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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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May 4, 2015
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about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

Country
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BBO Username
the saint
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Why do these guys cheat?
That's often the answer as to why sportsmen and women took drugs - because they thought everyone else was so they needed to level the playing field. And so it continues...
ATB - big club fit
DG's arguments changed my mind. When you start constructing hands for South's X... I've often found in simulations that people frequently undervalue fairly control rich balanced hands opposite known unbalanced hands.
Why are men more successful at bridge than women?
My tuppence on the questionnaire 0) More men than women have seemingly got obsessed by the minutiae of the game and attempted to master it. Those women I've known that have applied themselves to the same levels have achieved at the top level. While there may possibly be some ...
Alan Shillitoe's bidding problem: AT6 --- AJ643 AT765
Valid point on the 2N bid - not agreed to play any limits to the range - upper, split or otherwise. Playing in an occasional partnership, so opting to take a route that will show the majority of the deal - I accept that more practiced partnerships may have more exact agreements here.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: --- JT875432 A65 QJ
I presume they weren't a friend after that...
Understanding the Logic and Merit of Strong Pass!
System is not the enemy. Lack of disclosure is. Invariably I've found that those who are keen to play most system are also those who try the hardest to explain everything. Those supposedly simple methods suddenly have an awful lot of undisclosed agreements, but then that's 'just bridge'...
Trying to find info on junior bridge ranking/certificate(?) system
Any further questions please PM me as I'm one of the people who developed it.
Letting them off a revoke
Serious event. Everyone should know the rules and be able to play by them and not take it personally. Just don't be a dick about it all.
Ben Kompa Named Churchill Scholar
@Peter Four. Kyle Lam too.
Ben Kompa Named Churchill Scholar
I might need a new ringer for my local league team with at least one of my lot about to graduate...
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