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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
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7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I play many mind sports games in my time including:- Chess, Othello, Go and virtually any other good card game before settling on Bridge. I play in the UK and use a highly modified Benji ACOL system, some what different from most on this site.

Started play aged 15 or so, some 35 years ago and play when I can around a busy work and family life.  

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing at junior national trials. I cashed some side suit winners and exited looking at a likely trump trick with QTxx with AKJ9x over me and only one entry to dummy (so declarer needed a deep finesse first round of trumps). He led a trump from dummy, turned to me and said " you've got QTxx haven't you", I gave him my "what you talking about Im rubbish at this game" look and he bought it - 1 off. Priceless
Bridge Accomplishments
No major event wins, but quite a few close shaves. It's overdue now.
Regular Bridge Partners
David Eddleston also known as Francis Eddleston
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Burnham Bridge club, WGC bridge club
BBO Username
SteveAllen
ACBL Ranking
None
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David Burn's bidding problem: A9 AKQJ2 AK97 T8
Sorry I posted on memory thinking there was a spade bid in front of P's 2C, not after.
David Burn's bidding problem: A9 AKQJ2 AK97 T8
I don't know DB's system preferences, but I do play 5 card spade and 4 card heart openings as my preferred system choice. In my partnership at least, bidding 3D would confirm that the heart suit was at least 5 cards and allow P to show 2/3 ...
David Burn's bidding problem: A9 AKQJ2 AK97 T8
Im not looking to change your Poll, it is what it is and you want a specific answer. I just didnt like the 3D bid dismissed as gaining nothing, as its the bid I would have chosen, but thats just my preference.
UI?
IMO we have to bid either 3S or 4S as P has broken our transfer to say he max an likes spades. Passing is using the UI Now we have to decide if this is possible if North has not psyched playing 5CM.
David Burn's bidding problem: A9 AKQJ2 AK97 T8
Ok, so if P bids 4D when 46, you may lose a good 6-2 club fit when you dont have diamonds, after all you could bid them yourself next over 4C. Also if P held xx Tx QJx AKJ9xx, dont you want to be playing in a heart slam, grand ...
David Burn's bidding problem: A9 AKQJ2 AK97 T8
Really? Nothing good can come from 3D. How about finding out if P has xx heart support whilest confirming you have 5 of them, as we are playing 4CM. As it is why cant P be xx x QJTx AKxxxx and we backed them into a 4C bid with 7D ...
David Burn's bidding problem: A9 AKQJ2 AK97 T8
Its hard to see P having less than 7 clubs if they dont hold the QJ of diamonds, so I agree completely 6C looks the best bet.
Two Discards and In What Order?
The club play should see declarer with four cards. Im alos placing P with A9x in spades for the play so far. That leaves declarer with a 4(32)4 shape hand with the only possible missing honour being the JD. Declarer has 9 tricks therefore 4 clubs 2 hearts ...
Steven Allen's bidding problem: Q A3 K763 K98542
Yes opp were playing SNT so maybe get a better start
Steven Allen's bidding problem: Q A3 K763 K98542
Thanks all - A sanity check here as we lost another 7 Imps when 5C failed and the opp defended 4S the other way. 4S is 1 off for 100 if you play for this. P's hand unfortunately was minimum and honours not as you would hope for to make ...
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