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Kevin Strangway
Kevin Strangway
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2017
Last Seen
Aug. 26
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
In a losing team match transferring my partner into spades on my 4234 hand, having him super-accept, and somehow making it FTW!
Bridge Accomplishments
Most proud of winning the X-Flight swiss in Penticton one year.
Regular Bridge Partners
Bob Pratt, Gus Axen, Dwight Crouse, George Ding
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Grande Prairie Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton regional
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Gus Axen and Kevin Strangway
2/1 with Semi-Forcing 1nt
Copy to my cards View/Print
Critique This Bidding
Looks to me like West should have just upgraded that to a 1nt opener with the nice 5-card diamond suit and all those tenaces to protect.
Promised lenght in advancer's hand
I guess snapdragon and negative are kind of the same on auctions such as 1c 1d 1s x ... you could hold either a 4-card heart suit with decent values but you might also hold a fairly weak hand with 5 hearts and tolerance for diamonds (just as a negative x ...
Penalized for not alerting a self-alerting bid by failure to alert a P/C
Oh, this convention is called Bailey? I've played it forever and never ran into a director ruling anything but that the opponents should have asked...their loss.
A Third Option for Regional KOs - Stratified Swiss KOs
Ya having to maintain a rating on the old OKBridge was a pain I agree. I don't think it would be as much of an issue based on live tournament play though because most people rarely play those with random pickup strangers.
Bidding Question
I think that hand would also qbid planning to pass 4h and continue to 5c over 4s.
Bidding Question
I agree with David. Especially vul, the North hand just has to pass over 3d and hope partner can balance. South definitely has a decision here and I would personally lean toward double with this minimum (yes 3s is possible but riskier). Over X north has an easy GF q-bid ...
What is fair.
If my partner corrects an overcall showing 9-12 and a misfit this is 100% pass. Axxxx clubs and a vul imp game could remotely be reason to raise.
What is fair.
New suits in response to natural overcalls show a misfit and 9-12 hcp for most players. I would say raising spades is absolutely not a logical alternative unless they are playing an unusually high range for the 2s bid.
A Third Option for Regional KOs - Stratified Swiss KOs
Or just drop KO all together and run much-more-fun swiss teams.
Master Points for Foreign Players
Actually I seriously considered grinding my masterpoint total higher with online play to get into the right bracket. In the end the acbl increased the popularity of pairs so the fields are a decent size and there is little need to play KO anymore.

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