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Alistair Bodin
Alistair Bodin
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Member Since
March 4
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

UK based, I played a lot at school university and early career, then family and work and commitments stopped bridge. Redundancy in 2016, I have the time to devote to bridge, enthusiastic improving UK player. Keen to learn more to improve my play. Enjoy Benji Acol, weak NT, and 5 card majors strong NT with a multi. Fascinated by bidding and systems and understanding how to be more efficient in bidding. 

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Retaining Chairman's Shield in Camberley Teams, winning Basingstoke 2nd division teams league.
Regular Bridge Partners
Andy, Sean, Danielle, Manny, Mike
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Basingstoke, Camberley and Ascot
Favorite Conventions
Checkback, Puppet Stayman, 4 suit transfers, Intermediate 2 in a major
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None
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Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
Depends who I play with. With 5 card major partners it is weak only multi. With Acol partners it is Benji so game forcing opening bid.
Opinion Poll on Adequacy of Simplest Multi 2D Defenses
Thank you that makes sense to me, now I know.
Opinion Poll on Adequacy of Simplest Multi 2D Defenses
Being in England we can paly the multi and I enjoy using it. I was wondering does the defence change if opponents are playing a weak only version?
5-Card Majors - The Scanian Way. Free Bridge Book for Junior Players courtesy of Mats Nilsland.
Thanks I will join the group and hope to learn more
5-Card Majors - The Scanian Way. Free Bridge Book for Junior Players courtesy of Mats Nilsland.
Thank you, is there a discussion group on the book?
5-Card Majors - The Scanian Way. Free Bridge Book for Junior Players courtesy of Mats Nilsland.
Thanks I checked with Brian and I am now in possession of the book. Thoroughly enjoying reading it and thinking about it, need to find a partner with a similar aptitude to try some of the things suggested.
Intermediate 2H/2S Openings
Thank you for the feedback, most interesting. I can see advantages in both. I will discuss with partner and see which way to try.
Bridge Book on Acol
I use Amazon for most book purchases as they do new and second hand. https://www.amazon.ca/Control-Bidding-Paul-Mendelson/dp/0716021560/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=control+the+bidding+mendelson&qid=1562264617&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Bridge Book on Acol
Paul Mendelson or Andrew Robson are the most current British authors I'm aware of. Mendelson's Control the Bidding: The Right Way to Secure the Battleground in Bridge is excellent as is his follow up book Thinking About Bridge: A thought-based approach to declarer play, defence and bidding judgement ...
5-Card Majors - The Scanian Way. Free Bridge Book for Junior Players courtesy of Mats Nilsland.
Are there any UK suppliers?
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