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No Gerben, they want you to keep your convention card thing (some form of folder with lots of other convention cards and score sheets) on your lap. Welcome to US lol.
April 14
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UNC is not even in the list. Also no Penn or Stanford. Just crazy.
April 6
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LOL - believe me or not, I never had a chance to psyche after Multi opening in an ACBL game. Probably wouldn't have risked it, given how much TDs hate solving a Multi hand.

But so many times opponents take advantage of things like 2D P 2S X = spades when they don't look at the notes (would be t/o when they look at the defense). You call TD, you gain nothing because it is like s/he doesn't even want to hear about it - so much effort.
March 31
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You are missing the point. Multi and risk free psyching combination does not mean that I should get ruled against when I am playing Multi.
March 31
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Like your arguments are so not related to Multi. I also can be playing some transfers or some weird wide-range raises or some relays with weak or strong meanings which I would know the details and you may have no clue as an opponent.
March 31
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I may agree with the risk free psyche part, but I think Multi issues are not related to risk free psyches.
March 31
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LOL, 2 p 3 is a specific psyche, Mike - I don't think it is an auction where we can reach generalizable conclusions about Multi. With the suggested defense (or your own defense), you should be able to figure out what happens after 2 95% of the time, it is nothing special.

The good thing, most of the time except a few final days of NABC+ events, you can use look at your notes at the table (or choose not to) etc. and convey lots of info intentional or not. Also, if you cannot figure out and get damaged, believe me that the TD (except a few very high level ones) will help you, because they certainly have no sympathy for Multi.
March 31
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Agreed. Two possible cases are very common in the USA when the hand is tricky, especially in the no-screen rounds:

1- Opponents use the sheets (or not), figure out the situation much better than one can do - using/not using sheets “wisely”, adjusting tempo etc. TD never listens to Multi pair.

2- Opponents get confused, or they make a bad bid. Then they call TD and s/he always saves them.

(based on around 5-10 calls I made/opps made, plus some incidents I heard)
March 31
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@Jim, I am sure we can create some lighter and potentially more portable screens - it is 2019.
March 29
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No screens is just not bridge:)
March 27
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@Richard - give the first video a chance.
March 27
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https://modu.ssri.duke.edu/module/introduction-causal-inference
For people who are interested in basic mechanics of causal inference.
March 26
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The number of police stations actually increases the crime rate :)
March 25
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If passed, it comes 2S P 3S P / P to you.
Nov. 17, 2018
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Depends on style. American bridge, this is forcing since people tend to bid 2H with minimum 6/4s. Italian bridge, you bid your 4-card suit in the second opportunity, so this shows minimum 6/4.
Oct. 8, 2018
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Not only any form of scoring but also any trick taking game:)
Oct. 3, 2018
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There was a break in tempo over 3H bid, and this hand bidded 4S over 3S. I was just checking if anybody would bid 4S and nobody did.
Of course, overcall was made with AQ10xxx QJx x xxx and the contract was just made given the favorable location of honors.
Sept. 28, 2018
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Sorry I meant South's redouble.
Sept. 22, 2018
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No idea what you are talking about. It took me like 10 seconds to find BBO name, another 10 seconds to find the hand records of your last two days and the hand you are talking about, another 10 seconds to list all hands this pair played within last month. I have no idea about any parties involved.

Looking at multiple deals, I certainly think that this pair is doing random things:

1) A hand they played against you, 4H-3 with a 4-2 fit..
http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?bbo=y&lin=pn|bhaskar201,cookieho,dsamant,medwards|st%7C%7Cmd%7C1S5H347KD78TC26TKA%2CSTQH589TD3469C3JQ%2CS246JKAH6AD2QC479%2C%7Crh%7C%7Cah%7CBoard%203%7Csv%7Ce%7Cmb%7C1C%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cmb%7C2S%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cmb%7C3H%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cmb%7C4H%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cpc%7CCQ%7Cpc%7CC4%7Cpc%7CC5%7Cpc%7CCA%7Cpc%7CH3%7Cpc%7CH5%7Cpc%7CHA%7Cpc%7CH2%7Cpc%7CH6%7Cpc%7CHJ%7Cpc%7CHK%7Cpc%7CH8%7Cpc%7CH4%7Cpc%7CH9%7Cpc%7CS2%7Cpc%7CHQ%7Cpc%7CDA%7Cpc%7CD7%7Cpc%7CD3%7Cpc%7CD2%7Cpc%7CDK%7Cpc%7CD8%7Cpc%7CD4%7Cpc%7CDQ%7Cpc%7CDJ%7Cpc%7CDT%7Cpc%7CD6%7Cpc%7CS4%7Cpc%7CD5%7Cpc%7CH7%7Cpc%7CD9%7Cpc%7CS6%7Cpc%7CC2%7Cpc%7CCJ%7Cpc%7CC7%7Cpc%7CC8%7Cpc%7CC3%7Cpc%7CC9%7Cpc%7CS3%7Cpc%7CCT%7Cpc%7CCK%7Cpc%7CHT%7Cpc%7CSJ%7Cpc%7CS7%7Cpc%7CST%7Cpc%7CSA%7Cpc%7CS8%7Cpc%7CS5%7Cpc%7CSK%7Cpc%7CS9%7Cpc%7CC6%7Cpc%7CSQ%7C

2) A similar hand they opened with a non-opening hand..
http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?bbo=y&lin=pn|Tonytv1,bhaskar201,lil%2030,dsamant|st%7C%7Cmd%7C2S58H3AD2569TKAC45%2CS46TH467TJKD34C29%2CS39JAH25QD7JQCTJA%2C%7Crh%7C%7Cah%7CBoard%204%7Csv%7Cb%7Cmb%7C1H%7Cmb%7C1N%7Cmb%7C2C%7Cmb%7C3D%7Can%7Cplay%20%21D%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cmb%7Cp%7Cpc%7CC9%7Cpc%7CCT%7Cpc%7CCQ%7Cpc%7CC4%7Cpc%7CH9%7Cpc%7CH3%7Cpc%7CHK%7Cpc%7CH2%7Cpc%7CC2%7Cpc%7CCA%7Cpc%7CC3%7Cpc%7CC5%7Cpc%7CD7%7Cpc%7CD8%7Cpc%7CDA%7Cpc%7CD3%7Cpc%7CHA%7Cpc%7CH4%7Cpc%7CH5%7Cpc%7CH8%7Cpc%7CD6%7Cpc%7CD4%7Cpc%7CDJ%7Cpc%7CC6%7Cpc%7CHQ%7Cpc%7CS2%7Cpc%7CS5%7Cpc%7CH6%7Cmc%7C11%7C

3) They do so many random things (opening 1NTs with 13s or 18s, bidding their suits randomly without any strength requirements - includes opening bids, competition, and reverses etc.) They often play the wrong contract, and their declarer plays are really weak.

However, this much randomness is of course not good for the field. So I suggest you to report this pair to ACBL. Since all ACBL members playing online have their bbo name connected to their ACBL numbers, I don't think that it will be a problem to find these people.
Aug. 20, 2018
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