[BLML] UI from perfect tempo [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Alain Gottcheiner agot at ulb.ac.be
Fri Sep 28 12:18:41 CEST 2012

Le 28/09/2012 11:36, Brian a écrit :
> On 09/28/2012 05:08 AM, Alain Gottcheiner wrote:
>> Le 26/09/2012 19:02, Brian a écrit :
>>> On 09/26/2012 12:18 PM, Alain Gottcheiner wrote:
>>> <...>
>>>> BTW, a raise in NT is the only artificial bid which I will refuse to
>>>> play till my last day, and when a new partner asks me why, I tell him
>>>> that it causes too many ethical problems.
>>>> In one former partnership, we were two fast bidders with good memory,
>>>> and Hans' story occurred a number of times, less the spasm.
>>> Given the popularity of four suited transfers (the variant where NT is
>>> a transfer to diamonds), you must think there are an awful lot of
>>> players out there who have ethical problems.
>> Sorry, i meant a raise to 3NT.
> Yes, as did I. At least in the (online) circles in which I play, four
> suited transfers over a strong 2NT opener are far from unknown.
OK, so the answer is to the positive : ethical problems ar ea big risk.

>> It remains to be decided whether one
>> can takeout 1NT 2NTa 3D to 3NT, given that the sequence is fairly
>> illogical.
> I have to disagree with that, too, I'm afraid. I'll send you the
> details off-list, as it's straying a bit far from the discussion.
How can you disagree with somebody who doesn't state anything 
affirmatively ? Did the word "whether" escape you ?

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