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I'm delighted that RP has spoken, whatever he means:)
7 hours ago
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ED: Quite true, but some “younger” players don't know that; I know some that think Hardy invented 2/1.

Yours for more and better bridge history :)

PS: Max didn't mind if some thought he was the creator.
7 hours ago
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Even though my adamant view is that a convicted cheater should be barred forever from a sanctioned bridge game, I have to concede that Michael's more temperate views are well-expressed and reasonable.
7 hours ago
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Brian, I for one have no problem about the length of your response.

With that in mind, I hope you'll peruse this lengthy post and comments on BW, made about 16 months ago.

https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/controlled-psych-legal-beagles-please/

(Perhaps “psychic control” rather than “controlled psych” might have been a better choice of words. But it doesn't really matter.)

I pass this on for the purpose of commenting that, imo and I gather for many, that the issue is not “settled.”

(PS: Of course, virtually nothing is ever concluded or settled or BW :)
7 hours ago
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Sure :)
8 hours ago
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Hardy had nothing to do with it, but I guess that's a reasonably apt statement.
9 hours ago
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Ah Ed, you're too much a hip dude for me!
9 hours ago
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Thanks Ray, I am/was also unaware unaware of rolfing but Ed R. used the word ROFL!

What's that? I don't think I live under a rock :)
11 hours ago
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Craig, I don't doubt that but many, many locales have people that are used to play a lot of bridge. Is Denver attracting more newer players and/or stimulating former players?
12 hours ago
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I now see I trashed it. I'll write it off to something like “we're partnering” which I view as a most unfortunate phrase in today's business communication practices.

Not always a curmudgeon :)
12 hours ago
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no e-mail to me; maybe it went to spam.
13 hours ago
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Dave, other than no probably no comp and probably great promotion, what do you attribute this to?
13 hours ago
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Brian,
It seems to that your methods are designed to be controlled psychs. If so, not compatible with your number 4.
13 hours ago
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Coralville Iowa of course hoped for more – but the admin folks were not disappointed and were pleased with the general response of the players.
14 hours ago
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The Windy City regional in July was the first in the city limits in many a year. I see where another is scheduled for June 2019. (Tough daily commute for most who live within metro area.)

http://tournaments.acbl.org/
14 hours ago
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Ed: is that something like ignorance is bliss?
btw, “ROFL!”?
14 hours ago
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I recall that one of our valued members has noted that he may opt to open 1C with an appropriate 14-count.
19 hours ago
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Yes, but what is a significant number?

Surely, many of us would like an announcement to be required if 1M could be a 4-bagger. But doesn't this open up a can of worms?

I'd prefer a copy of “their” card in front of me or a written pre-alert card that notes specified deviations from expected practices.
July 16
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In my view, the above is an important post, as are many that deal with the UI issue.

(This includes a few of of my own, a couple of which have been ridiculed by some; imo, often most unfairly and without proper consideration – and, may I say, with “herd” and often vicious thrust. But that's another matter for another time.)

ACBL officials are cognizant of this particular problem. This link from the website (2013, author not clearly identified) is evidence of it.

http://cdn.acbl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Hesitations-Failures-to-Alert-and-Misinformation1.pdf

It includes one reference: NABC Case Studies. UI predominates. Worth perusing. Loaded with UI – I wonder how many different varieties of UI we have in addition to Reflected UI that Max has identified.

The ACBL statement is probably helpful. But in my view it doesn't go far enough. Should the law commission dig further into the complexities of the various laws that refer to UI and make murky or implicit matters explicit?

Or, As has been mentioned, maybe the answer to some dilemmas is that there is no answer; if so, should an attempt be made to craft an answer in the regs or acknowledge that there is no answer?
July 16
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Good post.
Btw, I like Steve's profile.
I, too, as a beginner, learned 2/1 at the old Wild Whist.
I don't have a good answer to the question “as to have many…”
I often regret that I wasn't into a big club early on.
It seems to me that some top-level players are departing from the big club norm.
July 16
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