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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
25 minutes 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
Qualifying in first place from our local Bridge club for the National Pairs Finals, on our second ever club night (after reading a book about ACOL) aged 15. The club membership had been telling us not to get our hopes up for a least a few years on winning a club night as new members :)
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
ACBL Ranking
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... but what if dummy is void?
And I was highlighting a reason to play a club next and not a heart, giving you a hand where a club switch is essential.
... but what if dummy is void?
If P has Qxxx hearts, AC and a likely short spade and passed 4S....well then there not a player I would sit opposite again.
... but what if dummy is void?
What if he has the AC and a diamond? Ruff, cross to hand draw your trump and run diamonds?
A "friendly" game
I answered that I would feel cheated....but also wanted to say I would throw the rules at them the next time anything happened. I personally find their behavior abhorrent and would make sure they knew it.
... but what if dummy is void?
Of course we do....the 8H is no help without context.
1NT - 3M
Hi Tony I dont know if you can spare another bid, but I play something similar that gives a bit more flexibility in that they are transfer splinters with a singleton or void. So 3C=short diamonds 4414 or (43)15 or 4405 3D = short hearts 4144 or 31(54 ...
Plenty of bad bids, but 4D feels the worst to me.....dont bypass a club cue to show shortness in P's suit.....wrong wrong wrong.
Congratulations to John Adams
Amazing stuff, congratulations John. A great influence for the better in Bridge :)
Who should have taken the bull by its horns?
I’ve abstained, but IMO the problem has originated with North making a nf invitational 3S bid. Essentially this hand wants to be in game opposite Hx in spades and an ace, why not keep the ball rolling initially with a forcing 2D, assuming you play this way?
What is standard meaning here ?
I would be tempted here to use Garbage Stayman intending to pass any response by P, unless P is the type that cannot resit bidding when they have a penalty hand that should pass and hope P can protect.

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