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Anthony Pettengell
Anthony Pettengell
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Member Since
April 30, 2016
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Bridge Player
about me

I began playing bridge while at uni in Durham, UK, unfortunately not starting until near the end of my undergraduate degree. I spent 3 years in Nottingham, mainly playing at the Nottingham, Woodborough and Phoenix bridge clubs, and helping to (re)start the university club there. I moved to Middlesbrough in September 2017 and am now playing in Darlington at the St George's Bridge Centre.


I have played Acol, 2/1, Precision, and Polish Club, and I am keen to try new systems. I mainly fall down in defence (don't we all?) or just in making silly errors. We can but try to improve!

United Kingdom

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Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: 73 862 75 AQJ843
3 immediately over 2 would potentially be fit-showing depending on agreements. I would have bid 3 instead of 3 though. Given where we are, I’m passing, without any concern.
Escaping after partner opens a weak NT
I'm not sure "almost always" is true, given a weakish doubleton and a 4-4 fit the fit will often play notably better. The problem is that when you don't have that fit, getting higher will just make things exponentially worse. I agree with those that say there is ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AT6 Q542 A853 K3
In contrast to the similar poll with a 1 opening, I'm not slightly interested in seeking slam here - only 3 trumps and generically game-going (if slightly control-rich) values.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: Q542 AQ84 JT3 AJ
What are your agreements re continuations after 2NT? While there might be slam I'm not sure I'll find out what I need to know (/allow partner to find out, if your system allows that), and if I'm unlikely to find that information out then I'd prefer ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AQ94 T QJT862 87
I would certainly think a while without a BIT opposite, but I agree that when North has had a large BIT (beyond the extent of the 10s from the stop-bid) that I wouldn't consider bidding. That said, I wouldn't be quick to criticise a pause before pass, because ...
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: 43 AKJ A932 AT62
2N would not have been forcing.
Ruling please
I think that's an enlightening hand to distinguish, and I definitely agree with you.
Ruling please
The trump ace remains in the hand without any clubs, so no clubs can be cashed.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: JT JT6 A97 AKQ96
While I would consider this to be worth 16 HCP were I opening, with that holding in the majors with a Multi 2 on my right I don't want to bid 2NT. I'll treat it as the literal 15 HCP and double.
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: AT5 --- J8543 T9532
I think 2NT in your auction is less obviously the minors (1NT after an overcall might have neither minor and long spades, unlike after an initial pass), but if you tend to pass with those hands then fair!

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