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  • Richard should be thanked on behalf of all those who have said "that movement seemed unfair". It appears that we have a mathematical proof.
  • I believe that 3ZC3, specifically "wafting", should be repealed and everyone be required to use a card from the box under each and every occasion it was their turn to bid. That is what I believe but I also know that it won't be. Therefore, the above…
  • Hi Vlad, Welcome to the club. I had an almost identical situation a couple of months ago, sought advice from these folk and was duly educated. Well done for following the desire for self-improvement.
  • If my memory serves me, it was this area that brought the Drury convention into disrepute; a third-in-hand opening bid acknowledged as "could be light" on the convention card with bidder's partner using 2C to ask "how good are you" - were there not …
  • This point came up during discussion at club recently. Increasingly, people are learning "bridge" without ever experiencing what an "Acol 2" bid was. Is it not the case that Standard English (or whatever the EBUTA calls its standard system) includes…
  • Just click on the NGS column header and it will be sorted for you.
  • I have a thought, way back in the recesses of my memory, that says "all discussion at the table shall be in English". Is this a false memory or was it once the case that English, at the table, was a requirement? It can't have been a law because th…
  • @Tag said: Is it possible that she missed the double? No, she admitted she didn't know she was supposed to alert in this sequence.
  • One evening this week, our opponents were playing "Benji" according to that single halfword abbreviation on the front of their scorecard. My LHO opened [Stop]2C and my RHO announced "Strong". As my RHO is an EBUTA-registered, practising Teacher, w…
  • We suffered from this at club this week. In order to know that he could cope with a Butler-scored event, our Scorer took the machines home and played around. When he kicked off the session on Monday evening, nothing seemed amiss until 7 minutes into…
  • You may gain some insight and avoid repetition if you can follow this link. If the link does not work, I apologise. https://www.ebu.co.uk/forum/discussion/comment/3678#Comment_3678
    in Revoke Comment by TawVale July 14
  • I was told off for "watching a table" when being TD.
    in Revoke Comment by TawVale July 14
  • Likewise, if you bid 4H and it is deemed insufficient; if you do not subsequently make it sufficient, partner is silenced throughout. This, too, must be reported to L&E as it is central heating.
  • I was called to a table, the caller was North. He said "a fourteen twelve problem" and pointed to East/West. I took East's hand, looked at it as I counted it (I had already played the board) and noted the 4-4-3-2 distribution. I placed East's hand…
  • Thanks, Barrie. I shall try that.
  • We've been through this before; I am prevented, by law, from asking about the 2C bid because I know what it means (they have done it often enough and I do understand some elements of Precision) so I cannot warn my partner that 2C shows Clubs. I can…
  • patricks - getting it wrong can depend on what is wrong. We have club members who play Precision Club. They open 2C which the EBU says is announced as "Intermediate". They disagree with the EBU, they alert it! This led to a situation whereby I d…
  • Interesting - just such a discussion has spread like wildfire around our local clubs. Initially, the phrasing was that "a change in the laws meant that you cannot leave your hand on the table to remind declarer they are in dummy". Twenty or so con…
  • Thanks, folks, you've put me right again.
  • At a GP event (Scarborough Summer) I was once on lead against a man (LHO) and a lady (RHO). She was so nervous that she did start to put down her hand as I led. We only managed to see the first two suits and, of course, it became a memory test for p…
  • My comments would be purely personal inasmuch as I have found the changeover to be too challenging for me. I would not admit to being a technophobe - I have a BSc in Physics and a BA in Computer Systems Technology and spent my working life of over …
  • Thanks to all.
  • ** [Name & original comment removed at contributor's request]** thanks, I'll suggest he tries that. Yes, it was the second week (of two) Swiss Teams and we'd had a team drop out after the first week. This is (I'm guessing) why he chose 49+ an…
  • Thanks all.
  • If I conducted a poll, without mentioning the (potential/presumed/denied) body language and 100% of my pooled folk bid on, can I use this in my decision to allow the actual result achieved at the table to stand?
  • P.S. thanks (again) Barrie
  • So, you can see how misleading the Blue Book can be if it takes someone as good as Barrie to explain it to me TWICE before I understand it.
  • Another "colleague" in another forum was talking about his Multi. I had read in Blue Book 8C2 that it should have a minimum strength of 4 points. When I pointed this out, I was told that only applied to Level 2. I would like to see Gordon's or Robi…
  • This is very similar to those Opponents who use an "Asptro" type 2C or 2D over my 1NT to show H and a minor or Spades and another then they follow it up with a VERY firmly placed 3C or 3D to show a single-suited minor; I have (almost verbatim) used…