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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
3 minutes 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!
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Insufficient Bid
Insufficient Bid
That is why the word 'attributable' is used. If the new call shows a 1 opening bid then that is attributable to the IB - similarly if the new call shows a 1 response. Obviously partner can try and guess as to whether the attributable meaning is the correct ...
Insufficient Bid
I take back the last sentence - the TD has to determine if it is a comparable call.
Insufficient Bid
"And in #2, would you volunteer that information so the player is fully aware of the ramifications of using that particular replacement call? As you might expect, I definitely would answer the offender's question in #1. Additionally, I likely would volunteer the same information in #2 (although that is ...
Insufficient Bid
You are correct that there may be additional information if the replaced call is deemed 'similar' to the withdrawn call. But the UI law 16C2 ('may not choose a call that is demonstrably suggested ...') does not apply. This gives the partner of the player who had to make the comparable ...
Insufficient Bid
LHO should be told that if he does not accept the insufficient bid then the offender will make a legal call - if I determine it is comparable (or the lowest showing the same denominations) then the auction proceeds (but if you are damaged by the withdrawn call then an adjusted ...
Insufficient Bid
True - and as I said, it is an improvement. The problem is that we can keep on reducing Kit's hypothetical hand in value until we come down to a 4-1-4-4 Yarborough. At some point(s) both passing and doubling will become Logical Alternatives. As a TD I much prefer ...
Insufficient Bid
It's quite rare that a side will gain from the actual insufficient bid. They might reach a better contract because of the comparable call that has to be made - but that call was always available to the IBer anyway - and the assistance is the replacement call, not the insufficient ...
Insufficient Bid
In the situation described - the 1 responder MIGHT have had the values to compete to 3, the fact that he passes the overcall now shows he hasn't - this is UI. In fact partner could have a 2-5-3-3 Yarborough. The 1 response means he hasn't so ...
Insufficient Bid
(When I said no UI - I meant no UI from the withdrawn call itself. There may be plenty of UI from mannerisms or table discussion of course.)
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