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Thank you KIT. One question for you is that you lumped in RKC with suits that get doubled. I assume that your description above is a bit different if the artificial asking bid is 4NT… did you imply in your answer D0P1 in that case?
Sept. 15, 2017
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Very pretty Barry. For readers wishing to look this hand up, it is hand 5 from the Monday afternoon common game. There was another gem in the same set of boards; hand number 18 was typically played by East in three no-Trump, making 7 after the lead of the Q on a non-simultaneous double squeeze.
Sept. 13, 2017
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Christina Madsen's suggestion of 11 am and 4 pm sounds wonderful to me, but I am thinking as a full-time attendee (I voted for 10:30 and 3:30). It seems certain that local, commuting, attendees would be severely inconvenienced by such a schedule as it would lock up much of the day.
However, it certainly could be made the schedule of NABC+ events whose participants are likely to be national full-timers.
Aug. 30, 2017
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Many years ago I made an admittedly snarky comment about start times. For the cities with vibrant night-life, you know which ones those are, but say NYC, Chicago, Montreal, opt for the early schedule; else the traditional one. Unlike that original comment, I will not give an illustration of a central city dead from the evening up.
Aug. 27, 2017
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thanks. two really interesting boards from this match were Board 22, where a ruffing squeeze allowed ten tricks to be made at one table and was missed at the other leading to a game swing, and a 6 contract that was missed when Pepsi did not show 2 KC + void leading to a slam swing. (Sorry for missing the complete discussion earlier)
Aug. 19, 2017
Mike Lipkin edited this comment Aug. 19, 2017
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I have no axe to grind. But I am curious what the general view of the community is about allowing day two drop-ins. Any comments?
July 29, 2017
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David Gurvich and I play “Cincinnati carding” in which 3-card holdings are disambiguated as follows: xxx, lead high; 9xx, txx, jxx, lead mud; Hxx lead third. This is possible in conjunction with low from 2 little. We have had pretty clear defensive understanding.
The leads are due to Jerry Fink and Judy Cohen and discussed in “Power Defensive Carding”.
June 9, 2017
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Agree. Often I will do that, but your point is very good.
June 2, 2017
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I was playing with a student against an expert. Knowing (with high likelihood) that he would be unlikely to duck, I did go up K. Unfortunately my opponent was an expert and he dropped partner's Q on the next round!
June 2, 2017
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well, this comment is only conditionally true. it may not be possible for East to give unambiguous count. let's compromise and say the odds are slightly less than 3:1.
June 1, 2017
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I think it just as well that they play overtly on BBO as they could obviously play anonymously. At least you will know who is willing to play with them….
May 2, 2017
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It seemed that an ideal situation arose when the Mixed Trials for Poland were essentially a continuation in venue and time of the DC nationals. I suspect that having the trials subsequent to the Spring Nationals, in the same town, might be a way to attract more teams.
April 5, 2017
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Furthermore, the court implied that monetary damages could be gotten by the plaintiffs. I believe this goes straight to the issue I raised in a previous post. Of course this is a horrible ruling, but if the bridge federation doesn't change procedures for accepting entries they may continue to be liable in the future.
April 3, 2017
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I trust this jingoistic, head-in-the-sand attempt to withdraw from the world and build a 30-foot orange barrier to foreign bridge expertise is a bad and in poor taste April Fool's joke.
April 1, 2017
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Will the appellate work also be inexpensive? I appreciate your comment Mike, but I don't want it to subtract from the idea that the entry seller should own the rights to participation.
March 31, 2017
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There is a huge downside to this decision: the German bridge federation will have large legal expenses. Similar problems have possibly been responsible for past ACBL inaction. It is imperative that entries specify legal disclaimers which allow participation solely (barring discrimination) at the organizer's discretion.
March 31, 2017
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RIP John.
March 25, 2017
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FWIW. After reading a book on Regres in the early 1990's, I modified the original Polish Beta (forcing pass) system to include 8-12 openings and a forcing (13+) 1 opening. I subsequently played it for approximately 10 years with Jesus Arias and Mark Ospeck. Our best results were many (>10) regional wins, and a middle overall in the 3-day National Life Master Pairs.
As modified the system was fully GCC compliant.
Jan. 26, 2017
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