Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Jonathan Cohn
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think a lot depends on the simulation criteria. I feel like the weaker the NT range, the more likely its right to look for the 4-4 fit even when 4333. So, 14-16 may have a different sim result than then 15-17.
Feb. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Could you post all four hands?
Feb. 3
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
“We absolutely never rebid 1N with a singleton.” As a general rule I think this is right but I'd allow for a stiff honor in partner's suit.
Feb. 2
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think the way to begin is not by thinking about a new organization but by thinking about running a new annual bridge event. This event should try and be different from current events run by the ACBL. If all went well, perhaps another event could be added. Could this eventually start a rival organization? Sure.

I would not glob this event on to a current NABC but hooking it to a regional or sectional the first time might make it lower risk. Requiring people to pre-sign up might alleviate some of the risk.
Jan. 29
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I'd need to see a much more concrete plan before contributing.
Jan. 28
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Google Docs table of content creator uses my headings to automate my table of contents so I don't have to bother repaginating it myself. Sadly, when I refresh the table of contents to auto-update it changes all my suit symbols in the TOC black. :( Anyone know why this would be?
Jan. 28
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I changed the script to make clubs green and spades blue to match the bidding box colors. This is also the colors of the suits on most 4-color decks. Here is the new script: might save you time looking up the color number.

function replaceStringAndSetColor(body, str, replacement, color) {
var foundElement = body.findText(str);
while (foundElement != null) {
var foundText = foundElement.getElement().asText();
var start = foundElement.getStartOffset();
var end = foundElement.getEndOffsetInclusive();
foundText.setForegroundColor(start, end, color);
foundElement = body.findText(str, foundElement);
}
body.replaceText(str, replacement);
}

function suitSymbols() {
var body = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getBody();

replaceStringAndSetColor(body, “”, “♣”, “#32CD32”);
replaceStringAndSetColor(body, “”, “♦”, “#ffa500”);
replaceStringAndSetColor(body, “”, “♥”, “#ff0000”);
replaceStringAndSetColor(body, “”, “♠”, “#0000ff”);
}
Jan. 27
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thanks Erik. Anyone make any changes or improvements? Joe?
Jan. 27
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I've played this and like it but it does leak information about opener's hand to the opponents that they may not have had opposite a transfer 3NT sequence.
Jan. 26
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Partner and I have agreed to treat stiff ace or king of diamonds as two for opening purposes. I think I first read about Justin Lall recommending this. It helps partner evaluate better over a Precision 2 opener as he knows I don't have AK of diamonds as part of my hand values or controls if he is interested in slamming. I alert 1 as could be short and if asked explain that its usually two but could be stiff ace or king.

That being said, I think your opening NT range is relevant here. If playing 14-16, I think I'd seriously consider 1NT. If playing a weak NT, 1 looks perfect to me.
Jan. 26
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I have been playing that new suits are to play when partner denies the queen of the agreed suit for awhile now and I find it generally works very well. That being said, it was very nice of partner to have the J of clubs!
Jan. 26
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I like the idea Christopher. Thanks for posting all the problems.
Jan. 22
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Gavin recommends this system not be on after 1-1. I like that suggestion as it lets us play 2 of either minor natural to play.

If the 1 bidder has a 4+ card major playing Walsh style, they can bid 2M to create a game force.

BUT, what do we do with minor oriented hands that are either invitational or game forcing? Suggestions? Anyone know what Gavin recommends?
Jan. 22
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Rooms will open at the host hotel a day before the one night cancellation penalty goes into effect. DONT PANIC.
Jan. 17
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
It may well be worth getting the ACBL Patron membership just to avoid all these reservation problems and to guarantee the host hotel discounts.
Jan. 16
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
For at least the last two NABC's there has been no guaranteed bed type. You have been able to state a preference but they will not “guarantee” it. For San Francisco, I had to do some last minute begging to get my room switched to the double I requested.
Jan. 16
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
The Encyclopedia of Bridge has player profiles on its accompanying cd rom disk. It might have some of this information. I'd check but I no longer have a cd drive on any of my computers.
Jan. 16
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I'll admit I usually play transfers here over 2NT which may have biased me towards pass as I can't normally bid 3.
Jan. 10
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Better to bid the stiff so the NT hand that has not exactly described its shape can play the moysian when its right!
Jan. 5
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I think three spades followed by 4 spades if partner bids again, will make it clear I really have spades. I'm concerned that four spades direct could be misinterpreted easily.
Dec. 20, 2019
.

Bottom Home Top