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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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Member Since
June 8, 2013
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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


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Bridge Accomplishments
Top 2015 Online pts U1000 for ACBL Unit 166
Favorite Tournaments
Hamilton Sectional
Favorite Conventions
fourth suit forcing
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Non Life Master
Laura & Steve
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Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: 82 J92 KT3 AQJT8
No choice but 2 bidding NT will wrong side the hand and suggest major suit stoppers. Close enough to GF to do it.
Another Comparable(?) Call
If it was a 25% slam that made why are your complaining about teammates?
A bad start
Choice - I tell him before I pass How is that any different? I think he's realized now. Choice should of been are you going to let them take pass back. Are you going to help put someone on Bermuda bowl team who doesn't pay attention?
Mechanical error
So call the director if East had been right he would be allowed to accept insufficient bid. If he acts and is wrong all sorts of problems can happen.
Curoiser and curioser...
East didn't ask about North's hand. and he should ask South, North can't give his hand types.
Checkback choices and continuations
Ok if 2N can rarely be 3 I presume it's not interested in 5-3 fit that much as there usually is a way to show 18+ and 3+ in Polish. So you still need a way to show clubs and 3 is still GF so no ...
ATB Missed Game
If you can't go 1-1N-2N without spades well stopped. Not being able to show 4 and 6+pts is a weakness of Flannery.
Curoiser and curioser...
That's why I asked didn't know. Sometimes people ask just as they are about to take a 2-way finesse. Seems more like they are trying to get you to tip the Queen rather than find info, but you can't read minds to find intent.
What should be the correct ruling on this
It was a silly claim (unless he has an accurate count which he didn't) all he had to do was wait a few seconds and the hand is over.
Curoiser and curioser...
Did declarer break a rule asking for bid meaning at trick 5? Did declarer notice that he was vulnerable and Steve has 16+ hcp? Steve doesn't need much to want to play in 3X no matter what X meant.

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