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Phil Clayton
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July 27, 2010
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United States of America

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Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
You don't need to play controls or 2 neg to play Kokish. Frankly it works best when you are bidding 2 as often as possible.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
NAP A pays platinums, not gold.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Yu my friend you have serious cajones saying this event is stronger than the Wagar. Naturally I agree with you, although if I came out and said it I'd be accused of being sexist.
Prealert? Nothing? Something else?
In practice, I post-alert things that my opponents would not even think to ask for. Otherwise, I'm like Yu - not my job to teach my opponents bridge.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Sure, but Greg, some people play against GIBs and some do not so it's dubious that a national championship should be decided on this particular skill. Transfers to 1 is a method, not a style and you aren't playing against them every round! In a GIB tourney ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Greg, I think what Jeff is saying is this: Let's say I live in Alaska. My only partners and opponents are members of the Inuit tribe called GIBs. All day long I play with them and I understand not only what their bids mean but also where they deviate ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
What Mike experienced is the concept of playing a dark pool of boards. You'll see some ridiculous scores in these things like +90 because some lucky stiff bids a bunch of slams/ games against some weak players. This is why IMPs is a joke with a dark pool. Matchpoints ...
Going over the convention card
The one time I played with my dad (a novice) I said "stayman and transfers ok"? Blank stare. OK, strong 2s and Blackwood? An enthusiastic YES and a head nod. We had 57% :)
Going over the convention card
- carding and leads including our power lead vs NT - defense over NT - what do our jump shifts mean - general approach. There's a few other things too that we probably won't get to, but if it's a good player, as the boards are hitting the table, I'll ...
Active Ethics; System Pre-Alerts
Many pre alerts just go over people's heads, and they fail to process whatever you are saying. The exception is a common pre-alert like a short club and transfers where a good pair will just need to quickly review their defense. A weak pair will be lost. Some pairs ...

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