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You all are aware that Eugene shut down a parallel thread shortly after US election.

Aren’t you?
7 hours ago
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3 for me and no hitch on that one Nigel.
June 30
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I'm not saying it never happens but I am not designing a system slot for it.
June 30
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While I might agree with the expert experts that 3 denies the ability to make a more descriptive call what can that mean that doesn't include 4s?

I suppose maybe 3244 with no stopper, but I don't bid 2 with that.

Again, these guys are obviously more expert than me. (But isn't almost everyone?)
June 30
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Anytime the OPPs start by bidding my 8, 7, 6 or even 5 card suit (and I have solid opening values+), I am strongly wishing that the auction ends with them declaring, doubled preferably and that applies to whatever suit they wind up in.

I don't want to declare in a suit that they bid.
June 30
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I do often feel like I am playing a different game than my OPPs just from having agreements that sometimes detail the 3rd or 4th round of bidding.

For this reason, I am trying to gain access to tougher games.
June 30
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Per day. How many days do you think the average bridge player is going to live?

It could amount to $75 or something.
June 30
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Come to my class (you’re likely too advanced for it): “when the opponents bid my longest suit, I PASS and hope they raise!”

More than once a week, every week.
June 30
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F#$*& that, Barry.
June 30
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I noticed a possible similar problem with my iPad shortcuts for bbo disclosure.

When we arrive at the table I type s (first initial of partner’s name) hi (familiar for hello) o (opponents). That produced the following text string:

Hi OPPs 1♣️ is 16+1♦️ over 1♣️<9. Other bids over 1♣️ through 2♦️ are transfer, positive and game forcing. 1 bids are generally 10-15 but could be 19-20. Upside down carding. 2nd and 4th lds incl. against suits may be low from dbltn Jx or lower

Then one day I got the thinking about fashion. So I threw in an extra character at the end of the shortcut.
June 30
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Most of the basic tenets of economics are not true at all.
June 30
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.06 Leo. But close enough for ACBL.
June 30
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I’m leading the k and at the very least have a spectacular failure to balance all the successes I have had with this card.
June 29
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This is the Bridge Whiners site. If there's not a real issue to complain about, we make one up.
June 29
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FWIW we ran 24 board tournaments and could not get people to join them as they don't like to sit staring at a screen for that long. I think with 6 min per board easily, we could go 30 boards.
June 29
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<<deleted snarky comment>> +1 to Leo.
June 29
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I have automated disclosure for many common auctions using macros or shortcuts.

I don’t use my macros as a memory aid, but there is really nothing to stop me doing so.

As I said in another thread I just type in the shortcut for example s 1 c (without the spaces) and my iPad spits out the following text: 16+ points (rare upgrades), any shape.
June 28
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10 players profiles. Coded to fold, call, raise, reraise, call a raise with particular strength hands or draws. Different coding for each profile.

Never changed the seating. Never changed the profiles. Dealt 200,000 hands. Recorded the net win/loss (there was a rake) in an excel spreadsheet.

Repeated either 25 or 50 times. Nothing changes but the cards dealt. And, as noted, the results.
June 28
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So in the interest of complete disclosure my iPad is coded so that certain auctions automatically produce a descriptive text string. For example:

“Xsx1xh” if you take the x’s out produces:” 5+♥️ 10-15 pts or 19-20 pts.”

“Xsx1c1n” produces “12+ points no 5 card suit”

Not that far removed from Justin’s nightmare.
June 28
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If memory serves, calling with any hope. Rarely or never raising.
June 27
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