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John Newman
John Newman
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Member Since
Nov. 3, 2013
Last Seen
Oct. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

In 2013 I played my first youth bridge event. Somehow bridge now pays my bills. No complaints here, I love the game. 

Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Having just read about squeezes, I risked my contract for overtricks by leading out queen from AT9xx Qx. I crushed the singleton jack on my right! This created a repeating triple squeeze for all the tricks, but I didn't want all the tricks, I wanted my first stepping stone. I played up to the nine, then began jettisoning winners to preserve the ending, and threw lefty in, so she'd have to lead into ace-ten at trick twelve.
Bridge Accomplishments
Building some momentum in the youth bridge scene. Winning some Australian nationals, including the Gold Coast pairs.
Favorite Tournaments
Any national with friends who are willing to try and win but also be silly between sessions.
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None
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Liam Milne's bidding problem: KQJT6 Q9 9 AQ743
What do you think Liam?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: x AKQJ AKQJ AKQJ
Does the subsequent 5 cue have any bearing on a first round spade control? I would guess not, because you're too unlikely to meet all those conditions? Or is that what 5 the first time means? Ps: thanks for your website, I use it all the time.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: x AKQJ AKQJ AKQJ
5NT pick a slam
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ96 QJT976 54 A
4 (last train, issue)
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: T96 AT KT54 QT64
4 followed by another move seems right with the poll hand - if you imagine hands that are too scared to open 1 it's an effort to imagine a hand that won't make 5. 6 will be gin most of the time surely?
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ753 73 T A8754
At the table, my partner bid 5. I was opener, and very concerned that the defence would begin heart, heart, heart. Hoping partner's clubs were AJ(T)+, strong enough to ruff high, I passed. As it happens, partner can trump the third round of hearts with the stiff ...
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ753 73 T A8754
I agree about your thoughts on 2♥ and 3♣. If you want diamonds to be trumps, wouldn't 4♦ clarify that over 4♣? Doesn't 5♣ suggest a final contract? If partner had a huge single-suiter without club tolerance, perhaps they would rebid 4♦ over 3♣? I could easily be ...
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ753 73 T A8754
Still looking for the right game. There's a chance that opener will rebid 3NT. 3♥ is flexible.
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ753 73 T A8754
I agree that 3D would not be forcing if responder had passed the double, but given responder’s voluntary 3C over double, how would you proceed?
Bridge Cheating Scandal - A New Cheat
Don't listen to them Pete, keep taking the piss. If Roger's disappointed it's probably just in himself for falling for click bait title. Take the piss, take the piss!
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