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

Alain Gottcheiner agot at ulb.ac.be
Tue Mar 20 14:43:12 CET 2012

Le 19/03/2012 18:22, Gordon Rainsford a écrit :
> 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.
AG : change the example to 12-14 announced as 14-16, and the problem 

> 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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