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Michael Roche
Michael Roche
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Member Since
March 30, 2011
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about me

2 NABC wins in Mixed BAM. Added a 3rd with LM pairs in Atlanta 2018.

5 Canadian Team Championships wins

Finally hit 10k to become GLM. 50 years X 200. Play better or play more

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Hargreaves Daniel Lyder Karen Cumpstone.
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Mindful revoke
Karma. DB violated his own law about "tell people that what you play" when he opened 1N with 14 HCP. So it's only fitting that he revoked on a claim. Indeed, the Lord works in mysterious ways" :)
Please attribute the quote
Bellowing is an art form. Yelling is just annoying.
Where is that "very easy" 6NT post?
Whatever happened to good manners? I’m all for applauding a well-deserved line of play or brilliant defence, but I fail to understand why it would be necessary to point out anyone’s blind spot or incompetence. Edgar Kaplan set the standard for anonymity by remarking that it might just ...
3NT or 4 Hearts?
MH. That doesn't sound right. After checkback and hearing 3H responder's 3N surely indicates 4-4 in majors.
3NT or 4 Hearts?
I’ve become a convert to transfers rather than check back. Here showing 5 Hearts then offering a choice of games might nudge partner to make a winning decision.
UDCA and Smith
One partnership of my frequent teammate’s plays regular Smith. Their reasoning is that partner never makes a good lead. It follows then that they never have to play a high card when Smith is applicable. Of course not true, but it makes for a good story.
If 5-4 in !c-!d, what bid do you open with?
For Diamonds to be a playable suit, partner must be able to introduce the suit
U31 junior event
Next up my event.....overweight and folically challenged.
What do you think of the director's actions?
Should be spelled supersillyous
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
It’s not a question of points. It’s a question of maturity. Pointing out other people’s mistakes is way over the line. See Aaron’s comments below.
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