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Glen Ashton
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Member Since
Nov. 26, 2011
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Bridge Writer
about me
I'm a software developer, writer, bridge player, and military historian currently living in Ottawa Canada. Writing is a hobby, and I like to write novels, screenplays, and military history books. Bridge is a great pastime, and I play tournament bridge when I can and watch online bridge while doing other work or writing on my computer. I also write about bridge, and many articles and a former blog can be found at My military history site can be found at

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Vaguely spade-oriented system -any thoughts on where it's from?
In a big club format ETM Spry has: > 1 is 15+, but 18+ if 5+s (except 15+ if 5-5+ in the majors) > 1 is 10-14 with 4s > 1 is 10-17, either 10-14 with 4 or 14-17 with 5+s, or 10-11 5s flat ...
"Natural" with limited 2m openings
Was playable in the 2017 Open USBC
Convention Chart Revisions
I love the renaming
Changes to ACBL rules on announcement of 1NT range.
This is now the rule on BBO for ACBL tournaments, but not elsewhere
Late Start Netherlands v NZ QF1
Personally I like the approach where if an unfortunate issue is raised, the teams working together with the TD ensure there is a level playing field, even if there is a minor time inconvenience
Late Start Netherlands v NZ QF1
In the KO Bach-Cornell play suction over some 1C and 1D openings There was a filing issue: Then there was an issue that the Netherlands had not identified this change for the ...
BBR13: Italy vs. USA2
Board 13 does not look like a misunderstanding, since double jumping to 4C even if natural makes little sense
RR4 Board 30
Magnus: "All is not lost when the hearts don't break, which happens 64% of the time. East needs to have the Q of spades." By this logic, one can flip this, that is take the S finesse first, and if that doesn't succeed then hearts need to be ...
About that demographic cliff...
"I question whether the best option for the long term survival of bridge in North America is to deliberately splinter the organization" The majority of ACBL members are not concerned about the long term survival of the ACBL, but prefer it remains in place in a cost effective manner while ...
Which method is best and why?
I believe that the Italian method is best, attitude leads vs NT, low from odd vs suit, UPDCA. I could write 100 pages on why this is the case, but the only convincing thing would be to try it for some months. Like bidding systems, you should only play a ...
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