Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning
The problem with this is Powe and Bailey have not shown much at all.
You are grasping at ghosts.
You don't think Powe has displayed flashes to be an adequate shaded 1-tech?
I'll admit (even though I'm a Bailey nut hugger) that he probably isn't the answer at the 3-tech in a 1-gap. You really don't think Powe could be productive as a 1-gap NT? I don't think he'll be great but provide enough penetration from base fronts to be effective.