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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
an hour 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.  

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
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Rule of 2 and 3
I keep 1st and 2nd seat pre-empts of a quality of suit that helps in finding 3NT if P is strong. Otherwise all bets are off in other positions. Favourable vul can increase the variability of the bids of course too
Add an 'Agree' button
Well if your going to place any merit on how many agree with something.....perhaps you need a disagree button too, to gauge how many think differently!
I have chosen East should dbl, but this is very marginal IMO and I could not crime passing. I posted a very similar hand to this very recently where we suffered the same way. Life can be cruel
Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: A7 KQT53 5 AJT85
I think your confusing something here. I have not advocated bidding 4D anywhere here. I suggested I might bid 4H next over a 4D bid by P. Ie (3D)3S 4C 4D 4H. Or 4NT after (3D) 3S 4C 4S
Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: A7 KQT53 5 AJT85
Well thats the big question. Not had this auction at the table with my reg, but would expect P to be on the right lines - hopefully
Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: A7 KQT53 5 AJT85
I firmly believe 4C here would be forcing with my reg and choose that for now. P may bid 4D allowing 4H next. My concerns are missing slam when partner passes either 4M bid. 4S by P over 4C and I will RKCB for spades.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 85 K9 KJ5432 AQJ
Very likely, but not a sure thing. If we pass and P competes with a dbl we can bid 3D, or maybe they can now offer a 6+ card club suit.
Ian Grant's bidding problem: JT8643 J5 J43 75
Now seen the 2nd thread which is clearly to see how much difference P being a passed hand makes. Not much I would imagine
Ian Grant's bidding problem: JT8643 J5 J43 75
Abstain as I believe I have seen this hand previously, though I thought P was a passed hand already
Is this forcing?
I have chosen other, as there is no information on the 2D bid. If this is unchanged and GF the answer here is obvious, if it's not, then 4D is surely only forcing if you have agreed it to be. I can see good arguments for both forcing and ...

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