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Boye Brogeland
Boye Brogeland
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Member Since
Sept. 14, 2010
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13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I just love bridge, which I have done ever since my grandparents taught me the game when I was 8. Today I run a bridge magazine, Bridge in Norway, write a bridge column in a newspaper three days a week, and play for Norway and professionally in the best events around the world. I also have a wife who is a fine bridge player, and this year our son qualified for the U16 World Championships next year. It will be interesting to see how long we can keep our daughter (now three) away from this addictive and beautiful game.

Country
Norway

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the European Championship 2008 - even sweeter than winning Spingold 2017 and the Bermuda Bowl 2007.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few
Regular Bridge Partners
Espen Lindqvist, Erik Sælensminde, Simon Gillis, Tonje Aasand Brogeland, Knut Erik Ljung
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Flekkefjord BK
Favorite Tournaments
All major championships
Favorite Conventions
Mandarin Kitchen Splinter
BBO Username
boye
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
Christopher and Donald. Helness was not part of any of the teams (two teams from the same club) which turned in a match result of a match they hadn't played. All the players involved (meaning all the players in both teams) got a one year suspension from bridge. Three ...
Grue-Moss Slam Bidding
Hi Julian. Thanks for airing your concerns. Hopefully it's just random events which people with better knowledge of statistics than me would be able to break down properly. If you look at the very last hand of the Europeans in Budapest in 2016, there was a grand slam on ...
Forgive and forget?
"The ethichs of an organization, the moral climate of an organization is established at the top, it's just that simple." (Norman Schwarzkopf.)
Forgive and forget?
Is it too much to expect the decision makers to represent the game and the players? Is it too much to expect that they realize the need for change? Would you believe that all the Americans voted for more of the same when WBF funding has been a hot potato ...
Playing in Tempo
For me this applies to UI sensitive bids and play. If you are planning a final bid or a decisive play on a hand, feel free to take your time (I do for sure!), but the beauty of it is that it only gives AI to the opponents that you ...
Illegal convention wins big IMPs
Absolutely, but holding my hand it could hardly be a solid major (and Sementa described it as a good 4 of a major opening). But what exactly does a good 4 of a major opening look like? And are you allowed to bend this a little bit third in hand ...
Illegal convention wins big IMPs
Before playing Bocchi and Sementa we asked for each others methods. They told us about their cardings and that 1 club could be a doubleton (also with 5 card diamonds). We told them about carding, Weak Multi, transfer responses to a possible doubleton club and how we open with 4 ...
DIAMOND Wins Spingold
Thanks a lot, Bobby - and even more so for everything you have done and are still doing for our great game.
Illegal convention wins big IMPs
Hi Mike. I didn't want to respond to Stayman (normal Stayman, but 3 clubs will then ask more about partner's shape to find out about 5-card majors for example) as I know my left hand opponent normally has at least 15 points (they don't play penalty doubles ...
DIAMOND Wins Spingold
Hi Sathya. When do (most) people say that? It's when they have a problem so partner is going to be alerted (even if that's not the intention). Unless you always say it and take half a minute (or whatever time you feel is appropriate). It slows the game ...
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