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Insufficient bid EBU

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Posted 2017-October-16, 11:50

View Postbarmar, on 2017-October-16, 09:03, said:

No you didn't. The direction the Laws have been moving in regarding IB and BOOT is to try to get a normal bridge result, not penalizing the player for the slip, and I agree with this intent. As long as partner doesn't take advantage of UI, while the withdrawn call is AI to the opponents, why should partner be barred all the time? Making the IBer guess the final contract feels like an overly severe punishment, and the Lawmakers apparently agree.


Maybe next time he will choose a legal bid. There is no reason to bid illegally, ever, so why should such a lawbreaker avoid punishment? Overly severe? No, that would be something like automatic 60/30. Although I would not disapprove.

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Posted 2017-October-17, 08:45

View PostVampyr, on 2017-October-16, 11:50, said:

Maybe next time he will choose a legal bid.

The Laws have specified harsh punishment for insufficient bids for generations. Yet they still happen frequently. Obviously they're not working as a deterrent, and there's no reason to think that making them harsher will improve things.

So they're trying the opposite tactic of "no harm, no foul".

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