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Steve Willner
Steve Willner
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June 14, 2013
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about me

Live and play in Boston area.

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United States of America

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One "Big Idea" - Ratings
Unless it just changed, the contestant in a team event is a whole team. What "contestant" has to do with a rating system is a mystery to me. If a given pair play only as partners, they will have to have the same rating, but that's not a problem ...
Small Ideas regarding ACBL NAP qualification
I thought NABCs have four nations. (Of course players from many more than that show up.)
Forcing or Not?
After discussion, your partnership _might_ agree to play this 3 as non-forcing. (All strong hands with would have to start 1.) Without discussion, I'm never passing 3.
Steve Willner's bidding problem: K87 KJ4 AJ3 AK97
I should have added to the above that your best contract is 2x, but you can't get there from here.
Road to the GNT Final Four R8 Q2
I played TOSR with natural bidding instead of the reverse relays. I thought the natural bidding by an unbalanced 1 opener was a weakness of the system, but maybe (quite likely!) our natural bidding was just bad. There's probably not much in it either way, but it would ...
Road to the GNT Final Four R8 Q2
I'm surprised by the two comments above. To me, the double only says that 4 was bid to make, not as a save or two-way action. If South is sure he wants to defend, he has to pass and take an undoubled plus, which will be fine if ...
Steve Willner's bidding problem: K87 KJ4 AJ3 AK97
Thanks for votes and comments. I'm surprised there is so little support for 3. Sure, K is devalued, but the hand is still pretty good. This is why I asked, though, so I've learned something. On the actual deal, it's not at all clear what contract ...
Question from Opponent after Dummy comes down
Spades and diamonds. I'd be more concerned about those than clubs. It would have been better to ask before dummy came down, but there's nothing wrong in asking later at trick one. Singling out a particular suit gives UI to partner. That's not necessarily an infraction (though ...
Looking for advice on pass/double inversion
Isn't one of the virtues of PDI that it is better when the situation -- forcing or non-forcing -- is unclear?
Question from Opponent after Dummy comes down
"What do we know about declarer's distribution?" would have been a proper question. Singling out a particular suit is a bad idea.
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