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John Currie
John Currie
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 25, 2012
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

County-standard player from Manchester, England.  Been playing seriously again since 2013 after a 28 year "children" hiatus.

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Manchester League and Manchester PotY in 2015
Regular Bridge Partners
Rodney Lighton, David Barton, Royce Alexander, Neil Thomas and Kath Nelson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall
BBO Username
fiendsdale
ACBL Ranking
None
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What is an Expert in EBUland?
Some players will have hidden their grade, so the actual totals will be a little higher. Those whose grades are evolving include Z.Mahmood and A.Robson, who are in an elite group of 7 players that have a rating of more than 70%
What is an Expert in EBUland?
According to the EBU website 14% of players are Jack or above 8% Queen or above 5% King or above 2.3% AC or above 1.0% AD or above 0.4% AH or above 0.2% AS (75 players out of 47,000)
John Currie's bidding problem: AK AKJ963 --- AKQ87
On the actual hand, partner had 2 hearts and 3 clubs, and would have responded 6 clubs to 5 notrumps. Hearts were 3-2 with the queen not doubleton. Although clubs were 4-1, 6C made and 6H didn’t. Not sure how 5NT would be interpreted, 6H was actually bid over ...
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
Could a less than completely ethical player make a slow double on a hand where they are confident of taking the contract off, e.g. holding KQJ10 of spades and an ace, or could they get a ruling against them for the slow double in this circumstance?
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
@David Gold Do you adopt the same policy to the partners, team mates and sponsors of convicted collusive cheaters? That is, those playing with them after they are allowed to play again.
John Currie's lead problem: JT6 J KJT8643 95
North was "old school" where double meant "lead the first suit bid by dummy", and his AQC sat over the king. South was of the "figure out what I want" school. That was minus 1210 (I was the lucky west). Needless to say there was a heated debate, with North ...
Gold Cup
This year, because of the lower entry, the Gold Cup in England has been reduced to one round of 32 boards before the seeds and 48 board matches are introduced. Previously there were two rounds of 32 boards before the seeds entered the draw. I think the prospect of 48 ...
BW Policy on Cheating Allegations
Andrew Robson led small from KQJxx in this year's BB, against Meckwell I think. It was the only lead to take the contract off, even though declarer had Axx opposite 10xx. Declarer went up with the Ace to (a) block the suit (b) prevent Forrester getting in and finding ...
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