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February 2016 English Bridge

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PERMITTED

AGREEMENTS

ADDITIONS and amendments to permitted

methods take effect from August 1st and any

appli cations to change any thing need to be

received by the Laws and Ethics Committee by

the end of February.

If you wish to apply for approval of any

agreement not currently permitted, you should

send it by the end of February 2016 either

typed on A4 paper to the Secretary to the

Laws and Ethics Committee, EBU, Broad fjohn@ebu.co.ukicester Road, Aylesbury HP19 8AZ or by email

to John Pain, john@ebu.co.uk. You should

include a logical defence to any agreement and

how it is to be shown on the system card.

The Committee tend to look more favourably

on applica tions that are not especially difficult

to defend against.

given the opportunity. When dummy's ®8 held

Green was not minded to indulge in high-falutin'

technical plays in the trump suit - his finesse of the

queen lost to the king, but when the suit divided 32

he had his contract and 10 IMPs with it.

Not often does a side that can take eleven tricks

fail to bid beyond the one level, but not never either:

West North East South

Brock Green Myers Holland

Pass 2t1 Double2 2NT3

Pass 3® Pass 3´

Pass 4® Pass 5t

Pass Pass Pass

1 Weak 2 Also weak, though technically not supposed to be

3 Not weak

That was normal enough. This wasn't:

West North East South

Smith Dixon Crouch Anthias

Pass Pass 1™1 1´

3™2 Pass Pass Pass

1 You may think this is a typical third-seat opening, but I

assure you that Crouch would have opened it wherever he

had been sitting.

2 Pre-emptive.

South probably ought to have bid again in the

knowledge of short hearts opposite, but when he

didn't Cope scored 600 at one table and 140 at the

other for a 12 IMP gain. At the end of the eightboard

segment his team had taken the lead by 33

IMPs, and they never looked like losing it. r

N/S Game. Dealer West.

´ 5

™ Q

t K J 8 6 3 2

® Q 7 5 4 2

´ 10 8 6 ´ A Q 7 4

™ A J 7 6 ™ K 10 8 5 3

t 10 7 5 t 9

® J 9 6 ® 10 8 3

´ K J 9 3 2

™ 9 4 2

t A Q 4

® A K

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