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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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Member Since
June 8, 2013
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Bridge Player
about me

Learned weak NT to start then Acol, then SA, then Precision and then 2/1 (the easiest to learn as more of a treatment). Now try for 2/1 and Precision but often get stuck with SAYC.

Book i learned bidding most from Precision Bidding in Acol by Eric Crowhurst

Redoubled with overtricks:

2D+2, 3N+2, 4S+2, 2S+3, 1N+3, 1S+3, 2H+4, 4S+1


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Top 2015 Online pts U1000 for ACBL Unit 166
Favorite Tournaments
Hamilton Sectional
Favorite Conventions
fourth suit forcing
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Revision Precision Club 5.0
Precision, 2/1 GF except for 1!d-2!c; All 1-over-1 bids but 1!d-1N 0+ hcp
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Laura & Steve
Standard American
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Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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Implications of the missing board 16
There is a solution to the timing which should reduce or prevent playing out hands unnecessarily. The more recent chess clocks can use a time limit that isn't set. For each play you get additional time. So, if someone plays out a hand unnecessarily that side will end up ...
Should Michaels require an alert?
Having Michael alertable is just a waste of time as every 2 bid except strong takeout (does anyone still play that) will then alertable. Also, if someone is playing a short 1 then 2 Michaels would be alertable and a natural 2 would not in the ...
Canadian Championship 2017
Only 4 people had faith.
10 HCP hands all having one card ot each rank?
The first hand gets 11.65 on K & R so adding a Q should be an easy open. It does have 5 QT's if trump can be pulled or in NT.
Toronto hotels within walking distance of NABC?
There is good subway service in that area. Anywhere near Yonge St south of Bloor is a short ride. University an option too but more hotels on Yonge St.
How do you bid this hand with no interference?
Couldn't south bid the same without K or even KJ?
Query Re ACBL Chart Regs
Yes, perfectly ok. You could even have 2M have this meaning if you really wanted to.
Electronic Scoring
A fair amount of time play is slow enough we have to end a round early to get out at a reasonable hour. Is it me or are the already slow players more likely to spend the most time looking at the scores?
With a control in every suit surely South has a better bid than 4. They have to be thinking slam after North's jump. Yes 4 is forcing but so would showing a control.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: 8x AKQ9xx Axx xx
Even if N has 2 which he may not, you sill need a 3-2 break and North to have 2 fairly quick tricks. 3N can easily be -2 or more doubled.

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