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Same reason baseball players care about their hits, home rns, batting average, etc. As flawed as it is, it give people a feeling of accomplishment.
39 minutes ago
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Ed, I totally agree with your response!
Aug. 21
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Redonkulous, my new word of the day. Have to work into my conversation at the bridge club in a little. “That play was rednkulous partner.”
Aug. 16
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It appears as though the following could theoretically be contradictory

For knockouts with more than one bracket, the Yellow Chart is used in most brackets with these exceptions:
Red Chart - Top bracket (regardless of the team masterpoint holdings) and any other bracket where the lowest team has 8000+ masterpoints
White Chart - Any bracket where the highest team has less than 1000 masterpoints

May never, but suppose there are two brackets, 0-500 and 501-2000
Furthermore, suppose the team in the top bracket with the most points has only 999
Aug. 14
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I have a Precision Latex card which I have shard with a couple of people. If your interested, let me know.
Aug. 9
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Would never bid 3. With that forced on me, I now pass.
Aug. 8
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No alert required.
Aug. 5
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Yes, the method is very playable. Note he audience it is aimed for. It is simple and consistent with 2-way checkback over 1NT.
Aug. 3
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Thanks Jeff. I missed the “Responses and Later Calls” section.
Aug. 2
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Both the Red and Yellow Chart say

Note: Almost all agreements are allowed beginning with Responder’s initial action.

How do you determine if something is not one of the “almost all”?
Aug. 2
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Componentization is a seductive software development practice. Simply put, software componentization is when you break your software system down into smaller easily identifiable pieces that have well-defined interfaces – and you do this in a specific way (i.e. by following a component model).
Aug. 1
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Don't think Multi will allowed in pairs.
July 31
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Here is my attempted rewrite of the intro
“A PURELY DESTRUCTIVE BID is a bid that fails to satisfy each and every of the following (i.e. if it satisfies any of the following it is NOT purely destructive.”
July 31
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The diagram has East declaring 4.
July 31
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While I think the proposals look good overall, 17. Is a disaster and needs to be rewritten so that it is intelligible.
July 31
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From the Red Chart under disallowed

7. In segments of fewer than 6 boards, an Artificial opening Preempt below 3NT that does not show at least one known suit.

This appears to rule out Multi in pair events.
July 31
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Yes
July 31
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24. “Encrypted Signal”: An encrypted signal is one where the ordering of the cards for the signal is dependent on information known only to the defenders. It is not an encrypted signal to have the type of signal (attitude, count, suit preference) dependent on information known only to the defenders.
July 31
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That is already true. This is from the current GCC.

Dual-message carding strategies are not approved except on each defender’s first discard. Except for the first discard only right-side-up or upside-down card ordering strategies are approved. Encrypted signals are not approved. In addition, a pair may be prohibited from playing any method (such as suit preference systems at trick one), when they are deemed to be playing it in a manner which is not compatible with the maintenance of proper tempo (much like dual message signals). This decision may be appealed to the tournament committee.
July 30
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Yes. It looks pretty good. And maybe the final will be even better.
July 30
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