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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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Bill March's bidding problem: KQT87 T84 --- 95432
Thank you for explaining Gregory.
Bill March's bidding problem: KQT87 T84 --- 95432
I suppose it's a matter of style. I would expect partner to have the shape to double for takeout, which will be 0-2 hearts, or significant extra strength.
Bill March's bidding problem: KQT87 T84 --- 95432
I have never heard that phrase before and haven't the foggiest idea what it means in terms of bridge! Would you mind explaining?
Bill March's bidding problem: KQT87 T84 --- 95432
You consider Txx in hearts a big negative opposite partner's shortage (given the reopening double)? They're not a *feature*, but I don't see the problem. The void - fair enough. I'd much prefer if the void was in clubs rather than diamonds, partner's suit. But I ...
Play Problem from Support Your Club on BBO
What does "standard" mean on a king lead, standard attitude or standard count? Either way, I'm playing the 8.
Polish Up Your Bridge 3: Purely Wasted
The why is to resolve the ambiguity in the auction 1 - 1M - 2, which otherwise could be 5/4 either way in the minors. Having 1N mean as above means that auction promises 5 diamonds so partner can give preference/false-preference without worry.
Polish Up Your Bridge 3: Purely Wasted
Both myself and my partner also prefer 1 to be unbalanced and to open 1 with 5332 hands with 5 diamonds. We also would with some 5422 hands, something like Kx/AJxx/QTxxx/Kx being obvious. As commented further up I fully accept that this particular hand should ...
Ian Grant's bidding problem: AK82 T76 J962 75
@Richard: your T76 looks better than it did previously, and your AK become more offensive than all-purpose. That said, while the value of your hand in offensive situations has improved/it's defensively worsened, I'm not bidding up that high! I'd push to 4 over a 4 ...
Waltraud Gruening's bidding problem: 87 5 AKQJT73 KT7
If treating as if 2 started the auction (which I approve of for simplicity’s sake, the scheme also being quite functional), should 3 (/4) show strength?
Polish Up Your Bridge 3: Purely Wasted
I would like to think that discussions about hypothetical hands and general bidding structure have meaning regardless of egregious bidding errors on the hand in the original post. If you don't agree, feel free to avoid the discussion Ron, and leave the rest of us to it. @Barry, Martin ...

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