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Anthony Pettengell
Anthony Pettengell
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April 30, 2016
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about me

I began playing bridge while at uni in Durham, UK, unfortunately not starting until near the end of my undergraduate degree. I spent 3 years in Nottingham, mainly playing at the Nottingham, Woodborough and Phoenix bridge clubs, and helping to (re)start the university club there. I moved to Middlesbrough in September 2017 and am now playing in Darlington at the St George's Bridge Centre.


I have played Acol, 2/1, Precision, and Polish Club, and I am keen to try new systems. I mainly fall down in defence (don't we all?) or just in making silly errors. We can but try to improve!

United Kingdom

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Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: AT5 --- J8543 T9532
I think 2NT in your auction is less obviously the minors (1NT after an overcall might have neither minor and long spades, unlike after an initial pass), but if you tend to pass with those hands then fair!
1NT or not?
I treat this as too strong to open 1NT with most partners, hence 1, but I understand the lure of a 1NT opening and don't denigrate it. For me it has nothing to do with double majors & small doubleton. The pure HCP combinations without tenaces are suggestive of ...
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: A652 K7652 73 K2
@Bill: I'm surprised I didn't get a unanimous result on this one, though to be fair it's close to it in BW terms!
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: 85 QJT85 JT87 J2
Perhaps I've spent too long playing student bridge...
Anthony Pettengell's lead problem: 532 4 AQ7432 AT3
As to the lead, A was what I lead at the table for the same reason. It didn't work out, but I'm glad others seem to agree with my logic.
Anthony Pettengell's lead problem: 532 4 AQ7432 AT3
I have no disagreement with those who suggest this is too strong for the bid. I certainly would open 1 rather than a weak 2, were a weak 2 opening available to me, but different considerations apply when overcalling, and vulnerable this felt appropriate as a 2 ...
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: A43 KQ72 K984 K3
I wish I had thought of this at the table, I agree it is the best course without further agreements. We had no prior agreement as to whether 3 was forcing, and I wasn't going to risk as score of +170/200/230... I therefore just bid 4 ...
Plan the play: 2!S at teams
2NT would show the strong balanced hand, so Ogust responses start from 3, making the fourth step 3. Apologies for not specifying this.
Plan the play: 2!S at teams
At the point when you play this hand you have no idea how strong either opponent is, other than the context of the match. I'm new-ish to the area still and didn't recognise them.
Anthony Pettengell's lead problem: T96 52 AJ973 976
I didn't ask at the table. I would assume 3 over 2 would show 3-card support, whereas 4 in this sequence could well be Hx.

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