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Liam Milne
Liam Milne
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2013
Last Seen
May 21
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge professional and Australian open-level international.

Nothing is better than winning in the big game with friends.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
winning NZ Pairs by one matchpoint (2012)
Bridge Accomplishments
Australian Open Trials 2015, (9th) World Pairs 2014, Australian National Open Teams 2014, Gold Coast Open Teams 2012
Regular Bridge Partners
Nye Griffiths
Favorite Conventions
mini 1NT, woodie
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A very basic auction?
Not the wrong question for me, Eric. I think getting the 2 bid in is more important than worrying about the problems later. But I do still have to deal with the problems later; hence, the poll!
Liam Milne's bidding problem: Q92 AQ954 J43 Q4
No. But how would you bid it playing XYZ?
Liam Milne's bidding problem: KT65 T72 AJ972 T
Hi David, what's pfa?
Liam Milne's bidding problem: KT65 T72 AJ972 T
I agree that the conditions are not optimal. Sometimes that's the cards you get dealt. You can fairly safely assume that 4 doesn't mean anything and that it covers partner's entire range.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AQJ9 AJ 952 AQ62
Patrick, the minimum for an opening bid in our system is 11 points and the maximum is about 21 points
Rule this Claim!
Kit - I don't know how I would rule, likely allowing the claim. I think the difference in the two suit combinations is that Qx opposite AKJxxx is a common "play high from the short hand to unblock" holding, while Kxx opposite AJx is a common "free finesse" holding. I ...
Results: As commented above, I played 10, spade to J (all follow), AK, third heart. East discarded a diamond as I ruffed low. I made an error by not changing tack and considering the higher likelihood of both the failure of the dummy reversal and the squeeze chances. Luckily for ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: --- T85 KQ98654 AJ3
Results: I bid 5 at the table. Partner, with QT9x AK9xx Ax xx, made an admittedly poor bid of correcting to 5. With JTxx on our right, 5 was still cold (hearts come in for no loser with Qxxx onside). 5 drifted two off in the ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 985 A52 864 K743
Results: I doubled, a bid which I am not proud of in retrospect. The poll is enough to convince me that I was on drugs. 4x made five in fair enough comfort. Four was always cold. 4 (likely undoubled) is down one. Lost the match on this board.
Question: how was North supposed to bid? After 5, assuming trumps break North can count 11 top tricks opposite ten high-card points. Seeing as South showed a better than minimum hand and has no kings, it doesn't seem unreasonable to play South for two queens which brings us ...

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