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Anthony Pettengell
Anthony Pettengell
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Member Since
April 30, 2016
Last Seen
Aug. 10
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Bridge Player
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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Hurworth (St George's Bridge Centre)
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Polish Club: some doubts
How I play it currently it can include the 'semi-balanced' distributions of 5422 or 6322, though I will also sometimes open those hands as balanced depending on texture, and bearing in mind the awkward rebid from opening 2=2=(5-4) and 2=2=6=3 1. The related question ...
Polish Club: some doubts
1. I agree with others in that it's not that much of a problem, but it's easy to make it a split range and that is theoretically better. 2N there is currently 18–20 or 24–26 for me, with 21-23 going in a multi 2. 2 ...
What are you done with?
I similarly have not grokked the US terminology. It depends on context of course - if the structure of US games is being discussed then go ahead, but if out of context we get a 'Flight A player...' reference, I have no clue what that means in terms of estimated skill ...
Trump suit best play.
How many cards do you have in that third side suit? The more cards in it the more we have to worry about a bad split causing ruffs instead of entries.
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: T94 84 AKQ62 A95
Thanks for the comment. I'll email you something over re system.
Age - JUST a Number!
I played with a 99-year old lady multiple times before moving away from Nottingham. She played around 4 times a week. She's approaching her 100th birthday this summer and is, as far as I'm aware, still playing regularly. Marvellous person.
Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: T8xx x K9xx KQxx
In response to an opening bid this may well be a mixed raise without one of the kings. In response to my (admittedly light) 1M overcalls... 3 will do me. I also agree with Jay below, I want to show the 4th trump in this auction so 2 ...
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: QJ65 T83 62 QJ74
The results so far are broadly what I expected, i.e. a health mixture between 2 and 3. I chose 2 at the table, having considered both, but I'm still not sure which I prefer.
Rajeev Jog's bidding problem: T5 AK9765 QT86 6
I agree [with Timo] and would bid 2 myself, but it's a matter of agreement as to how strong a balancing jump overcall is, and I'm perfectly happy with the proposition that this isn't it too.
Carding Problem
From your/South's perspective Frances - I believe they were referring to North's perspective. I agree with a number of others that a) the lead of a low card indicates declarer has run out of hearts and leading the highest suggests he has another heart remaining; and that b ...

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