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Brian Callaghan
Brian Callaghan
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June 14, 2014
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Bridge Player
about me

Resident in London, England. Lives with wife Christine Duckworth and cats. Bridge player for more than 45 years, having taken the game up with school friends. Had salaried employment for decades in IT (as an IBM mainframe dinosaur) until 2001. Subsequently made a minor living as a bridge professional. Now mostly retired.

United Kingdom

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1NT - 2M to play: Alertable?
Richard Fleet. Who can forget the Acol 3 response to 1NT?
Steve Barnfield
I'm sorry to hear this too. I've known Steve since university (we were fellow regulars at the University Bridge Club). I hadn't seen him so much in recent years when he didn't play frequently.
Thank you Zia!
I was part of your team, Richard. Don't remember who my partner was, though.
Brian Callaghan's bidding problem: A9 97432 JT93 AT
Thanks everybody. I posed this problem to see if anyone found my at-the-table action. No one did (over the two instances of the problem that appeared by some glitch). The immediate 4 bidders outvoted those who went slowly in an attempt to show values. I was in the go-slow ...
Brian Callaghan's bidding problem: A9 97432 JT93 AT
Some glitch caused this problem to be duplicated. I've given my action and comments in the other version.
The Riddle of Nirvana: A Fable
Thanks. Although something of a systems person myself, even I have touble staying awake through reams of bidding description. So I wrote the article as an entertainment-come-origin myth. I play these methods, even in serious competition, but they first grew out of an interest in seeing whether a non-Stayman method ...
What is a ‘convention’?
If “convention” is to mean something then why not have it refer to a collection of calls at least one of which is not both natural and non-forcing?
What is a ‘convention’?
I imagine that “face value” and “strictly logical” are in accord with the Morehead definition of a natural bid—one that may become the contract and therefore non-forcing. What players may refer to as natural differs in bridge jurisdictions (it's certainly not the same for ACBL and EBU). Referring ...
What is a ‘convention’?
Late to the party. My feelings about what a convention is were probably formed when young. I located and opened my copy of [i]Conventions Made Clear[/i] by Ben Cohen and Rhoda Barrow for the first time in over thirty years. (This slim volume was first published in 1966 ...
Brian Callaghan's bidding problem: 96 A98 T652 AK54
That is the downside. The main upside is that the bidding may be at 2NT or 3NT at your next chance.

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