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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. Recently learned Mosca club with canape and Polish club.

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
Bronze Life Master
Laura & Steve
Standard American
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Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Artificial defenses allow you to show more hands over the preempt. If you have something prepared like Chris Ryall has you should fair better than people facing a straight weak 2. No guarantees of course. Some should submit this defense to ACBL defense database. so more ACBL members would be ...
Why Bots Score Well at Clubs (still indefinite answer)
Gib may not revoke or forget a card has been played but they wont lead your suit in 3NT no matter what length and strength you have shown in bidding. Ok once in a while it happens. With a two finesse of Q. As declarer if you lead towards KJT ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Ok I am not a high level player! But is it advantageous for an international player to have been exposed to Multi 2 or Brown sticker stuff early on? Or can they just pick up knowledge once they are an international player and not be at an disadvantage?
Marginal New Minor Forcing Hand
How would 2 do? If we are old fashioned and don't bid 1N on a singleton.
Marginal New Minor Forcing Hand
3Q's to 1A, poor spades, a singleton in partner's and it's matchpoints. I am not excited about this hand-Pass.
Why Bots Score Well at Clubs (still indefinite answer)
Part of reason bots do well at club, players aren't used to play bots. Before computer were unbeatable i beat computer programs far more than my rating would have indicated because I knew weakness of programs I played and programs in general. Gib has some glaring weaknesses which can ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
In our imp league this year only anyone was allowed to use anything midchart against top 3 teams. But nobody tried to. None on our team had played Multi with the partners before. Recipe for disaster.
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
The horse won't be dead until Multi is allowed. Then the opponents can beat on the jockey till it's removed.
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Last time I checked no defense is perfect to any preempts. The arguement that Multi got a pass on being a Brown sticker when that came into effect is interesting if only for historical reasons.
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: Q73 AKJ5 AJ65 KQ
The director won't get called if you changed your mind. lol

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