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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
14 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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Once is happenstance ... Since the OP is presumably suggesting that opening vlight in third is a good idea then presumably having an agreement to do so will follow. (Of course when you start opening very light, the uncertainty in your opening bid substantially increases. Thus a precision club player might ...
In the EBU agreeing to open this sort of hand is not allowed.
What would you do?
Half the deck does not necessarily mean more than half the tricks - I am not WW. The 'stiff' happens to be the King - which immediately downgrades it for offensive purposes. If it turns out that the points are 11-6-10-13 then for all intents and purposes you only have 16 working ...
What would you do?
Maybe - you have 9 losers, no Kings (other than in their suit), no Aces, no Voids and the K is of doubtful asset for declaring. You have no known fit - a 1 Spade - 2 Spade raise does not promise a 9-card fit so partner is likely to have 4 ...
What would you do?
The flaw could be short hearts (the other major). However we know partner has extra values somewhere for his pause, so re-entering the auction IN ANY FORM is not going to be permitted because it is not 'carefully avoiding' taking advantage of that information. Law 73 1. When a player ...
What would you do?
Depends if it is a partnership understanding.
What are your pet peeves?
So since nothing is demonstrably indicated then it obviously should be allowed. There is also the 'slam the final contract onto the table' play - which I find is very effective.
What are your pet peeves?
And as an opponent who has had a bad result, how do you feel when you get high-fived?
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
To be honest American Universities are a joke to many on this side of the Pond - To Quote a British Monarch, "The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children." Seriously, I am very disappointed that what used to be a leading University cannot ...
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
You shouldn't be playing a game that is stigmatised as a white male middle/ upper class occupation - at least not at Harvard.
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