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I like playing that bids here show that suit and a higher suit and may include one of the opponents suits. That makes it a 2 bid for me. I also would have opened 1.
March 30, 2019
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Chess, Backgammon, Spades, Open Board Gaming.
March 28, 2019
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Then it seems Green Wouldn't! (referencing the above Spear post)
March 27, 2019
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I had about a 15 minute wait snagging an Uber this morning at 4:30 AM. I know I could have scheduled it ahead of time but I've had some bad experiences doing that.
March 26, 2019
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You might check out the Billy Miller Gizmos and Gadgets column in the December 2010 ACBL Bulletin where he describes Reverse Baze as a convention to handle this. I tried to post a link but the system doesn't like it.
March 20, 2019
Jonathan Cohn edited this comment March 20, 2019
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I have decided to call the director in these situations and let him know that Mr David Burn is my claims administrator and advocate. David, could you send me your phone number so I can have the director call you. “Sorry, if it was up to me, I'd give you the tricks but…I have turned over decision making in these situations to Mr. Burn”
March 14, 2019
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About 15 years ago I made a negative double at a sectional without 4-cards in the other major because I was stuck. My rho on the hand who subsequently misdefended it, still mentions it EVERY TIME I see her.
March 9, 2019
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Partner and I play 14-16 but regularly upgrade 16s that contain a 5-card suit and “look good”. We rarely upgrade 13s. Should we alert as 14-16 minus?
March 7, 2019
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Just so the posters know, these silly responses have made you lose a lot of currency with me.
March 5, 2019
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Andreas, is that linked to testosterone?
March 3, 2019
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The USCF also has about 85000 members a large percentage of whom are school age children. Many people find the rating system a disincentive to participate. I know one expert in Omaha who had his rating pop over 2000 and he won't play any rated chess for fear of it dropping back down.

Whether you like masterpoints or not, they encourage lots of people to participate in bridge activities. Many ACBL members may prefer not to know their actual Bridge “rating”.
Feb. 28, 2019
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Its a sad day when the WBF appears to care more about this than keeping cheaters out of the game. I'm glad some national organizations get some Olympic funds but I believe the overall cost is not worth the overall benefit. Let the Olympic dream die. Goodbye CAS. Goodbye drug testing. Goodbye cheaters. Hello Geir. Welcome back.
Feb. 28, 2019
Jonathan Cohn edited this comment Feb. 28, 2019
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Glad to hear some bridge players manage to have girlfriends.
Feb. 27, 2019
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Thanks Phil. :)
Jan. 10, 2019
ATB
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If south has shown 31(45) then I think North should shoulder the blame. If South has possibly shown 32(44) then no blame. I think this is a very tough hand as South may think 4 in a moysian is a very real necessity if North has no or a poor heart stopper. Think 4423 AQxx,xxxx,kx,Axx.
Jan. 8, 2019
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Then I think choice of game would be logical. Does he define the Q bid when the suit hasn't been bid and there has been a Q denial? I'll have to pull my book out of storage.
Jan. 7, 2019
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Without the Q of the fit suit, there is really no need for 6 new suit to be a third round control ask. Kantar recommended that after a Q ask and a denial that new 6 bids be to play. This auction is a little odd as it seems unlikely opener can have a strong unbid suit. Knowing some system info here could be helpful. Can opener have weak spades with strong clubs? Partner and I have the agreement that this 6 bid is to play, so I pass.
Jan. 7, 2019
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I like defenses that show known suits so partner can bounce effectively.
Jan. 5, 2019
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Alan, I understand your comment but sometimes it DOES matter. My daughter is so much more engaged, inspired, and interested when the heroine is female. I could see her being more responsive to a female pro than a male. I don't know why it changes the dynamic for her but it does. She is only nine but proudly wears a shirt that says “Girls Dominate”. In her mind she identifies with this group and “girl power.” My son doesn't seem to care about these gender dynamics at all.
Dec. 27, 2018
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Its hard to know what to do here without more system information. Do we not have any way to issue an invite with clubs? Do we have a non=forcing way to show long clubs? At imps I'll probably just bid 2 and hope it all works out.
Dec. 27, 2018
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