. 27
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It denies 13 cards in any another suit if we want to be really obtuse!

Denying a holding is the exact opposite of promising a holding.

Frances: I doubt many players would consider a 2 card holding in a side suit to be an asset worth including in a bid of another suit. However, I guess we have to be more explicit in a policy document.
Aug. 27
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Was having a senior moment, finally twigged its the 3 ranges corresponding to the slots on the the EBU standard CC.
Aug. 27
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The blue book specifies the statements you are supposed to make, sadly mostly no-one knows what they are. Very rarely do you here “Hearts”, more often “Transfer” or “Transfer to hearts”.
Aug. 27
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