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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Now in Mid 50s, have been member of one bridge club for 40 years - and pretty well play in the one club. Married with one youth and work in insurance.

I like to think that I am a highly ethical, polite and considerate to partner and opponents.


United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Overcalling a multi 2D on a six card spade suit - only to find that that was the suit intended.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning a pack of 6 mixer drinks in an EBU magazine competition
Regular Bridge Partners
Professor WJ Zakrzewski
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Don't play in any.
Favorite Conventions
My own!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Is playing the same boards in a pairs event important?
Or a very intesne 1st round - 1 board on each table, after the hand is played ask them to duplicate it - and tell them which table to pass it to. Having the pack of cards for the duplicate sorted means you can deal straight into the 4 hands - will only ...
Law on Bidding after Pause
I don't like it - but a proactive "Do you think your partner could has showed unauthorised information due to his actions?" might eventually train them up. "Any extraneous information from partner that might suggest a call or play is unauthorized. This includes remarks, questions, replies to questions, unexpected alerts ...
Law on Bidding after Pause
In EBU guidelines a pause before a double suggests that partner remove it. Your partner did remove it but it is probable that there is no logical alternative - and in any case NS weren't damaged by the action. In future just make the call in the same tempo as ...
Comparable Call?
It happens a lot - when discussing appeals and likewise, many 'experts' impute their own interpretations on what a call may possibly mean. What we are discussing here, though, is whether South would want to allow his partner to respond to his replacement call. To do so he must make a ...
Comparable Call?
Yes there are many players who would play that a 1 overcall can be made on a weaker than opening hand but a 2 or 3 overcall would show values. (TIC)
Comparable Call?
There is no UI after a change of call if it to a comparable call or to the lowest call secifying the same denomination, however there are two subsequent sections to prevent damage. 23C AND Law 27D Law 27D basically replicates law 23C except it tells us to adjust the ...
Comparable Call?
if they are playing a weak no trump then South would have opened 1NT, not 1.
Is playing the same boards in a pairs event important?
Our club will play a 10-table Howell for 24 boards. (Time constraints prevent 27) the only inconvenience is that the Director has to sit at table 10 rather than table 1 - and we prefer to select a stationary NS as the missing pair. The EBU has a 70% rule - in ...
Mechanical error
Where does it say in the laws that 'may' does not apply here? "Established usage has been retained in regard to “may” do (failure to do it is not wrong), “does” (establishes procedure without suggesting that violation be penalised) “should” do (failure to do it is an infraction jeopardising the ...
Insufficient Bid
Maybe Jeff it is because the OP states that 2 was corrected to 3. So, apropos Mr Rainsford, either the 2 call is accepted or the TD rules on the 3 replacement call - there are no other options.
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