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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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Member Since
June 8, 2013
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
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, 4N+2


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
Laura & Steve
Standard American
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Mosca Club - with transfers and Canape
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Convention Chart Revisions
"However, if it could be as short as 0-1 D, then it's Artificial. In that case the new charts clearly prohibit it." From Open, Rule Exceptions "2. Any bid that requires Average Strength to be legal may be made with Near Average Strength in 3rd and 4th seats." So ...
Convention Chart Revisions
Disagree nice to see what is allowed for a chart all in spot. Maybe they can add if allowed in Basic allowed in Basic plus." But still show all allowed
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
On the bright side you can create crazy systems under Green chart if imaginatuve and you don't have to supply a written defense.
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
Yes, but if your restricting Yellow to over 3000 Why not just restrict above 3,000 to using red at that point and get rid of Yellow. Unless your club is liberal, how often can I play Yellow?
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
So how is anyone supposed to get experience with Yellow conventions if they don't play them until they are ready to retire from bridge? I think Yellow should be about 1500, edit Thrice the level of a life master.
What is you plan?
How can negative double even be a consideration. Partner can convert it for a big disaster!! 3 will usually be taken for 4-4 to. 4 is perfect but I don't think I'm playing that today lol! So John's 3 is the right bid playing ...
The problems of over-alerting
It isn't just in UK. I bet it's everywhere!
The problems of over-alerting
In ACBL 2 would be alerted if cue-bid is natural. This could be non-forcing. Otherwise everyone knows it's either a raise or something forcing and will almost never be passed. Maybe it should be alerted if it shows something other than a raise. But this is the smallest ...
What is the meaning of this double?
"They have a partner." Yes, and if partner has unexpected support or unexpected distribution such as extra length, a weak side suit Or any reason to think that doubling will be bad they can pull by whatever your agreement is. etc. But lacking a defensive trick as a pre-emptor ...
The problems of over-alerting
That sounds like a "special alert".

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