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Andrew Petrick
Andrew Petrick
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 19, 2010
Last Seen
April 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

My biggest bridge accomplishment was winning the Canadian National teams flight B event in Montréal in 2001

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Second comes defeating the Canadian National team in the first round knockouts at the world bridge championship in 2002

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I play O bridge a lot under handle C21... Somehow we manage a top 10 finish in their tournaments once or twice a week and every once in a while we will rip off a first

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First and foremost I am a bridge theoretician; I love studying and designing systems even more than playing the game

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Playing two over one I like to keep it very simple; I used to play a lot of Canape Precision but not anymore

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My two main systems are Fantunes and Naturelle

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Naturelle (designed by partner and theoretician David Kresh) is very similar in its opening structure to Fantunes but that is where the similarities begin and end. One of a suit is 15 to 22 high card points; one club also includes any strong two bids that would have been open two clubs in standard systems.

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Opening two of a suit shows an unbalanced 11 to 14 high. A two no-trump opening is 11 to 14 with 55+ in the majors. A 1 no-trump opening is 11 to 14 high card points and includes all 5422 and 5332 shapes. Preempts are always made without a side Ace or king.

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Naturelle puts great emphasis on discovering working points and waste through short suit game/slam tries. It also abandons negative doubles and take out doubles in favour of penalty doubles. Only a passed hand in the pass out seat can make a takeout double.

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Naturelle has very few conventions outside of short suit tries: Stayman, game forcing Stayman and key card are about it. Almost everything else is bid naturally. The system goes by bidding higher quickly with competitive hands and staying very low with big hands. The hardest part of learning Naturelle is unlearning all the artificial bids made in standard systems.

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Playing Naturelle is the most fun I've ever had in my life.

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a doubled slam contract with Trumps 5-0 offside
Bridge Accomplishments
An extensive knowledge of bridge systems, old and new
Regular Bridge Partners
David Kresh, Karl Gohl, Ferd Bernjak and many on OKbridge
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Ambassador Bridge club, Winnipeg and of course intense participation on OKbridge
Favorite Tournaments
Canadian National teams
Favorite Conventions
Short suit game tries/slam tries
BBO Username
Best21club
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Gohl Petrick Fantunes Jacobs
Jacob's Fantunes GCC modified 1!C 1!d 1!h 1!s forcing opening
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Naturelle
Naturelle: Opening 1 suit 15-22 hcp "Strong2" opens 1!c; 2!c-2nt= 11-14
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Naturelle Light
Naturelle: Opening 1 suit 15-22 hcp "Strong2" opens 1!c; 2!c-2nt= 11-14
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In The Well: Chip Martel
Chip, do you have any thoughts on big club systems? Have you ever experimented with such systems, wondering why many world-class pairs use them? What is your favourite defence against a strong club?
ACBL to adopt EBU results file format
All Bridge players suffer from personal delusion - - thinking they are a much better player than their results would show .... burst the bubble with a rating scheme may cost a few memberships .. any way back to the joy of Bridge
Essay: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BBO Bots
In terms of money efficiency I like OKBridge because : 1. ten 12 board tourneys per day (played in an hour or less) 2. can win 1.5 master points per tourney 3. only costs $150 per year (50c per day) 4. open tables to play on all the time 5 ...
BW 2/1: Opener's "High Reverse"
I like the idea that after 2/1 that rebidding same opening suit (or a lower suit) shows a hand in the minimum range (say 11-14 hcp) as a "waiting bid" .... anything above the trump suit shows extras and there awakens partner to slam possibilities. No need to differentiate between ...
In the Well: Dennis Bilde
Do you think you would love or hate playing a big club system? Why?
1!D Overcall: legal on 3 card suit?
double then 1nt shows 18-20 hcp
1!D Overcall: legal on 3 card suit?
Would it mater if the 1 overcall was alerted as a "scramble"?
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Continuing with shape %: 4432 21.6 % 5332 15.6 5431 13.0 5422 10.7 4333 10.5 6322 5.7 % 6421 4.7 6331 3.5 5521 3.2 4441 3.0 % 7321 1.8 6430 1.3 5440 1.2 5530 00.9 % 6511 00.7 6520 00 ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Putting some of this together makes it more interesting: High Card Points & % 0-2 = 2.3 % 3-5 = 11.5 6-8 = 23.1 9-11 = 27.7 % Non Openers = 64.6 % pf the time 12-14 = 20.5 % 15-17 = 10.0 18-20 = 3.2 21-23 = 00.6 % Openers = 34.3 % of the time (The ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
If the below is correct then simple math gives us these percentages: HCP % approximately 2,365,000 deals on VuGraph 0 00.3 % 1 00.7 2 01.3 3 02.5 4 03.8 5 05.2 % 6 06.4 7 07.9 8 08.8 9 09.3 ...
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