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TOSR on top in USBC mixed finals...

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Posted 2024-May-18, 15:03

Congratulations to the Zhang team, and it was great to see a TOSR pair (Daniel Korbel and Sylvia Shi) come out on top.
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Posted 2024-May-21, 19:10

I get the SR part, though they only play relay after 1, which in my view is hardly worth the effort.

There is a loose connection to Mark Abraham's 30-year-old Transfer Opening Symmetric Relay. Looks like they use his preferred responding structure (1 = balanced or a red 2-suiter)
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Posted 2024-May-22, 15:11

Fair point, but in ACBL land, the restrictions on 1-level openings pretty much makes the rest of transfer structure implausible.

However, whether it's a big loss comes down to a somewhat religious debate on whether 4CM canape openings are better than a 5CM system (especially a structure like Upmark-Nystrom). IMO, something like AEC arguably nets most of the advantages of 4CM in a strong club system, along with some of the upsides of a 5CM.
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