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Andrew Petrick
Andrew Petrick
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 19, 2010
Last Seen
12 hours ago
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
Website
http://pe-trick.com/

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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2nt taking up too much space? Not really, here's a solution.
What works better for us is opening 1 on all (16-26 hcp) big balanced hands but one (that is opened 1) .... 1 denies 4s transfering to 1nt, 1 response shows 4+ , 1n through 2 are all transfers and higher responses are specialty bids
In a slump . . . .
increase your exercize ... its cheaper than going to clairavoyance school
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I was deleriously happy to read Gvin's: "I would very much like a rewrite of the definition of 'natural' to include: 1. Any opening, bid, response or overcall at any level which shows 4 or more cards in the suit bid. 2. Any suit-raise response which shows 3 or ...
Can't play to the 13th trick
Thanks!
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
You seem such an authority on what is going on ibside what you calll "novices", whats going on inside their heads .... how sure are you that you "know"?
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Jeff what do you do with a middling soul trying to take his/or her game to one level higher ... a B player to an A, an A player to an expert, an expert to world class? By corollary, if you have been playing Bridge for a decade or more ...
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
In your methods how do you open your ROMAN 13-14 hcp with 4=4=1=4 Stiff ? Is there anything special about opener's rebids after this opening?
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
You said you have made changes to your 2 precision opener. This bid has always been a bit controversial for big club theorists ... What changes did you make and why? What problems did the changes solve?
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
My experience is that first year players do not give up on Bridge because bidding around them is too complicated ...they usually just ignore it and just bid their own hand when they can what they don't like, and this is not just the rookies, is "alert", "alert", "alert ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Its all the conotaion not the denotation if you know the difference .... negro and black have very similar denotations and very different connotaions People don't mind being called rookies .... I don't know anyone who responds well to being called a novice
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