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Best shot to move all Swiss Teams into the 20th (I mean 21st) Century is to sell the new CEO on it and get him to go back to Nick Hammond for software.
Sept. 18
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Based on material referenced in the other thread, it appears that my memory is faulty or I am conflating two different memories.
Lynn Deas was involved at the table when I first heard the expression (as she was with several others), but I must have confounded that with seeing others later playing the 2 3 4 5 as the wish trick.

Clearly the 2 3 4 5 is going to be much rarer than the A 2 3 4, so I am not sure why the A 2 3 4 deserves a special designation :)
Sept. 13
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Yu, apparently we were posting simultaneously, although I was in a similar situation to Nickell only playing against Norbie and Lynn and could have sworn…….. :)
Sept. 13
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Repeating my post from the other thread:

First time I heard the expression was around 30 years ago from Lynn Deas and 2 3 4 5.

Anybody know when the definition on the Bridge World website was created?

Edit: After reading the reference from Yu, looks like my memory might be faulty, oh well, maybe dementia beckons as my partners suggest. :)
Sept. 13
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First time I heard the expression was around 30 years ago from Lynn Deas and 2 3 4 5.
Sept. 13
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Sept. 12
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All I can say is:

“Har har hardy har har”

How many still know the source without googling?

And how many remember (or ever knew) the singing group, “Pearls Before Swine”.
Sept. 7
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Right, Ed, you brought back somewhat painful memories of sleepless times serving in the military overseas, pulling all-nighters in the business world and even WORSE, pulling all-nighters in the military LOL
Sept. 2
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Like, Like, Like.

I also work at Nationals, mostly in the mornings but sometimes AFTER the night session and sleep late depending on work needs.

Working stiff, Social Security recipient AND almost Super Senior :)
Aug. 31
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So we have early start times at Philadelphia and Atlanta, but somewhere in this thread it says, people who want early start times are always ignored.

EDIT: Misunderstood Joanne's previous comment. She meant last Philly was early, not next Philly.
Aug. 30
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Sam,

“it makes “the next morning” another short break to have breakfast and relax for a very short while over coffee before having to make it to the game by 12:30 latest.”

What, are you sleeping 11 hours after game completion? If so, good for you. Many of us do not wish to sleep that much (or any more than 7 or 8 hours, please don't refer me to authorities who say it is great for you to sleep 9 hours plus).

“It makes for a VERY LONG TIRING day and night that takes away our enjoyment of the game and the social aspect of it that follows the game.”

Please speak for yourself, not for me and others. That has nothing to do with the poll. The time available for sleeping should be the same regardless of the start times of the sessions.
Aug. 30
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misplaced
Aug. 30
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I'm not seeing where you statistically demonstrate the accuracy/validity/lack of bias of the poll.
Aug. 30
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“Possible” true and pseudo squeezes come up VERY frequently.

“Completed” true squeezes come up frequently, especially against defenders who are not thinking about squeeze defense.
Aug. 30
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Ed, AND Charles Goren.
Aug. 30
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Dan, our explanation of Puppet 3C response to 1N is:

“artificial, game force, majors inquiry”

Would that suit you?
Aug. 30
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I thought a “relay” was a bid that demands partner make a certain bid and his making that bid conveys absolutely no added meaning whatsoever to the auction.

Examples of relays by my definition:

2N (Lebensohl) Partner must bid 3C (meaning absolutely nothing)

2C/2D/2H (Kokish) Partner must bid 2S (meaning absolutely nothing)
Aug. 28
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It's amazing, but hotel bars in US for Regional tournaments (and some Nationals) will frequently close at 12 even when there is a full house.

Duh, “Nobody told us there was going to be more people than normal”.

The problem is that the bridge crowd is so irregular by normal standards. Nobody in the bar from 7:30 to 10:30, then hammered.
Aug. 28
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I believe that one factor is that people consider playing at the NABC's before they have definite partners for all the events they might want to play.
Aug. 27
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No one was suggesting that ACBL should or could do anything, but that the WBF Credentials Committee should have done something as they did under similar circumstances previously.
Aug. 27
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