Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hunt Valley: Monday

For the Hunt Valley Regional (held this week just north of Baltimore, MD) Meg had a previous commitment for the first two days, so I get to try out a new partner for a few days. Mike Gill was nice enough to agree to join me. Mike is a great player and a heck of a nice guy. He's a grad student at the University of Maryland in astrophysics. He was also a member of the 2005 USA Junior Team in Sydney, Australia.

Mike and I had a couple of hours to cobble agreements together. Here's a few of the things we decided on.

14-16 notrumps, with extended Stayman and better-minor lebensohl
1H-2S and 1S-2N as a limit raise or better (with these responses)
3S relay over 2N
Semi-forcing notrumps over 1M
Fit-showing jumps in competition
Upside-down count and attitude with standard Smith echo
Snapdragon and Doorknob doubles and redoubles
Modified Landy over their notrumps (2C = majors, double of a strong NT = major/minor, all else natural)
Transfer McCabe
Exclusion Keycard
Non-serious 3NT
Modified responses to Michaels
Acol 3NT openings
Pass-double inversion
Bad/good 2NT

...and a few other fun things.

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