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Andrew Petrick
Andrew Petrick
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 19, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 16
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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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 ...
Convention Chart Revisions
The one concern I had was the most basic allowable meaning of a cue bid of opener's suit.... it used to be that it could be defined as a big hand, say of 15+ hcp and takeout-ish ... when I last looked I think the language has it backwards disallowing ...
John McAllister Interview
there is no reason all participants entered into bridgemate cpo;d not be sent a detailed email of the event before they even get home or to the bar .... with dealing machines and coordinated acbl wide events even greater juicy tidbits can be sent with great appreciation
ACBL Convention Charts: Proposed Revisions
Interesting that an artificial cue bid overcall (unless weak) must contain at least one known suit .... that would preclude using it in the classic sense to show a strong hand ... for example we use it to show 0-1 or 0-2 cards in the cued suit and at least 15+ hcp ...
Transfer Honeymoon Relays
the trouble with relays is that they must be bid perfectly ... the slightest mistake leads to wild misinformation .... they need a dedicated partnership with both partners possessing a meticulous carefulness and perfect memory .... very few fit that unless a pro
Gidwani is ACBL's Next CEO
AGREED IT WAS HANDLED VERY UNPROFESSIONALLY .... this would take tlc and wisdom but could be a huge win
Gidwani is ACBL's Next CEO
Best to buy out or partner OJBridge .... charge $50 per year to all members .... multiple benefits and great leverage for an already working hi quality product
Something unusual ...
We standardize our 2nt bid (in all types of competition) here as a constructive plus 4+ card support for opener's major (over a minor 2nt is a weak preemptive support hand
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