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Alex Adamson
Alex Adamson
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 22, 2011
Last Seen
June 28
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Author, with Harry Smith, of "Scotland's Senior Moment", Master Point Press, 2014

Author, with Harry Smith, of "If I Only Had a Heart", Master Point Press, 2016


Historian and project manager.  Author of a number of books on Scottish history and heritage.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Playing captain of the Scottish Open Team at the World Bridge Games, 2016. Played for Scotland in two Camrose weekends. Winner of various national events in Scotland.
Regular Bridge Partners
Mike McGinley
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Melville (Edinburgh)
ACBL Ranking
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To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
This was the suggestion I was going to make. It would slow things up, but the game is faster online so perhaps we can afford that.
considerably worse than trivial
I keep half an eye out for a deal where the double dummy analysis tells me that a contract (most likely 1NT) can be made in both directions. I have yet to see it.
Yet Another Look
Excellent article. Thank you for taking the time to research and write it. It is so helpful to have the full background of their systems, and the state/story of the match, backgrounds when trying to understand these hands from this distance.
What should the selectors do?
In how many sports is England Manager / Head Coach / Chairman of Selectors anything other than a poisoned chalice? By the way, that is not to say that I agree or disagree with having one.
2018 European Championships Results
I accept that I overstated the number of professionals. What is more significant is the gap between the top quarter of the field and the bottom quarter, and the discouraging effect that can have. I think Tom's point is very valid. With two divisions, more teams would have something ...
What should the selectors do?
Of course, it would be sensible to have rules in place in advance, but we always seem to be caught out (sometimes by the obvious). Whatever the selectors do, some people will be very clear that they are WRONG. There is no single right answer. Partly, it comes down to ...
2018 European Championships Results
Thanks for this post, Jim. The team spirit in the Scottish Open team was exemplary throughout. Well done. A number of Scotland's better players have decided that the Open category in the Europeans is not for them any more. One can see why, and one can see why few ...
Congratulations Richard Fleet
Possibly three times? It was a while ago. I am much closer to being a senior than a junior now.
Congratulations Richard Fleet
Richard was also a supporter of junior players, which was also much appreciated. Congratulations.
Did anyone ask for their money back?
I remember an aggregate (yes really) tournament over 24 boards where a couple of E/W pairs scored over +10,000, with the average score that way being about +6,000. The winning score N/S was about -2,500.

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