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Perhaps Ak H then a D?
4 hours ago
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I believe that the NZ pair, Marston and Burgess played Symemetric Relay and became quite famous for so doing,
5 hours ago
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Having said this, I played with Roman Smolski in an invitation tournament , The Lederer Trophy, in England one year, , we played TRS - Totally Random System, basically a strong pass system. I was drilled by the late Henry Bethe and the now Kitty Munson on how the system worked. They were sure that I ( very much a rubber bridge player)had got it. We played the first round against Chris Dixon and I had to bid with XXXXX, XX, XXX, XXX. However I had done my homework and opened 2S. This went for 2,000, I should have opened 1D which was, unknown to me less than 6HCP. On the next round, against Forrester and Lodge, purportedly playing the same system, trhe bidding went PPP to me, I had a balanced 7 count and passed (Partner could hace had lots and lots). We won the board and 3 imps. We went on to win the event, it was a lot of fun but the system was not great. Apart from fond memories, I think I am saying that it does not matter what you play, as long as you understand what you play (or not in my case) and have fun doing it!
5 hours ago
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This, over here was the brainchild of Richard Granviille, I believe, although I could be wrong. We play lockdown league and he plays this system and provides a full defence. It is fun to play against, but, at risk of offending people who like it, I don't think that it is a potentially effeective system.
6 hours ago
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I think the 4th is with him!
June 4
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What is W. “Tom” Reynolds actual middle name. I think that we should be told.
June 2
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I posted a few months ago about secutity if online was to be option in Coronaville. I think that all virtually said, “Gee, who would cheat in a relatively unimportant contest?”. It gives me little pleasure to say, “Told you so”.
May 31
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Well done, now back to school and remember that suceeding his education is much more important at the moment. My daughter was a very promising player but concentrated on her education and now that the schoolastic part is over, plays bridge all the time and still retains her potential.
May 31
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I am afraid the term , “Reasonable”, is too subjective for me. In the games that I play in, and they are normally of a good standard, and I am the most cynical of players, I always give undos. How do I know what is reasonable at the time and I am not particularly fond of calling my oppo unethical. Now 45 years ago….
May 30
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I have never held that hand, but by watching this I am hoping to learn what to do. Could somebody please let my putative partner know too?
May 26
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In the many years that I played rubber bridge, there were good players and many who were not. I never failed to encourage my poorer partners, and hey, they played as well as they could. Other players at the club, international players, could not understand why the same players played like crap with them even though they bitched and moaned at them on every hand. Go figure. Maybe this has some correlation with complimenting partner in duplicate bridge. Also, we were not a bunch of Snowflakes who burst out in tears when somebody appeared to be gloating. Different time I suppose.
May 8
ATB
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Poor contract? Reallly?
May 3
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Gosh, so," Well done or well played partner is gloating? Cynical bunch you lot. The milk of human kindness seems to be missing. Oh well, that's bridge players for you!
May 2
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Many years ago, one of our better players was playing against an opponent of questionable ethics. Playing 3NT, our hero got a complete count of a hand but mischeiviously he played the J from KQJ opposite AXX. LHO paused for sometime, whereupon our hero asked him if he was considering which half of his singleton to play!
April 28
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Not sure that Shakespeare ever promoted the idea of gilding a lilly. Sounds like intricate work.
April 18
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Actually, this is getting childish. I am leaving this thread before my nose bleeds.
April 7
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April 7
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Oh, so feisty, and so stupid! I would pay for these services and think that I should. If everyone who did not pay for this service, took your advice, then I am sure that it would continue to be a success - not. The fact is, we all appreciate BBO and are willing to pay for it but if the money goes to virtue signalling knobs like you, I can understand why very few want to contribute.
April 7
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Who doesn't?
April 7
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Totally agree with Cameron. The game at The Acol Bridge Club and Especially Stefan's in the late 60's and 70's was dog eat dog. This kind of behaviour would be beneath even most of them. I believe that a saying at the time, which alluded to players that passed stupid comments during the play, rather than calling the host, was, “Shit or get off the pot”. Who needs Wordsworth?
April 7
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