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Maybe North bid 2S because he thought 2D was a strong 2-bid, then came to his senses. 3 opponents - LHO, RHO, sometimes CHO.
23 hours ago
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Whiners whine, it's what they do.
23 hours ago
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The ACBL reminds me of a horse I used to bet on frequently by
the name of Talk, Talk, Talk. Unfortunately, for those pairs that do move right along in their pair games, I have never seen a TD dole out ANY penalty for slow play, in nearly 50 years of play.
Feb. 24
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I have never seen a pair play pass & pull below the 5-level, myself. Do you know of any literature or pair that plays such a device at the 2-level?
Feb. 23
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Bridge was more fun 50-60 years ago.
Feb. 23
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2D Game Forced us, Paul. Defending 2S is never an option. Defending 4S X'd perhaps, but never 2.
Feb. 23
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Light a match.
Feb. 22
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I wonder what Len might rate AQJ10xx as? What is the Ogust response for an “excellent” suit?
Feb. 21
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Betting this club holds no Fast Pairs events….
Feb. 18
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Different world here. Only realllllyy slow pairs I have encountered are in NABC pairs games.
Feb. 18
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If a person and/or team do not want results decided by slow play penalties, my suggestion is to speed up and play within the prescribed time limits. Seems a simple solution.
Feb. 18
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This long-time rubber bridge player avers that he has never encountered a hand that can not be solved in 5 minutes.
Feb. 17
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Agree, agree, agree Hank. Bridge organizations, especially the ACBL need not re-invent the wheel here. There are already Laws/rules on the books regarding slow play. All the director's need to do is ENFORCE. The tortoises will get the idea soon enough.
Feb. 16
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As one of all bridgedom's unluckiest opening leaders, I feel especially unqualified as to what the best opening lead should be.
Feb. 14
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Anyone know how Bird & Anthias would have led??

By the way, I have been in far worse 4 of a major contracts than this.
Feb. 14
David Corn edited this comment Feb. 14
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Zia would have led a Diamond??
Feb. 13
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Since I play much more, admittedly “small-time”, tournament golf these days, rather than bridge, imagine you have played 63 of the 72 holes of a golf tournament and find yourself 5 shots down with 9 holes to play. One thing to recognize is that for 3.5 days your opponent has likely been playing very well. It is my belief that you do not alter your game plan in any way. If he implodes, so be it. Don't leave your birdie putts short, of course, but also don't try to hit it 250 yards over water, when your max distance is 200 yards from that lie. Play your game. If it is your day, you will be rewarded.
Feb. 10
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The sad part is that the 2NT opener realized a windfall profit, so likely will continue his poor bidding habits.
Feb. 10
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K/S with a 12-14 HCP 1NT opening is an effective system as you many, many times play contracts from the different side of the table compared to the field. Sitting “with the cards” doesn't hurt, either.
Feb. 9
David Corn edited this comment Feb. 9
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I am not qualified to answer as I would never be in this situation.
Feb. 9
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