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Andrew Petrick
Andrew Petrick
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Member Since
July 19, 2010
Last Seen
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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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Inverted Minors
1) Doesn't matter to me whether I play strong or weak NT 2) I hate 1m-2nt as an invite ... much prefer it to be a long suit fit in partner's minor usually 6+ but too weak to ever sugggest 3nt as playable 3) I raise s with 4 ...
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Spot card signaling has been banned to give count .... reason possible hesitation when not carrying the needed denomination .... odd spot odd number, even spot even number, echo to reverse the meaning .... there is no need to bat an eye in this method but still banned with no ability to reason ...
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
I have no idea on the time line any more .... was presenting system notes fpr the nationals and shocked when it was no longer in the GCC ... so don't know when it was removed \
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
One approach to big club/precision systems is to have opener instead of responder start out the hand description ... this can be accomplished by bidding 1-1 waiting instead of negative or transfer... The other key thing is to get the big balanced NT out of the 1 ...
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
I am glad we have something to agree on Michael ... but this is not about my "pet convention" Being able to bid a 4 card suit "naturally" is integral to a number of systems like Fantunes, Naturelle, Precision and a number of big club schemes. The 4441 Roman hands need ...
Top 25 Tips for better match point results
no problem for me ... opened andreadeasily
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Michael, whats deplorable is not answering a question I have asked a number of times .... "why is "natural" a 5+ suit instead of a 4+ suit?" "deplorable - causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable" Asking repeatedly without response is deplorable ... I am sorry if the shoe fits ...
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
In praise of the committee for liberalization? It would be a simple matter to answer a question like mine (removing 44 in the majors from the GCC). Not answering is like the opposite of transparency and leaves us wondering about the politics of it all, the influence of a few ...
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
deplorable
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
for me this argument holds no water for a number of reasons but in the very least opening 2 Flanneery leaves opponents no room to cue bid at a low level yet it is allowed... If you can overcall 2 naturally with a 5+ card suit, letting ...
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