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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

EBU MP Rank: 1 Star Premier Tournament Master

EBU TD Rank: Trainee Panel Director

EBU NGS Rank: Queen (57 - 59)

Now in Mid 50s, have been member of one bridge club for 40 years - and pretty well play in the one club (which means I don't get much chance of getting those valuable green and gold masterpoints). Widowed (Avatar is picture of late wife) with one youth and nearly retired.

I like to think that I am a highly ethical, polite and considerate to partner and opponents.


United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Overcalling a multi 2D on a six card spade suit - only to find that that was the suit intended.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning a pack of 6 mixer drinks in an EBU magazine competition
Regular Bridge Partners
Professor WJ Zakrzewski
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Don't play in any.
Favorite Conventions
My own!
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Is this psyche legal?
If your [b]agreement[/b] is that it is game forcing then you (or your partner) should explain it as such. Next time add on - "but partner has been known to psych this call".
The bridge genius John Collings (1933-2005)
Jonathan's brother (George) plays at my bridge club (Durham) and has donated one of the (many) trophies Jonathan won for an annual competition.
ATB - we pushed them to slam. Again.
It's a perfcect time for East to fool around. I would suggest 3NT instead of 4 spades. Oppos may be less likely to bid the slam. e.g. South's 4 Heart bid might end the auction. (If doubled then you run of course, but opponents might then have ...
Polish Up Your Bridge 1
It's not nice writing -180 insted of +90 (you're probably getting a spade lead) but even one off for -50 is better. I am not a great, very good, or probably even good Bridge Player but I know enough to think: suppose I was the other side, what ...
something new
The person who has two hearts MIGHT only have had two spades KX
Worst trump suit making slam
Oh well - irony is obviously dead on this thread.
Worst trump suit making slam
To be fair doubling with the AK is not a good strategy: a) opponents might run to a making 6NT when partner (as partners do) finds the wrong lead because they think the double was Lightner. b) Declarer will redouble - he stands to lose only another 100 or 200 and ...
Worst trump suit making slam
And V Mollo has a hand where either 7 Clubs or 7 Diamonds makes on a 3-3 fit (a trump lead holds it to 6)and no other slam (small or large) makes.
How should I alert this?
A player has no recourse if they take an action based on their own misunderstanding. If your agreement is how you say then you shouldn't be worried at all if people think you are playing Precision.
All bridge clubs in Australia likely to close
Heard by a supermarket employee that although people were buying tons of pasta, they weren't buying anything to go with it. - Will be a pretty bland diet.
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