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Michael Hargreaves
Michael Hargreaves
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Member Since
Sept. 5, 2013
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about me

Canadian player living in Victoria, B.C. Back playing after 4+ years not playing. 3 time Canadian Open Team champion.

 

As declarer, have gone down 12 undoubled tricks in a slam, and 10 undoubled at the 4-level: clearly i could have either bid or played the hands differently.

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time we won the Canadian team trials...as a 4 player team....profoundly tired....and then the feeling that spread thru my body after we finished comparing scores on the last segment.
Bridge Accomplishments
3 canadian team championship titles
Regular Bridge Partners
michael roche
Member of Bridge Club(s)
none
Favorite Tournaments
used to be the CNTC event.
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with relay, but nobody plays it:)
BBO Username
mikeh
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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What would you do?
Announcing 'transfer' was an error, but well-intentioned, and ought not to have created any problem, at least at that stage. However, the OP certainly implies that he was aware of body language indications that partner was surprised by the announcement. I suspect, and infer, that his partner would have reacted ...
Mechanics of Counting Goren Points in Hand
I guess I do what Kit does: it takes a tiny amount of time. As for sorting, I sort by suits, but random order within the suits, and alternating red/black in no particular order. AJ42K is 8 points and is as automatic as AKJ42, but takes less time to ...
BW Censorship
I'm not at all surprised that Nicholas got legal advice to remove the names of those found, by his analysis, to almost surely be cheating. Nobody but the lawyers ever really win defamation cases, and the notion of 'proving' cheating before a judge/jury who likely know nothing about ...
ATB: missed slam
I'm surprised that anyone thinks that North could show his hand, and presumably enhance slam bidding, by jumping to 4H over 2S. Sure....absolutely....it shows a stiff spade and AJxx Qxxxx in the minors. No way he'd bid that way with, for example, xx Kxx Jxxxx AQxx ...
ATB, if any, for this missed slam
If anyone upgrades the East hand out of a 1N opening bid, they don't play 15-17. One is allowed to have a maximum, and if you upgrade every hand with maximum hcp but no texture and no 5 card suit, you are playing 15-16+.
Blind spot
Marty has it right. I ruffed the spade, then played AK of trump, with rho failing. Now I needed rho to hold the diamond Q. When lho won the diamond finesse, he had an easy set by giving me a ruff-sluff. Playing to ruff a diamond low kills your communication ...
Blind spot
That didn’t work out well. Not sure what happened but will try again. Playing a regional KO final match, nobody vul, you reach 4H Dummy is xx AK8 A5 AJxxxx Your hand is J Q107xx KJ108xx x Rho had opened 2S, Lho raised to 3S, partner doubled and your ...
New, simple, more accurate rating system.
The good players know who can play, so they don't need a rating system. And does anyone think that one expert having a rating of, say, 15, is evidence that he or she is better than an expert with a rating of 14.5 or 15.5? Finally, consider ...
Another Fine Mess
so I mistyped: I meant KQ965. And I have a very short retention period for information, which can be an issue at the table
Another Fine Mess
I never like it when I feel that there is something very odd going on, and I don't know what it is. That lead of the club 6 from what I suspect is KQ1065 is odd. It would, however, be even odder from KQ106, hence I suspect a 5 ...
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