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They may say regardless of what it pays, but has anyone anywhere tried paying them a living wage? That is what I would be interested in hearing about.
15 hours ago
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As a child that loved reading, I used to devour the local daily which featured Buchwald on the editorial page, comics, sports, local seen and heard, and even dear Abby.

When I took up bridge, the bridge section of the local library was more or less constantly checked out, and re-checked out to me.
15 hours ago
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Try paying directors even $50k/ year and see how hard it is to find one.
Feb. 18
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“If they want to do that.” What's in it for them?

A bunch of players that whine about everything. Others that need their preferred table, their preferred direction. etc.

Screw it. If players can't be nice, compliant, etc. they can play without directors.

As far as I am concerned.

Oh wait . . . I forgot. Minimum wage.
Feb. 18
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Probably not. For example, “Bar collusive cheaters from ever . . . ”

Well, without getting into the tiny details of it all are you arguing that a barred player cannot use the courts to allege that the true reason was not collusive cheating but rather national origin, race or sexual orientation (oh, I forgot, no one in the ACBL is sexually oriented at all anymore)?

And while IAAL, I do not wish to be one here. So consider me just asking.
Feb. 17
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Missed 1st by 0.15 last Saturday. And that was for real money. $10 free play.
Feb. 16
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If I have the luxury of known forcing/nonforcing sequences I would of course devise a different auction.

It seems highly likely that 3 is forcing to anyone with any bidding system/philosophy. But I would need specifically K and J as well as A to want to bid 7. Don't have that sort of equipment here. A) Because E doesn't know it. B) Because W doesn't know it.

My “Highly remote” might be an overbid. But this is club matchpoints where credit for shapely but light pointed 6 bid and made is about 80% of credit for 7 bid and made.
Feb. 16
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The results of this poll alone are almost enough to make me stop consulting BW. See Alan Frank upthread for a brief taste of sanity.
Feb. 15
Jim Perkins edited this comment Feb. 15
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This one does not even try to disguise itself as anything other. And there is a lot of other MI in this thread also.
Feb. 15
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Yuck. I hope Eddie did not say that about this hand.
Feb. 15
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Bid 6(!!) if you have a stopper, P. LOL.
Feb. 15
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This is a partnership not involving me and not involving 40 pages of notes.

You're going to have to figure it out on the fly. Mid Flight B players in both seats.

Personally, I consider both 5 and 7 highly remote. But unsurprisingly I am once again in the minority here.
Feb. 15
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We have a little different agreement because partner likes to have bids she can make . . . Very light. Lol.
Feb. 13
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Chris, Chris, Chris . . . back in those days there were jobs for everyone.

It's only those lazy millennials that serve as barristas with their Classical Literature degrees.
Feb. 13
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I'm not x'ing any of these but we play different methods (1NT TO). PASSing with both AQ examples as we tend to PASS with balance and defensive oriented values.

First, second and fourth (hands, not seats) = 1NT TO showing less than full x values and support for unbid suits.
Feb. 13
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What's on second.
Feb. 13
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Cannot. S holds: T, 94, Q9642, A9876.

Which is not a V 2NT overcall to me either.
Feb. 13
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DF disagrees with you Alan.
Feb. 13
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1 (2NT) and now 3 u/u (although I chose x) and we are derailed again.
Feb. 13
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E dealt and started 1.
Feb. 13
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