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Old 02-14-2018, 05:30 PM
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Some pair at my club was playing canape.

canˇaˇpé
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apparently some bullshit bridge system

it was so obscure they gave us placards, laminated, with a defense suggested
I called them nerds. They were being nerds.
I haven't a clue what, if any, point you are trying to make with this vulgar post.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:09 AM
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I haven't a clue what, if any, point you are trying to make with this vulgar post.
You'll get it eventually.
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:40 PM
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Some pair at my club was playing canape.

canˇaˇpé
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a small piece of bread or pastry with a savory topping, often served with drinks at a reception or formal party.
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a sofa, especially a decorative French antique
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apparently some bullsh*t bridge system

it was so obscure they gave us placards, laminated, with a defense suggested
I called them nerds. They were being nerds.
Ok, I'll bite. I've played a canapé system for many years with one of my favorite partners. A canapé bidding system involves opening your shorter (4-card) suit before your longer (5+ card) suit. It can be really fun. In our case, we combine it with a strong club system, and 13-15 point notrump openers, which can include a five-card major. Thus our description of our 1-level openers is: at least four cards in the suit bid, 11-15 hcp, promises a distributional hand, and often has a longer suit on the side. Last week Monday I held 97652, KJ105, 5, AK4, and opened 1H, for example.

And...I call myself a nerd, proudly.
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That's more or less how they played, unsure about the strong club.
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