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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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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 ...
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: T94 84 AKQ62 A95
Thank you all for the reassurance. I opened this 1 without thought, but it was suggested this might be worth a 1N opening. I disagree, though didn't trust my judgement. Throw in a black jack and I might well upgrade (because of the AKQxx suit).
Best use for artificial 2NT opening
I concur, low frequency but typically excellent results when it does arise. I like playing split range, weak or strong (5–10 OR 17/18+, or whatever ranges you choose). The strong hands are even lower frequency but it doesn't hurt to put them in there and strong hands ...
Agreement over (1!S) - 2!H - (2!S) - ?
This (with 2NT = inv+ raise) is the 'default' that I play. Transfers are certainly workable too, as I'm sure are many other systemic treatments. What I definitely want is separate ways to compete to 3 and show an invite, and I want to show the fit immediately - which ...
Open 1D or 1C (with 4D and 5C)?
Without agreements to do otherwise I open 1 in a standard structure and rebid 2 over a 1 response. With agreements rebidding 1N is fine, as is opening 1 and rebidding 2. They all have advantages and disadvantages. In a Polish Club or Precision context ...
Forcing or not?
Even if 1 showed 4+ clubs, it can be hardly be said that 1 denies club support of any kind. I don't think the length of 1 is relevant so long as it is natural to some extent. 1 says nothing about clubs regardless, and ...
New Bridge Magazine!
I endeavoured to make it very clear that I was looking forward to the magazine and that content was what it should be judged on. If that wasn't clear, or if my tone came across as being negative towards those producing this new content, then I sincerely apologise. That ...

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