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C3 System Notes:

1 - 1NT - 2 - 3 = 6 + 5
1 - 1NT - 2 - 3 = 6 + 5
1 - 1NT - 2 - 3NT = 6 + 6

Copious Canape Club System Notes (not on the Internet)

Ultra Relay has 6-5 and 6-6 Major hands in the 1 - 1M response structure.
Www.bridgewithdan.com/systems/Ultra.pdf
Pages 17 & 24.
5 hours ago
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www.bridgewithdan.com/systems/Ultra.pdf

pages 30-31, this scheme includes 5-5 minors.

I have another scheme that keeps the 5-5 minors out of 2 and thus 5-4 and 6-4 are more easily shown and 5-5 minors are shown at 3.

PM for these notes.
May 19
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We don't play it anymore as the memory requirement is substantial. However, 4-cd major positive transfers are still my favorite system design. Experience was very good. And this design allowed one or both minors (not 5-5) to be in the 2 positive response.

Now-a-days I am experimenting with non-positive transfers to 4-cd majors at the one level for match point pairs to avoid 1NT contracts when responder is very weak.
May 19
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Thanks Steve. I have been playing the 1NT response for several years now and rarely wrong side a major suit contract.

I also played several years ago transfers to 4-cd majors as G.F. 1 - 2 was one or both minors without a 4-cd major and 1 -2 was Rodwell's balanced 8-10 hcp hand. PM me for notes.
May 17
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They are USA1 for the Bermuda Bowl
May 13
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Abstained: It depends on your agreements. Years ago playing Brozel, my partner doubled a 15-17 NT (1-suited, good suit) and I passed with a balanced 8 count. +500 for a top.
May 12
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Greg, interesting.
I am also a writer: I record the bidding (since we play an artificial system, yes our games have hand records) and the opening lead. However, the great majority of the time this is done during the auction and just after the opening lead. At the end of the hand (before looking at the next hand) I evaluate the result (2,1,0) and if there is a point of interest, then * the board number. After mid-May I will be looking at the videos also.
May 3
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Thanks.
May 2
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Really Adam, and I had dinner with you at Memphis. :(
May 1
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NOTHING!

Gatlinburg 2019 data reflects what is happening throughout the ACBL tournament field with rare exceptions.

7143 tables, down 12%, 2820 players winning MP, down 12%, 47,307 mp awarded, down 13%.

Don't forget Memphis NABC was just 4 weeks ago (9644 tables).

However, Gatlingburg 2018 figures were up 2.2% (8109 tables).
April 29
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Also authored by Don Laycock (who I partnered last week) and John Hodges.
April 16
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“I could no more play BLue Club … than fly.” I played Blue Club last year at the Atlanta NABC and while I did not like responder's canapes, we did not run into any problems in 10 sessions of bridge.

Previously I played a Fantune version with modified 2-bids again with no major problems over one year.
April 16
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Page 17, #2: 1 X p ? Playing Herbert negatives (to takeout doubles), modified: East could bid 1NT = 6+ hcp and 4s (replacement bid) as several of my partnerships have played responses to a Power Double (15+ hcp, any distribution) for several years now.

Edited: 4/16/19 This modification is NOT part of The Overcall Structure. But, it is described in BFUN, Bridge For the UNbalanced, Kevin Cadmus, 2015.
April 15
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Goldman said he would outlaw Attack at pairs. I played it for a season at all vulnerabilities.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.games.bridge/rNRZHbfN1Dk
April 9
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1 - 2 is now any 5-5 in some versions of Meckwell. I played it in 2017.

Now I include 5-5 hands in 1 - 1NT.
April 6
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NT defenses have evolved to such a high level that sometimes opponents can find a fit over 1NT that they might not find over a suit opening. Just saying …
April 6
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I play Precision with an artificial 1 opening that promises at least one 4-card major (The Diamond Major by Peter John Oakley). This was and still is ACBL legal in Open / Open+ category.
April 3
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9644 tables

I drove and stayed in the host hotel, 20%.
April 2
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Slam auctions frequently are not in tempo and this is to be expected. Nothing admiss here IMHO.
March 31
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