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@Nicholas – yes, and dont forget 0-0-4-9! :)
9 hours ago
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The obvious upside, to me, in opening bal 44 minors 1 is, if you lack stopper in one of the majors, and opps interfere, you can bid, for example:

1 - (2M) - neg-X - 3
and possibly
1 - (1M) - neg-X - 2

These get more awkward if you start 1.

Plus pard can sometimes compete easier, of course, when he has 4+support in s.
9 hours ago
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>“Balanced hands open 1♣ if out of range for anything else.”

You can chose to play that way, of course, but
what is the advantage of such approach?

And, again, :) —- what abt 5332? 1-opening, too?
9 hours ago
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>“west1d = diamonds(west) >= 4 && !(shape(west, 3244 + 2344))”

Isn't that a mistake?
You are excluding 4-4 minors from 1 — i.e. open 1 with 4-4 minors…?
17 hours ago
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Using 3NT as artificial slam-investigation seems useful.

Mostly, since the common meanings of 3NT-opening seem more of a liability than of value, anyways.
July 22
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definitely better on a deal where it is rightly, than one where it is wrongly :)
July 22
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Assumed 15-17, I guess…?
July 21
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@David Burn –

>“inability to bid clubs naturally following an opponent's modern (or ancient Polish) 1♣ opening is a significant IMP loser”

Are you thus suggesting that (1)-2 better be natural against 2+ 1-opening? What against 3+ 1-opening?
That “Painstaking analysis”… is that from your own experience, you mean?
Or anything published on this?

>“open 1♣ with all balanced hands that can't open 1/2NT”

What abt 5332, is that also a 1-opening?
July 21
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So then you were harmed by completely wrong explanation.
July 20
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>“Why are bugs ”inevitable?“ They should not happen in production software at all.”

I wish BBO hired you to fix their robots, Robin!

:)
July 20
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>“3nt ends all auctions”

How can that be, if pard is not a passed hand??
July 19
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>“My partner and I would like to implement Rusinow leads”

What is your reason/motivation for this in the first place?
July 19
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The crucial thing seems to be… what were their actual AGREEMENT?

Did North forget it, or did South forget it?
July 19
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>“vul its lead directing (ask for a club lead in this case)”

why club lead specifically?
What's the logic/rationale for that?
July 19
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>“I think”

Does reading your own mind count as mind-reading, though? :)
July 18
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>“they can choose to bid on or double, whichever is best for them”

seems like the best reason for bidding here,
would be “hope they keep bidding, when they should've doubled”,
though —– try to look like you are void in s
;)
July 18
Stefan Olausson edited this comment July 18
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Non-vuln against what?

EDIT: maybe it's “None vuln”… oh, well….
July 18
Stefan Olausson edited this comment July 18
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OK ….

The whole difference might be… (I think) there is never any UI in poker :)
July 18
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>“Law 16A3: ”No player may base a call or play on other information…"

Just noted, in the 2017 Laws, both this para-number as well as that sentence seem to be gone…
July 18
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>“This tool is for articles, not comments.”

I also think it would be good to have all the same tools/formatting/etc available for comments, as for the OP.

To me, the tools are for making the post more readable, and that seems just as valid objective for comments as for the OP.

On BBO forums, for example, by default they use a “trimmed down” editor for comments, but also have a button to switch to “Full editor”.
I think that is a useful feature.
July 17
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