[BLML] An incredible hand
p.j.m.smulders at home.nl
Wed Dec 6 12:32:03 CET 2017
>David Grabiner wrote:
>>Opening either 1H or 1S is a psyche, as it is a gross distortion of
>>strength. Therefore,either one is legal but is subject to whatever
>>rules apply to psyches. I don't know the rules in Belgium, but in the
>>ACBL, the rule would be that you cannot have an agreement on psyches,
>>and the director will rule against you if you may have fielded the
>>psyche (for example, responder fails to double the final contract when
>>it should go down if opener has a real bid).
>A real bid? What is more natural than, "I am certain of making six
>tricks in this suit, so I'm willing to risk bidding one".
Right. Bidding 1S is not a gross distortion of what you expect from
this hand. If that'is illegal in Belgium the local rules are in
conflict with the Laws.
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