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I very much agree. Also transfer positives. And, quite simply, just show each and every 4 card suit up the line (as Responder). 1 - 1 * Alert: 4 or more s 8 or more points (or and A and K, combined or not), and may have another suit of as many as 9 cards .

R bypassing a major suit denies 4+ length in that suit. Of course, this requires a ridiculously complicated negative response structure.
July 22
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Is Michael Rosenberg playing pro in this event?
July 21
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Director in daylight pairs announcing final round: “hope you managed to have some fun today.” “Well not 26 and at the pool fun . . . But . . . ”
July 21
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What is the deal with barely visible swim suits all over the halls at the Cosmo?
July 21
Jim Perkins edited this comment July 21
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My law firm is both busier and more profitable since we adopted the when we get paid, we will start work policy.
July 19
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Service businesses generally must operate on payment up front basis. Performance bonuses should be escrowed I suppose although that is unlikely to be palatable to the client population.
July 19
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Well if payment were designated to be made in slave girls (allegedly actual records from the 4th or 5th century exist with such terms).
July 19
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If Murat's partner bid 7NT, chances for 8 are pretty damn good.
July 18
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Best of luck to yours. Sorry not to be competing for D23.
July 17
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I know that not many will be looking for this while in Vegas this time. But LVBW (Las Vegas Bridge World) is worth checking out if you are in town for reasons other than a NABC and have a free afternoon.
July 16
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18 boards in 3 hours would be torture chamber to me. I run a night game (admittedly for more than social players) 6 4 board rounds, 26 min a round. Game time <3 hours.

Fast play is a big draw.
July 15
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I was going to do a subsequent poll. Actually over (1) 2 (P) P (x) . . . .
July 15
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The comments on this thread are conclusive evidence of the fact that bracketed KOs were the end of bridge as we knew it (players getting excited about playing the best, rather than nervously wondering how few MasterPoints they will get for their tournament dollar).
July 15
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Rohit: It's negotiable.

Jack: Not so easy.
July 15
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I am so amazed that for all the . . . complaining . . . about Gold Rush on this site, no one sees that bracketed KOs were the beginning of the end of a bright line divide between even marginally competitive players and purely social players.

I am sure that no one will be surprised to hear me say this. . . . One huge KO. Remember when Sectionals were week long events?
July 14
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Bridge. Where it's OK to have multiple partners.

The Post Moretems offered in this room are of dubious utility (anyway). (From my directors' announcements joke book, to try and speed the game along)

SHHHHH! I know this doesn't apply to you, but some players are thinking.

(named the “Perkins Principle” by a relatively prolific author) Only overbid your hand once in any given auction.

Make the play that works out best in the post mortem.

Lead your partner's suit. Then it's her fault.

For the Ladies: Meet me at table 9. (Read Jerry Machlin's book for context)
July 13
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I sort of like Down 9, in that case.

From a BW report of a compare: We were +650. We were minus 450. They were vulnerable. We weren't.
July 13
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Or anything, Rebecca.
July 13
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@ Linda: It's there already. Not often enabled.
July 13
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So I felt 3 was compelled when I “knew” this was a 20/20 hand and likely no singletons anywhere either.

But maybe not.

Perhaps my judgment was clouded by my desire to double when considering the unauthorized information as well as the authorized.
July 13
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