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Alvin Bluthman
Alvin Bluthman
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July 23, 2012
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Artificial sandwich 1N
Cappelletti cues will address the issue raised in the initial post.
The Fallacy of Restricted Choice
Posters on this site have addressed the PRC (a bad name, and usually a bad explanation) on numerous previous occasions. I suggest that the doubters look up and read the previous discussions before posting their erroneous views. This will save everyone else here some time and effort,
First unpleasant experience of changed 2017 Laws
The number of players who, opportunistically, rely on partner's change of bid (whether or not with knowledge of partner's change of mind) to avoid bidding a defeatable slam cannot really be determined. But it is hard to justify drafting a law that gives them the opportunity. Laegivers must ...
First unpleasant experience of changed 2017 Laws
UI problems result from actions by LHOs. Of course, when you change your call, they are also permitted to change their call. But the side which changes may impermissibly seek to profit from it. Consider this RKC auction. Opener, who will later declare, bids 1, Responder raises to 2NT ...
First unpleasant experience of changed 2017 Laws
Many years ago, our lawgivers rejected the analogy to the chess rule, Touch. Move." (If y0ou touch the piece, without simultaneously announcing an adjustment, you must move it. For us, that would be, if the bid comes out of the bidding box, you have made that bid. Under that rule ...
Jumping & 3 level raise as GF Vs cheapest reverse,4th suit,cuebid as INV.
"art bids, cuebids, 4th suit forcing should show strong hands and natural bids should be non forcing." If the oppos never interfere, it really won't matter which way you play it, so long as there is a counterpart bid for each strength level of each distribution. When the oppos ...
Fahrenheit 4.51
Ice Nine is Vonnegut.
What is the meaning of this double?
Absent specific agreement otherwise, I am with the penalty doublers. As for those who think that this is about showing three hearts (in support of responder's suit), why didn't responder transfer, rather than use a form of Puppet Stayman? Could it be that opener and responder are working ...
Do I really need Last Train
6 goes down on a heart lead. By denying a heart control (in the East) you focus the defenders on leading that suit. Fortunately, East is minimum for his bidding do far, and they will (should) stop below slam, whether or not they use Last Train. Note that, if ...
Critique this auction
North should have bid 3 at his turn, to clarify that he holds a GF hand with three spades and four hearts. Although I agree that South might not have rebid hearts, I can see little harm in bidding 3 or 3 after showing his six spades ...
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