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Allan Graves
Allan Graves
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Member Since
March 19, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 15
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge Teacher and professional player Interested in : Bridge Teaching focus and methods Meditation ( Mindfullness /Awareness training ) practice for bridge players. Member Canadian bridge Hall of Fame , 2017 Senior world Champion , 15 Canadian and USA National Championships.  Feel free to contact me for more information and resources. University major and credentials in Student Centered Education. 


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Bridge Accomplishments
Canadian Bridge Hall of fame. 2017 Senior World Champion USA
Favorite Conventions
18-19 balanced 2D opener
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Grand Life Master
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MANFIELD Wins Mixed Teams
Well done
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
The DI used by the BT was undefined as to keycards . Turbo is a relatively modern advance rigidly defined as to key cards . I played DI that was modified in a manner suggested by Kaplan in a late fifties in a Bridge World article . Non jump 4NT after suit agreement ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Hi Jack See my comment above . Declarative Interogative was old BT method adapted by KS . It’s roots theoretically would begin withnthe Culbertson 4 /5 NT convention that maintained dialogue and control agreement and was an integral part of Culbertson and predated Blackwood . Excellent method for its time but BW ...
You make a good point about clear rules rather than optimal agreements. Say for example the auction goes 1D - 2D : inverted , then later 3NT , removed to 4D , then we would all agree that 4NT is regressive. However support in the posted question was first agreed at the 4 level and ...
First chance to ask for key cards after support in an unlimited auction is clearly Blackwood . If it had proceeded 4D instead of 3S no one would assume 4Nt was natural in the abscence of an agreement and this auction is identical ,
Carruthers and Roche Win LM Pairs
Well done
A friend has gone - Jon Sveindal has left the Green table
This is very sad news . I had known that he had been sick for a long time. I remember how devoted he was to his daughter who needed more help, through no fault of her own, from her parents and that Jon always put her first . We played in some ...
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
Johathan, they were almost unanimously enthusiastic and wanted Paul to return for a second session but by the next day the factions made things too difficult. It is hard with such a large number to come to a solid consensus in a short period of time. It is unfortunate that ...
The Death of Teams
The master-point plan was created with a twofold purpose. To track lifetime achievement and establish peer groups. Bridge is at its competitive best played in your general peer group or " playing up " Until we stop using it as a motivator and short term marketing crutch, inflation and it's myriad ...
Eric Murray 1928-2018
I had the pleasure to play on some Canadian teams with Eric and Sami. One such expedition was the 1980 Olympiad in Valkenburg. Bidding boxes were not yet in wide use in North America. During the qualifying rounds It when 3 quick Greens to Murray who later recounted . " I noticed ...

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