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John Gillespie
John Gillespie
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April 30, 2013
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What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
A friend of mine told me of bidding to 7 in the Blue Ribbons and being doubled by Frank Stewart(?). He gave it as a play problem and obviously you needed a trump coup or some such as everything else was solid. The doubler had zero, zilch, nada and ...
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
My wife and I were in South Africa and got 2 mutts from the pound. Hers was a (mostly) Rhodesian Ridgeback and mine a Jack Russell. As yet unnamed we BBQed (err Braiied) up a couple of T-Bones and gave the remains to each of them. Mine scarfed hers down ...
Save Bundy's Sanity
An opponent in a KO match asked me if I agreed that my partner hesitated and I said No. That was a coma.
Save Bundy's Sanity
Too bad it was the last hand. When it happens to me I psyche (another big lie) against them at the earliest opportunity even if it's months later. Once that got a prolonged tank and I got to call the Director in mid-auction who stayed at the table rather ...
"Under strength" 2!C opening bid - ruling?
Would this opener not be (or should it be) alertable? The grounds being a highly unusual/unexpected meaning by partnership agreement.
What do you bid - seeking guidance on an UI problem
I can see the Director allowing the auction to proceed on the off chance it goes something like 1nt passed around to you. Once you had this auction they could save time by cancelling play and awarding 60%. You were flawless and it's in the hands of the proper ...
ATB - 7N a no-no
As for 5nt pick a slam west should try 7 over 6 as pick a grand. With bad breaks likely in 1 or both majors I see no reason to think notrump is the right strain. The 5 bid gets a mention as that can hardly be ...
Ethical or not?
Well I can imagine 85 year old Dolly with her spotlight of a lamp and big magnifier glass so just like the rest of bridge always and never do not exist.
You be the judge!
Passing 4 knowing you are safe at the 5-level may not be the best choice but if a significant minority would coupled with the UI and the egregious leap to slam it's a clear rollback imo. As to whether the 4 bidder huddled or the opp asked ...
If I manage to avoid the opponents leading or bidding out of turn I average a director call about every 4-5 years.

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