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The strong Players knowadays tend to bis on rubbish, I‘d even consider playing Fishbein
Sept. 20
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If I were to change my system after each bad result, I‘d soon don‘t know what we are playing. I’m not saying that our system is etched in stone, the contrary is true. Penalty-X plus leb is perfectly reasonable.
Sept. 20
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„They are weak players“ Barry tells us. How about this: 1) we have at most 25hcp, 3N is not possible, 2) I don‘t have a major and neither has pard, 4M is impossible, 3) I have no aces 5 is impossible, ergo 2 is a good contract. „They are nice people“ Barry tells us. I would tell them that if pard takes a lot of time before making a call, one should be careful not to be influenced by his thinking. But if they arel weak players who are already playing for a long time, I wouldn't bother.
Sept. 19
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Ray, I‘m not so sure if lay juries are a good idea.
Sept. 19
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They should substract 1 point for a stiff king but even then there are 12 left and we have come a few days away from the Goren area. Furthermore they should add 1 for a decent 5crd (my rule: containing 3+hcp. Later you can teach them even better evaluation methods (Danny Kleinman for me). @Bill, I would open with a small .
Sept. 18
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I don‘t know if it‘s legal or not, but if your assumption is correct, I don’t like it. In situations like this pard and I fold our cards together and place them at the table.
Sept. 17
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What else do you want to forbid? Personally I wouldn’t open 2 with Michaels‘ hand, but I don’t mind as long as it‘s properly explained. Does your 2 have a build in guarantee that opps can‘t have a game?
Sept. 16
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Easy
Sept. 16
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„Why is it illegal?“ Not everywhere, but they have some funny regulations to protect the innocent in ACBL-land. The majority of us Bridgewinners plays there.
Sept. 15
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Michael, 1) it‘s inconceivable that your 1 will be passed out 2) you can open 4 (or 4 or 3N).
Sept. 14
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Two-suiters are awkward if you have to start with 2. My suggestion: don‘t open 2 with a real 2-suiter. 2 is either a WT in or any strong 2-suiter. I can send the follow-ups to 2 (including competitive bidding!) by private mail.
Sept. 14
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„This seems all wrong.“ is a very friendly comment. I‘d call Haralds comment…
Sept. 14
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Even the janitor and the kibitzer at the other end of the room do not need any information whatsoever to know that there was a bidding misunderstanding.
Sept. 14
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Kit, did 2 set ? If yes, how would you switch to if pard has Q in stead of Q. If no, why is 6 s/o and not the next relay?
Sept. 10
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Craig that gives W 5-4, surely s/he would have another bid then 3 for that holding.
Sept. 7
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I‘m an optimist and play E for 2461, if are 4-1 I lose anyway. E doesn‘t lead his singleton because it‘s the A.
Sept. 7
Ronald Kalf edited this comment Sept. 7
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A bit more optimism please.
Sept. 7
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are probably 6-4 and 4-3. E is more likely to hold 4crd then W. That gives E 10 red cards. Any length is bound to be with W. I‘d have played to J and run J.
Sept. 7
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Jyri, I‘ve never played that, so I can‘t comment that, but I do believe you. I‘m talking about a natural 5crd M system. Polish can also avoid the problems that I have mentioned above, but even playing Polish I prefer a WNT.
Sept. 5
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No matter how you play it, either your single raise has a large range or your jump raise will get you uncomfortably high if responder is minimum or you will have to pass a lot of 1m-openings.
Sept. 5
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