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Anthony Pettengell
Anthony Pettengell
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April 30, 2016
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about me

I started playing bridge while at uni in Durham, UK, a couple of years ago. Now based in Nottingham, I mainly play at the Nottingham, Woodborough and Phoenix bridge clubs.

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I have played Acol, 2/1, Precision, and Polish Club, and I am keen to try new systems. I have a slight preference for a weak 1NT opening and 5-card majors. Anyone who wants to play strong or artificial club systems or discuss continuations thereof please get in touch.

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I mainly fall down in defence (don't we all?) or just in making silly errors. We can but try to improve!

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Nottingham, Woodborough, Phoenix
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Antonyx
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The books have got to go.... Part II
Though I don't have experience with 'back in the day' for the concept (I learnt at uni 5 years ago, so basically everything is takeout), I think you're completely right about the most common defensive error being a lack of takeout double. In particular, the auction 2 ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
Although it's not news to me, it still baffles me that this system is in place at all, but that's coming from a UK perspective. The Multi 2 is relatively common over here, with one local club of mine in particular having a large number of pairs ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
*Some* defences are complex, but they really don't have to be. A partnership choosing their own defence, without being handed them, can choose simple defences if they struggle with memory issues.
Knowing your partners preempts
Thanks for that Erik, much quicker than me working from the pdf. Here's the updated file, in English etc (I went with NS/EW as they were shorter than 'unfavourable' or even 'unfav'): https://www.dropbox.com/s/t17tbb9oeqq8l6f/108%20preempts.pdf?dl=0
Knowing your partners preempts
A useful document - I might re-do it in English and with suit symbols if that's ok? Also is that a LaTeX document? If so, and you don't mind me redoing it, any chance I could have the TeX file?
Who has what left ?
Even seeing that diamond suit in dummy? I'm vastly inexperienced/a poor player compared to most people on here, but even I would immediately think "what four cards am I going to discard?" before throwing the first card away. Whether a player makes the right conclusions as to what ...
Plan the play
Oh you can (and yes of course, the 2 comment was me not thinking properly). But partner might not bid 1NT... what do you rebid after 2? Same issue with 2 and 3 rebids. You could make the 2 rebid after 2 show less ...
Plan the play
I knew someone would mention this and almost commented on it from the get-go, but I was posting for the purposes of initial play thoughts not bidding. Open 1 and rebid 2 if you wish, but you're promising 6 spades and an unbalanced hand systemically. A 2 ...
Niko Roemer's bidding problem: 9762 T874 Q74 K9
Wouldn't 4 still be a splinter after a 2 rebid by advancer, so whether or not 3 is forcing that approach works too? I agree that I certainly wouldn't risk 3 being forcing at the table...
Plan the play
I like this line; definitely better than the one I took and I think it's probably best on reflection. This was roughly my thought process at the table, but I was loathe to give up a diamond in case spades were 3-3 with no duck or K onside, meaning ...
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