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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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I like it when people are definitive; sadly they are rarely correct.

e.g. we play 2 as 3-11 hcp, 4/5 hearts and 4/5 spades.

We have to alert responses of 2 (suit preference) and 3/3/3/3 (to play) if partner hasn't previously passed.
Aug. 27
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It promises a holding in an unspecified suit.
Aug. 26
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How would ‘….and does not promise a holding in any other suit’ work for you?
Aug. 26
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Jim: what you propose is impractical for 2/3 board rounds; in any case you can play ‘spot-the-CC’ at most clubs in England.
Aug. 26
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The EBU specifies the following doubles are alertable:

Non-penalty doubles of balanced NT bids.
Penalty doubles of natural suit bids.

We could go on all night.
Aug. 26
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I'm guessing Barry hasn't been following the 1NT-2M thread.
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/1nt-2m-to-play-alertable/
Aug. 26
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You are mistaking ‘allowed’ versus ‘normal and expected’; the alerting policy does not restrict what you do but it does make you disclose what you do when outside the defined paradigm.
Aug. 26
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Marty; that looks like a clear error.

Thinking….
Aug. 26
Ian Grant edited this comment Aug. 26
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So how does:

“Conventional bids should be alerted, non-conventional bids should not.”

work when neither conventional nor non-conventional are defined.
Aug. 26
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Pre-alerts as far as I am aware are an ACBL invention; does any other RA specify pre-alerts?
Aug. 26
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CHANGE LOG
Aug. 26
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Joe: ever wished you hadn't asked a question?

Light the blue touchpaper and stand back!
Aug. 26
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Have a look at the title….
Aug. 26
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If your 1 is forcing then you alert regardless of length.
(EBULAND).
Aug. 26
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Laws based on age and experience of the players involved, what game is this?
Aug. 26
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You owe your opps an explanation of your agreements, saying “we don't have an agreement he just bids what he wants” won't wash.
Aug. 25
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So do we, at the same time we teach them the required announcement.

Not sure what this has to do with the price of bread though.
Aug. 25
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