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Matt Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 4, 2014
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

25. Australian Youth Team 2017+.

Bridge finals should be played on computers.

Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting Ailsa Peacock
Bridge Accomplishments
1st VCC 2018. IBPA Junior Deal of the Year 2018.
Regular Bridge Partners
Jamie Thompson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
ABF Youth
Favorite Tournaments
Any tournament I play with Jamie Thompson
Favorite Conventions
Big King, Jack denies, Ace denies, Right-siding, showing voids below game.
BBO Username
Matt Smith
ACBL Ranking
None
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John McAllister's bidding problem: AJT Axxx KJxx Kx
My method: 1NT 3M = SPL 31(54) slam interest 1NT 2NT.....(Puppet Stayman) 3 3.....(3C ="No 5cM". 3D = (31)(54)) 3 asks shortage: -----3 = Low = 31(54) choice of games -----3NT= High =13(54) choice of games 4m by opener is now non-forcing.
James Coutts's lead problem: 8753 K AQ953 Q87
AK AQJT9 K AKJT9 So obviously this is overkill, but A beating this monster feels pretty nice when partner has xxxx JTx and we force declarer in diamonds. Or partner could just have the K. 8 for a through needs partner to have A + JT ...
James Coutts's lead problem: 8753 K AQ953 Q87
Yeah, just give partner the lead problem instead...
Transfer Advances after a Takeout Double
I tried convincing my partner Jamie to play this a couple of years ago. He said something along the lines of "nah." I was thinking after (3m) X (P) ... 4C = cue thing 4D = hearts 4H = spades 3NT/4S/5om = various other minor hands Mainly so you could set a suit ...
Matt Smith's lead problem: x xxx xxx KTxxxx
Nah. He wants something OR it's just a pure penalty. Assume the former.
Thank you Zia!
Yep, this made me tear up as well.
The Best Bridge Writer Poll
And Marshall Miles
Two Nice Plays (fictional)
True. Initially the clubs weren't so good and East needed to be played for the King (e.g.AQJ32). As I was typing the hand into BBO I added the 10 so it could be unblocked. I didn't think it through enough.
Two Nice Plays (fictional)
Good points.
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
I was talking with a friend about these posts and they said "2 years ago, didn't you drop the King from KJ over dummy's Q10xxxx against Peter Gill's 3NT? He had Axxx and took the rest." I had completely forgot about this! I think my partner's ...
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