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David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Country
United Kingdom

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TGRs Young Chelsea
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dburn
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Time to simplify the laws?
Beautifully phrased. People very often forget that quick actions are as illegally informative as slow ones.
Time to simplify the laws?
The counter-argument has been advanced either in this thread or some other: you can always force the opponent(s) to spend more time than you do when your play does not actually matter. Even Michael Rosenberg, the fairest player you'd meet in a day's march (or a week ...
ATB
Don't say I didn't warn you.
ATB
"David B. has indicated that 3C was forcing in the UK so I'll assume he's right." What should South have bid instead? Mind you, I don't really know what the cool school plays any more. And I have acquired over the years a healthy respect for the ...
BW Press Publishes When to Bid Notrump (And How to Play It)
I have already produced the sequel. It is called Always (and Quickly). There are no pages.
What's your plan
If I play low from dummy at trick one, how does East know to play the 9? After all, how would I have bid with AKJ AK 1043 AKQ92?
ATB
This wasn't "freely bid" - North had to bid something. Common in the UK is to play 2 as "forcing to suit agreement", so that neither partner can pass until they have both bid the same suit (or someone has bid 3NT).
ATB
4 was an underbid. So was passing it. North could bid 4 over 3, which ought to be a splinter. South didn't have a slam try if all North could do was bid 4, but ought to have bid game - this is well above a ...
Time to simplify the laws?
Not really. "Regular" chess has to be played at a certain speed. So does "regular" bridge, of course. The crucial difference is that in chess, both players get the same amount of time. This is fair. At bridge, both sides do not get the same amount of time, because the ...
Time to simplify the laws?
Don't see anything wrong with any of this. Of course, with teams scoring the penalty would be - 24 IMPs. And quite right too.
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