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David Matthews
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 25, 2013
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Originally from the UK where I use to play at Young Chelsea Bridge Club and in the London League for City of London College in the early Seventies. Now living in Perth, West Australia.


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Won some West Australia (WA) State Events and represented WA at Open and Senior level. Mostly average at best.
Regular Bridge Partners
Chris Ingham; Cynthia Belonogoff; Nick Cantatore; Anton Pol; David Schokman; Don Allen
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Nedlands Bridge Club, Perth
Favorite Tournaments
Watching Bermuda Bowl and Spingold
Favorite Conventions
Transfers with SA's; New Minor Forcing; Modified Michaels (Bailey); Lebensohl; Puppet Stayman; Russian Twos (invented by C Belonogoff); MSKC
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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Over 1000 comments. Is this a record?
Best option?
Sorry, yes. Did not read his post carefully enough!
Best option?
Ben, I wouldn't be discarding a Club as that basically gives declarer the contract if he has AKx of Clubs. For me the 3 of Spades is the discard. If I was to switch at T3 it would again be the 3S.
First unpleasant experience of changed 2017 Laws
Bidding Box, David
Dangerous spot
Yep, agreed. 3D is some sort of Bergen raise? Personally I would just bid 4H. In my carding arrangements partner cannot lead 5D from 3 small (we play MUD and second from 4 small). So 5D is either a singleton, or from 3 to the Jack (declarer will then play ...
David Matthews's bidding problem: KQ94 K9 K76 AQJT
Interesting, Richard. I was South and held A72 54 J832 K752 and felt that I couldn't double without another Spade. North doubled and now I could only bid 4C which went 2 off for the heaviest loss of 7 Imps (Cross Imping). The King of Hearts is waste paper ...
Time for a rethink
I feel fortunate to play in Australia where most things are allowed. Brown Stickers are played at the local club session and no one has any problem with them. Here in WA, in the higher level comps, some partnerships are once again playing Forcing Pass and Mosquito has its adherents ...
David Matthews's bidding problem: J842 T AT843 987
Greg You are quite right. In an average club field I assumed my partner was 4405 and decided to pass, on the assumption that I was weak and even if we made 10 tricks that 2 Spades making 10 for +170 would be a reasonable score. Additionally, although playing with ...
Limit Raise?
Assuming second hand is passing this is an automatic 4H for me. Why make it easy for opponents? Imagine it goes 3H (limit) and next hand doubles whether Vul or Non Vul. Now the opponents should be able to judge whether to bid 3S,4S or a minor game when ...
Love's Bridge Squeezes Complete for PC
I have never liked Clyde E Love's book on squeeze play with its BLUE pneumonic (I do have to admit it's 40 years since I read it). In my opinion the best book on squeeze play is The Squeeze at Bridge by H.G. Freehill. This book, although ...

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