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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.

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.

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

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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How would you rule?
Specifically at this position and vulnerability I have no issue with the 2NT overcall. I wouldn't do an equivalent bid showing 5-5 majors with 5-4, nor would I do this at equal vulnerability or in any other position. I've done a 2NT opener (showing weak or strong 5-5 ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: K6 K98762 Q976 6
Even when the 1NT is defined as 10-12...?
Is Vulnerability An Issue
Is the scenario meant to be "you are vulnerable"? It says not at the moment, but that is favourable which doesn't fit with how the answers are posed.
Limited information - defending 1NT
Although 2 from 5 is possible, partner might have AQ872 and think the 7 would look like top of nothing? It's not my style to lead the 2 from that when playing 4th highest but I can see someone doing it.
Limited information - defending 1NT
Note to self: don't comment on BW articles while tired and prone to not reading the whole scenario. Sorry about that. Thanks for pointing it out.
Limited information - defending 1NT
As described above, if partner has Axxx (or indeed Axxxx) leading the J gives declarer two spades and doesn't gain us a trick. Partner has 8-10 points and won't have two further entries to establish a spade if he has 5. If partner has AQxx(x) then we ...
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: T82 KJT9764 K 52
Little offence, with KJT9 in a 7-card suit? I can fully understand passing due to agreements that require more constructive 2 bids, with 3 seeming too pushy at this vulnerability, but I think 'way too little offence' as a general comment is a misdescription. To me 2 ...
When to bid a NT-game with 10 opposite a 14-16 NT or 9 opposite a 15-17 NT
I can easily imagine that our perceptions/remembered experiences are wrong about this Paul, but do you have links to the research showing that? I would be interested in reading about it. (In any event 10-14 and 9-15 are likely to be negligibly different, despite 10-14 feeling nicer.)
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: A QT9765 AQT KT4
Much nicer in systems with a strong or artificial club (Precision, Polish Club etc), where this is an easy 3 rebid. In approach-forcing/2 systems this probably has to be 2, but I'm not happy about it.
Opening Balanced 11 Counts: Helps or Hurts?
As other people point out, it's very system dependent. Given a 3-point NT, in a strong club context 11-13 or 14-16 feel best (slight preference for 14-16, though to be fair I haven't played 11-13 to test it). I've played the classic 13-15, but opening flat 16-counts ...

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