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Peter Fordham
Peter Fordham
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Member Since
Sept. 23, 2015
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in final of NZ open teams C'ship 2000, screen mate for 64 boards, RHO, Geir Helgemo, on defence, I knew I had to switch to card from K10x with AJx in dummy to have chance to defeat contract. I selected K which proved to be good enough. Geir, graciously, privately said, "Well defended Peter. If you examine the possible spot layouts closely, you'll see that the 10 is slightly better." Geir, champion, gentleman, scholar.
Bridge Accomplishments
Int'l: Played one Bermuda Bowl[2001], two Far East/Asia Pacific C'ships [1985, 2001], several Zone 7 C'ships [winning 2001]. Nat'nl: Won most open teams c'ships in Australasia including both Aust. and NZ Open Teams and Aust. Seniors teams.. Represented Qld, ACT and NSW at Aust Nat'nl C'ships[Open]. ACBL: Won Montreal Regional KO teams 1986?
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Not currently playing regularly
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Favorite Tournaments
Australian Summer Festival of Bridge [includes National Open Teams and National Seniors Teams]
Favorite Conventions
The only good conventions are those that partner and I both understand thoroughly and use wisely.
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Adrian Soucaliuc's bidding problem: K --- Q98432 AKQT62
True, if I had clear agreement that 4 meant that.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: AKxx AKJ9x --- KQJ9
I would have opened 1, but, that is irrelevant here. Amongst my peers, the general consensus is that if the partnership opens with a game force, the opponents may not play undoubled. ergo my Pass here is forcing, and acts thus as a takeout double.
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: T962 Q754 J7 AK8
3NT. 2 is a poor bid, for the collective reasons given above. If partner has values for 1NT and also has an unbid 4 card major, unless the stoppers are multi in number, X is a better start. This argues for the simple raise to game here.
Paul D East's bidding problem: 8 KQ4 AK8432 QJ4
If you raise hearts, your expert partner will not be displeased. if you raise to 2, and miss a non vul game partner will not be unhappy as being an expert will recognize your problem. If you jump raise, partner will not trust you on other hands where you ...
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: KJ87 T6 Q AQJ8xx
The key to this auction is the meaning of 3. We are not told that, but if it is a quality raise of spades. I will Pass. If it is simply, 'good hand' I might X and I might live to regret that. Partner's 2 is starting ...
ATB for missing this slam
@Richard R, I gave South 100% because the OP in a sub thread contended that the hand is far too weak to open 3 and made no assertion that the failure to open 2 occurred because of the side four bagger in spades. I believe that the Pass ...
ATB for missing this slam
I'd back you to make the slam if you opened the South hand two or three hearts. E-W wouldn't bid, and if West led a spade, you'd get the spades and trumps right.
Trevor Morris's bidding problem: xxx AKx AJx QJxx
Thx Trevor, The delayed 3 is an interesting development presumably designed to scoop the pot with spade length. That has removed my opportunity to bid 3 myself, but has provided information that suggests a singleton spade in partner's hand. I am going to take the bait and ...
Adrian Soucaliuc's bidding problem: K --- Q98432 AKQT62
There's one thing for sure. All those 4NT bidders are not going to go plus when partner has AQJ10xxx xxxx - xx Shame about the 6 on offer. Surely a more sensible approach is to start with 3, treating your hand as primarily a club hand and ...
Trevor Morris's bidding problem: xxx AKx AJx QJxx
What did 2 mean?
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