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David Burn
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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.

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United Kingdom

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TGRs Young Chelsea
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dburn
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Post 17 Pachabo - Mr. A. E. Whitelaw addendum - Sunday 24th June 2018
And that was only Sandra Landy.
Opener's jump rebid of 3NT after a game forcing 2/1 response
I think many of us play 1NT-3NT as fast arrival. Moreover, as was demonstrated many years ago by Paul Chemla, the "deux paliers" approach is not without pitfalls. Forced to play this against his will in an Olympiad many years ago, he opened his major with his balanced 18. Over ...
Opener's jump rebid of 3NT after a game forcing 2/1 response
On the contrary - it should be an attempt to play in by far the most likely contract while giving partner a very good description in case he wants to attempt some unlikely one. Moreover, removing this hand type from lower calls actually saves bidding room.
Opener's jump rebid of 3NT after a game forcing 2/1 response
So could any other meaning. Minimum balanced 5-3-3-2 with a doubleton in partner's suit is fine.
Awkward fourth suit forcing auction
You mean sixty million Frenchmen can be wrong?
Who Will Direct the Directors?
Thanks - that is what I would have guessed, but of course you shouldn’t have to guess what the opponents play. I would have thought it would be almost second nature for the holder of the hand to give the same explanation, but oversights happen in the heat of competition ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
I had a private message from Sabine asking if I could understand the Estonian convention card in re 1-1 auctions. I replied that I could understand what was there, but nothing I could see in the disclosure helped me to understand [i]why[/i] 1 was the ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
“First, it's the partner, not the player holding the hand, who does the explaining (unless online, but we're not talking about that).” Screens, Ed.
Who Will Direct the Directors?
Er... tell 'em what you play? "He may of course have a balanced 15-17 - the poor guy is sometimes dealt them, which he regards as an insult to his creativity - but he can also have..."
What should the selectors do?
Wikipedia, which is invariably pretty quick to update its biographies should the subject of any of them die, still considers Peters alive (though very ill with Alzheimer's).
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