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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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Hurworth (St George's Bridge Centre)
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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 ...
New Bridge Magazine!
Having to make a website account simply to get an email newsletter is certainly not unknown but not what I'd call normal - but in any event, even if you consider it normal, it is certainly unnecessary! I hesitate to criticise the format of what is no doubt a low- ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: KQJT5 JT K7543 2
Is 2N natural or a heart raise? How good is your minimum heart suit for a vulnerable 2 overcall?
ATB Precision
I think my answer depends on scoring, which we haven't been given. At MPs I think no real blame; West could have made a move, but moving past 3N to seek an uncertain club slam isn't clear to me (though maybe it should be?). At IMPs I think ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: K4 Q6 AKJ72 J765
I voted then went to the other poll, which I hadn't seen before - I agree exactly with your comment there Richard. That diamond suit just makes it worth the 2NT stretch in my opinion, but it's close (Qx in hearts isn't great, and Kx spades is a ...
Which club?
This is interesting. I'm used to having the difference be signalling, so opener can ask for attitude or count by choosing between A or K, and I'd hesitate to give that up. How was your experience of the quasi-count leads Steve, and was it worth it vs a ...
Checkback choices and continuations
I would only rebid 1 with an 18+ balanced hand if the hand had 5 spades, and I'm happy with that systemic treatment, but thank you for the suggestion. I agree with the 1 rebid rather than 2N or 2 when opener does have 5 spades ...
Checkback choices and continuations
Having thought about it more subsequent to comments, the argument for all natural makes sense. My initial thought was there still needed to be a way to find a 4-4 spade fit where responder had 4 cards in each major, but the uninterrupted sequence 1-1-2NT-3 doesn't ...
Checkback choices and continuations
Exactly as Brian describes. We use standard Odwrotka at the moment, but acknowledge that some 3-card heart suits don't want to be locked into the major if partner were to show a 5-card suit with the Odwrotka answer, hence 2NT could technically include 3 cards in responder's major.

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