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David Payne
David Payne
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 13, 2012
Last Seen
Nov. 22, 2016
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player since the mid-1960's, but have relatively inactive for the past 20 years.  Enjoy testing, playing and creating different bridge bidding systems/conventions, that are ACBL general chart compliant.

I reside in Oxford, CT, USA


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Flight "B" finals in Salt Lake City, Grand National Teams. We came so close to winning, in the 1980's!
Bridge Accomplishments
Several regional and sectional titles, but still missing silver points, for Life Master.
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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What is the Quality of your Overcall?
Just subscribed...THANKS!
How scientific you think that should be (Big Bang 2NT opening)
This is their 2013 WBF convention card. You can purchase a system write-up from: The shared dropbox file from Georgios was excellent; thanks for sharing!
Literature (articles/books) on transfer responses to 1C openers?
Two excellent treatments are below: Dutch Doubleton 2/1 with weak NT (11-14 HCP) 2/1 with 14-16 HCP NT Wish T-Walsh was GCC!
The PDF link below is a good summary of modern signalling methods:
Strong 2!C Openings; Problems and Solutions
For those who might not be familiar with Ray, he is an expert member of the Brunton Bridge Club in the UK, and has shared some excellent and original conventions on the club's website. Of ...
Mike Passell Wins 18,000 Masterpoints on Appeal
Paul, below is the link to the incident in question: I think that the settlement is very fair.
Cheating Scandals: A (tiny) Silver Lining?
Karen Walker can take beginners and advancing bridge players pretty far with this link, along with Fred Gitelman's excellent online BBO training. Another excellent resource is this link from Audery Grant: Along with ...
Board 5 from the 01/31/2015 Common Game
Must be a typo, and north bid 4H, not 4D.
Bridge Software with the best bidding
This link contains the results from the latest world championships in Bali, 2013: I am a big fan of Jack 6.0 (more conventions and systems) and the free program wbridge5, that Paul referenced. There is a free Jack 6.0 demo as well ...
Books on Meckwell Precision?
Try this link for a good outline:

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