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All comments by Narsingh D Agnish
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so, then which Monaco pair is out?
June 26
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These days when opponents pre-empt on any excuse (including a ragged 5-card suit), may be Fishbein should be played more often.
June 24
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I remember under-leading a King against a grand slam. The declarer promptly finessed the queen in the dummy. After the hand was over, I asked the declarer why she took a risky finesse when she had 13 tricks without the finesse. My partner chimed in: she was trying for an over trick!
June 11
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There was a time when you had to attend a Sectional to earn silver points; now you can earn them in your club (Stac). There was a time you had to attend a Regional to win red points; now you can win them at your club. There was a time you had to attend a National to earn gold points; now you can earn them in a Regional. Now, we have platinum points; wait and you will be able to win them in a regional.
June 9
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I like the “concept” of the stop card. In practice, very few people take the required 10 seconds whether you are using the STOP card or not.

One time, I tried a novel approach. “In 10 seconds, I'll be making a call at the three level in the lower ranking minor suit.” You notice that I did not mention the name of the suit. My LHO promptly passed. Well, so much for a novel approach.
June 7
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I play natural in minors (2 diamonds over 1 diamond opening and 2 clubs over 1 club opening as showing the bid minor). I was surprised to learn that both bids require alert. These days opening one club/one diamond on one or two cards seems to become the norm. In view of that, I would think that more players should play minor overcalls as natural.
May 12
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Congratulations. Too bad USA is not allowed an extra team.
May 11
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congratulations. A solid team effort.
May 7
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In our club (The Bridge Table), once the result is entered, only the percentage for the declaring side is shown; nothing else.
April 30
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Playing Lebensohl, I'll consider the south hand much more than minimum and bid three diamonds.
March 7
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The problem with opening one heart is that partner is going to pass with four diamonds to the Queen and couple of hearts. What exactly is wrong with opening 2 clubs and then bidding two hearts over expected 2 diamonds and next time bidding diamonds.
Feb. 27
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Was he the only one elected from the slate of six?
Feb. 17
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The WBF should review every single board played in the open pairs, making sure any and all errors are corrected before deciding on the final outcome (assuming they are willing to make any changes in the final standing). May be there are other errors which might make this discussion superfluous.
Sept. 24, 2016
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Why have any carry over? Start each morning with zero carry over. The logic is that many of the match points were won against weak opponents (defined as pairs who failed to qualify). This way you don't have to worry over what carry over score to give to drop-in pairs.
July 27, 2016
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Hi Alex, I well remember Mary Clarke. Good for her that she still plays at that age. Once in a while I visit the web site of Saskatoon Bridge Club and I don't find too many names I recognize. You, Mary Clarke, and Doug Schmeiser. I guess, members from my time (1965-1974) have gradually moved on. Can't help you with the continuation of that sentence … has been too long!
May 11, 2016
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Ah Mary Doupe. I remember her well even though I left Saskatoon in 1974. I played with her once or twice (and against, many many times). Once she made up her mind to bid, no body could stop her. She would keep on bidding until she won the contract. She was such a sweet person, came to the club early, started the coffee pot, and got the game going.
May 10, 2016
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I voted for Nickell even though they have had a lackluster performance for quite some time. As long as they get through the round robin and the first two rounds of head-to-head, they should at least get to the final.
May 5, 2016
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Yes, she offered me an adjusted score but I declined since it would not have made any difference to our score (we had a bad game, not helped by the ruling). As I look back, I should have accepted the adjusted score since it would have affected the final scores of many other pairs.
April 13, 2016
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At the end of the game, I stayed around and showed her the appropriate page from the law book. She read it about three times before agreeing with me. I shudder to think about all the other players who got a similar ruling and never challenged her.
April 13, 2016
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I used to be a regular at a certain New Jersey bridge club until I got this awful ruling. I revoked at some trick but did not win that trick. Neither I nor my partner win any subsequent trick. At the end of the play I admitted to my own revoke. Being a certified director I mentioned that since we never won any trick at or subsequent to the revoke, there is no penalty. The opponents called the director who awarded them one trick. I never played at that club again.
April 12, 2016
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