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I'm going to start ignoring hands played in the US; I don't understand the rules of the game.
Jan. 8
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I chose the single word ‘Precision’ to match the single word ‘weak’ in the original hand.
Jan. 8
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Perhaps I should carry a record of all the hands that my partner has bid 3 in a similar situation and then produce it with “well this is what they had before”. That's full disclosure; do you really want that?
Jan. 8
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Because I believe he is calling the director simply in an attempt to recover from a bad decision by him. I don't believe his call has any merit whatsoever. Its that sort of bullying behaviour by stronger players against weaker players that causes so much grief.
Jan. 8
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If you don't play by the laws and regulations then you are not playing Bridge.

You can play Bridge and be friendly and amenable; call the TD when an issue arises and abide by their decisions.

We are a member owned and run Bridge club with an elected committee. Much of the work is done by volunteers; the most anyone gets paid is a free game. We own our own premises and have recently installed a lift and new bathrooms at a cost of around £50,000. Our major expenses are cleaning (we employ a firm to do this) and upkeep costs for the building which is a converted large house built early last century; the club was formed in 1928.

We have in excess of 300 members and are growing slowly. We operate 3 afternoon and 4 evening sessions each week. We charge £20 a year membership and £3 per session to play. We operate at a profit. We can accomodate around 20 tables but rarely get above 14; most sessions are in single figures.

We enforce the EBU Best Behaviour @ Bridge policy and are currently in the process of convening a review hearing for a player who continually insulted his pick-up partner.

We expelled a player a few years ago and then got embroiled in a long and expensive legal case. Since then we have revised our procedures so that we have an independent incident review committee.
Jan. 8
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Sounds like Barrack Room Bridge to me.
Jan. 8
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I'm quite proud of ‘weak and gameforcing’ as a description, it could only be this type of hand.
Jan. 8
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David: you couldn't be more wrong about what I teach, I tell my students that I will chop their fingers off if they don't call the TD for an infraction.

However I hate the sort of gamesmanship that is being employed by east on the other thread, it's killing bridge and it's something no beginner would ever do.
Jan. 8
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It's what I picked up from the Precision v 2/1 thread where the wide ranging nature of 1-4 was given as a big advantage of Precision.

I haven't played Precision for over 30 years.
Jan. 8
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David: this was a completely fabricated case trying to replicate the conditions of the original but without the complications of whether South had a weak hand or not. Unfortunately I appear to have fallen foul of the ACBL's nonsensical approach to bridge regulation.


FWIW: 1-4 for me shows an aceless 7-loser hand with 4+card support. I have no more to disclose.
Jan. 8
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Many Benji Acol players would agree with you, their victims believe it is misleading.
Jan. 8
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I'm not allowed to do that; my partner will tell you what our agreements are though.
Jan. 8
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Why?
Maybe just in case your partner is prone to forgetting its NF?

I feel quite strongly that players should alert what they are supposed to alert and nothing else.
Strongly enough to issue warnings and penalties to persistent offenders.
Jan. 8
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You don't need to tell them stuff they already know, unless they are incapable of subtracting 3 from 9.
Jan. 8
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Not allowed to call it strong in ebuland (needs 5 controls) but “weak & gameforcing” is probably OK.
Jan. 8
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Thankfully we have a duplimator to produce T copies of the one board we get to play each session.
Jan. 8
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Agreed but thought it was better than leaving a flawed auction.
Jan. 8
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You play your way, I'll play mine.
Jan. 8
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Well seeing as none of this actually happened…

I was just trying to replicate the original thread but without the weak/not-weak issues.
Jan. 8
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Read again David; South bids 5 with spade length because the 4 bid alerts them to North's shortness.
Jan. 8
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