[BLML] Do Alert rules need to change ? [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Gordon Rainsford gordonrainsford at btinternet.com
Mon Mar 19 18:22:38 CET 2012

Well, not everyone lies, and even if they do I'd ask them what feature 
of the hand led them to upgrade. There might be an occasional hand 
that's a plausible upgrade, but I don't think Jeff's concerns are really 
justified in practice.

Gordon Rainsford

On 19/03/2012 17:03, Henk Uijterwaal wrote:
> On 19/03/2012 17:59, Gordon Rainsford wrote:
>> On 19/03/2012 12:20, Jeff Easterson wrote:
>>> I don't like this. In some of the clubs I know there are pairs who vary
>>> the strength of their 1NT openings and one player occasionally forgets.
>>> He opens 1NT with 10-12 but the partner thinks it is 13-15 or stronger.
>>> (Depends on vulnerability or position, such as third hand).  This
>>> usually leads to a (deserved) bad score for them.  With the announcement
>>> they have insurance against this, there can be no misunderstanding.
>>> Ciao,  JE
>> Not really. In practice we don't see this sort of thing, but if we did
>> the players would be constrained by UI. So a player who opened a 12
>> point 1NT and heard a 13-15 announcement would be asked why he hadn't
>> accepted an invitation.
> Well, I guess he'd say that he upgraded his 12 count to 13, opened a 13-15
> 1NT (as expected) then rejected an invitation.
> Henk

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