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DBL: minor one-suiter or majors
2M: M one-suiter
7 hours ago
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“Opener could bid this way with 5♦=4♣…”

FWIW, I could never be 5=4. YMMV
12 hours ago
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Comparable to allowing undo's if practicing on BBO…
13 hours ago
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At least you made 2
16 hours ago
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Especially with 2 available to find the better fit if responder is equal in the majors…at the cost of declarership (yes, that's a real word…not).
17 hours ago
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With screens?
22 hours ago
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After all the opponents have already each had a chance to enter the auction, how much more do they need to be “protected”?
Oct. 20
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Explain it? I can't, it makes no sense whatsoever. Lucky that partner didn't have a better hand?

BTW, a quick look at the book didn't tell me what the “normal” bid would be in Roman , maybe 1 followed by an asking bid?
Oct. 20
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“I've forgiven many such errors ‘in the field of battle’, generally asking myself ‘would this opponent forgive -me-?’”

If someone wants to forgive such errors all the time*, that seems fine to me. Quid pro quo? Not fine at all…to me. YMMV

*at least not opponent-specific
Oct. 20
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IIRC, the (main) complaint about Lancaster was inaccessibility. Gatlinburg has managed to overcome that.
Oct. 20
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No idea why it would be unethical or misleading.
Oct. 20
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“If a player discovers that he has not made the call he intended to make…”

As I read it, South made the call he intended to make, it was just for a different auction.
Oct. 20
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“More specifically, why should what is or is not written in a book be more authoritative about the actual agreements played by world-class players than the system notes reported in the official handbooks of each specific tournament?”

Well, for one, the players are listed as the authors of the book…
Oct. 20
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Last I checked, The Bridge World also carried it.
Oct. 19
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“If the board meeting had been held in Memphis, the ACBL would have had to pay for the Memphis meeting PLUS about $50K.”

Please explain.
Oct. 18
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Well, if they are being comped, paying their own way?
Oct. 18
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When people say “free” they typically mean “paid for somewhere else”.
Oct. 18
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FWIW, I was easily able to play while a college student and for a while after that. Not now…
Oct. 18
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Apparently OP thinks whatever 4 was so standard as to not mention what it meant. OTOH, I've heard of 4 artificial meanings (in addition to natural).
Oct. 18
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Still, one has to wonder what the board(s) and ACBL officials are doing as their part of solving this particular problem.
Oct. 18
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