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Ant Edwards
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Member Since
Jan. 22, 2011
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Oct. 31
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about me

UK player living in Australia.

Country
United Kingdom

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Favorite Conventions
Fan of general agreements that might not be perfect everywhere, but can be understood in a variety of contexts.
BBO Username
ant590
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Declining the revoke penalty
I had a partner (a regular poster on this site) who used to explain to the director that his partner (me) had "spotted a revoke and wished to claim his prize".
Tablets with a table feel
In Australia we seem to have a lot of written bidding due to the same logic as this. Not the only reason, but it is mentioned when anyone brings the whole "rest of the world doesn't" into view.
GAWRYS Wins Spingold
And a shout out to team Helle who were leading Gawrys at the halfway stage in the RO64 (a feat only managed by Diamond in the whole event)
Seeking PhD Candidate for 3 year Bridge Project
It is common for an academic grant application to include funding for one or more PhD projects closely aligned with the purposes of the grant. In some fields, e.g. Astrophysics, this is the main way that PhD studentships are funded.
BW 2/1: Jumps to 3NT
I love the article by Fred Gitelman on dealing with standard issues in 2/1. There is a whole section called "The (misguided) principle of fast arrival". http://www.bridgeguys.com/pdf/GitelmanImprove21.pdf What we learnt in Bridge 102 is not necessary applicable for life.
Memorizing techniques
These 5 tips are very sensible, and have the overall aim (although it's not stated as such) of moving from "system 1" to "system 2" thinking in the Kahneman sense (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow).
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: AT862 AJ7 A AKJ6
I like putting the focus on hearts. Does 3NT...4 promise 4 pieces? If it doesn't (any maybe even if it does), I want partner to value heart honours more highly than club or diamond honours, so I bid 4. Also, now they are captain, I have ...
Bowling Along 3 - Manic Monday
Sounds like all players and directing team followed due protocol. Glad to hear it (and two cheers for screens).
Bowling Along 3 - Manic Monday
On board 27, what was the auction where East settles for 6 rather than insisting on a heart contract?
Weaks Twos: Short strokes?
(d) it's unusual to play your normal Keycard structure here. Something like 0/1/1/2/2 i.e. step 1= 0 keys step 2 = 1 no queen step 3 = 1 & queen step 4 = 2 no queen step 5 = 2 & queen
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