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Steve Willner
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June 14, 2013
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Live and play in Boston area.

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Soloway Jump Shifts
That's what I was asking: what specific later sequences or approaches do you use?
Unusual over unusual
Thanks for all the comments so far. More welcome. Some additional thoughts: 1. Richard Pavlicek's writeup is at http://www.rpbridge.net/7g71.htm 2. thoughts on _when_ U/U or ICB should apply are very helpful, and I'd like to see more. Obviously opps have to have ...
Soloway Jump Shifts
If you don't play some kind of SJS, how do you show a hand notably stronger than a minimum GF but not strong enough to bid above game?
What has partner got?
Playing online with a stranger, anything could be happening. With a familiar partner, I'd be 99% to guess right.
Buchwald on Bridge
"You always tell the taxi to wait when you visit the Louvre." Buchwald was a treasure. Thanks for reminding me.
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
What Tom suggests is the basis of "Dixon," which I think is the same as the "ACBL #2 defense." (In Dixon and #2, double includes strong hands, not only 13-15 balanced.)
Director Problem
Thanks, Gordon. The minute refers to Disciplinary Penalties. Is a standard Procedural Penalty still 10%, or was it changed, too? A DP of 20 or 25% seems about right to me, and some offenses deserve more. For ordinary carelessness such as going to the wrong table, something small enough not ...
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
After natural 2M, opps are likely in their best contract or at least a playable one. Reaching our own contract has to take priority. After 2, opps have given us an extra step. We can use it however we want, but announcing general strength is a good start. That ...
Bake Yourself a Multi Defence
That still seems low. I sometimes double with 5c in OM, but I wouldn't expect that to add much. I haven't kept records, but I'd guess my doubles are about 1/3 of interventions with another third to 2NT and the rest to suit overcalls (including jumps ...
Director Problem
The question, as I understood it, was not about playing poorly but about possibly villainous pairs arranging to play an extra board against a weak pair. I knew about the EBU change but don't understand why they thought it was good idea.
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