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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
4 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!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Dummy play on the bad claim of 6NT
Law 74A2 might come into play 2. A player should carefully avoid any remark or extraneous action that might cause annoyance or embarrassment to another player or might interfere with the enjoyment of the game. Since it appeared you deliberately tried to confuse the opponents.
Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
I can't see how EW can impose on NS a different agreement from the one they actually hold. From the looks of it North has the decision on whether to bid 6NT or 5NT - and his pause suggests he was contemplating bidding 6NT. The UI therefore does not demonstrably ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
A little known law states that you must look at your hand before making a call. 7b2
How do you view this ruling?
"Not exactly Solomonic" What on earth happened to the PP for NS for not calling the director before correcting the information? It seems there is a partnership understanding. So I suppose you poll and ask "South's 1 Club bid is described as 'showing a sound opening, not necessarily a ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
In Summary: freak hands have their own rules. (You can't have an agreement on freak hands) Now all we have to do is define a 'freak hand'.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Is that in addition to the 16|| 12+5?
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
So that's another disciplinary penalty under BB@B then. ("No one likes the Secretary Bird" - V. Mollo)
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
We tried that not so long ago - the unlamented ER25.
Taking Advantage of UI?
True - but it still isn't "must carefully avoid taking any advantage".
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Yes! You can agree that 2 shows a strong hand, or game forcing/ natural (but may not be strong) in clubs. (subject to proper disclosure) If the partnership agreement is that all hands must be strong then RR has been given the correct explanation and there is no correction ...
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