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John Portwood
John Portwood
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 23, 2011
Last Seen
8 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!
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"Table feel"
Actually it is much more strict than that: 76B1 "1. A spectator may not look at the hand of more than one player unless allowed by regulation." "Again “must not” is the strongest prohibition, “shall not” is strong but “may not” is stronger – just short of “must not”. (introduction) Since ...
"Table feel"
I don't see how! If we break it down: "it is information specified in any law or regulation to be authorized " - I think you will agree that information deriving from Kibitzers isn't specified to be authorised. "arising from the legal procedures authorized in these laws and in regulations ...
"Table feel"
Law 16A actually handles this by omission. A. Players’ Use of Information 1. A player may use information in the auction or play if: (a) it derives from the legal calls and plays of the current board (including illegal calls and plays that are accepted) and is unaffected by unauthorized ...
Difference of Opinion
The part in the White Book that Paul refers is this 8.21.2 Misunderstandings Players often have a misunderstanding over their system, including giving misinformation to opponents. When a TD adjusts because of the misinformation they will consider what opponents would do if correctly informed, but [b] the TD ...
Missed The Play Of A Lifetime
Nothing in the laws requires you to match tempo with LHO RHO or CHO. One assumes there was a BIT because the OP commented on ot.
Missed The Play Of A Lifetime
To this day, my partner says "But I needed time to think." He did need time to think. He could have thought what he was going to do when declarer led the suit, at trick 2,.. trick 3,... trick 4.....trick 10.
Missed The Play Of A Lifetime
Hesitating when there is no demonstrable bridge reason is unethical - so I would call out declarer on this. (I will forgive him if he was KX opposite AQ as he might need to consider entries, but to try and give the impression that he might have a choice in the ...
ATB after pre-empt
Is reverse Weasel a recognised convention?
ATB - doubled partial score making
123.5% North. South has 6 cards that could potentially take tricks + all of North's hand - which must show some values. I mean West has shown nothing and East could have 11 points and a 5-4 distribution. One of the Ace's rules - don't bid on nothing. 1 ...
ATB after pre-empt
South should have made a slow 3NT call to ensure partner knows he has doubts about whether it will make.
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