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Michael Hargreaves
Michael Hargreaves
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Sept. 5, 2013
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about me

Canadian player living in Victoria, B.C. Back playing after 4+ years not playing. 3 time Canadian Open Team champion.

 

As declarer, have gone down 12 undoubled tricks in a slam, and 10 undoubled at the 4-level: clearly i could have either bid or played the hands differently.

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time we won the Canadian team trials...as a 4 player team....profoundly tired....and then the feeling that spread thru my body after we finished comparing scores on the last segment.
Bridge Accomplishments
3 canadian team championship titles
Regular Bridge Partners
michael roche
Member of Bridge Club(s)
none
Favorite Tournaments
used to be the CNTC event.
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with relay, but nobody plays it:)
BBO Username
mikeh
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Another botched one.
ducking the first spade seems automatic, to prevent RHO winning, returning a diamond, winning an eventual club trick and returning a spade to allow LHO to cash the diamond K, holding us to 9 tricks when clubs are 1=3 offside and diamonds are, as they rate to be, 6-1 ...
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
I see that the OP is from the US, so I suspect that comments, such as the 2nd example being a normal 2C response won't be true for him. I have played a lot of 12-14 or 11-14 1N in a 2/1 method. My advice: Use 1C 1N ...
Who Bid Too Much?
I agree with Danny: I like the bid of 5 We have a 3 loser hand and partner took a free call. Even if it were intended purely as a save, we have chances to make 5S. I suspect some confusion then set in, as to whether 5S was ...
ATB - 21 HCP 3NT game
Not much fault to go around, at least if this is imps. If this is mps, then the game bonus is a snare and delusion, in terms of being desirable. I think South should definitely pass at mps. I think that South should also pass at imps, but it's ...
A Request from Ms Manners
Hi Peg I do appreciate the points you make, and will try to take them into account in future postings, especially when I do not recognize the poster/commentator as someone inured to the slings and arrows. However, at the end of the day, there are always going to be ...
A Request from Ms Manners
Peg, as someone who probably falls into the category of poster of whom you complain, I do recognize that you have a point. FWIW, if I criticize an action, and use 'clear' language to do so, it is rarely (indeed, I'd like to think 'never') intended as a criticism ...
What's the best line in 6H?--IMPs same as Matchpoints?
Deleted: my line of cash a club, ruff a club, top heart, heart to the Jack looks very silly if South has 3 clubs and Qx in hearts. So I won't cater to Qxxx in North: I'll just bank of both round suits breaking well
2C Response with 2/ 1 Hand (maybe GF)
Ed: I think this is the situation my partner and I were confronted with in the late 1990's. When playing local tournaments we were prohibited from using our artificial 2C gf response unless we could say that it showed 3+ in clubs. Generally speaking the Laws, the Alert Procedure ...
2C Response with 2/ 1 Hand (maybe GF)
I don't know if the method is illegal, unless opener's responses are also artificial. Such would make 2C an artificial relay method, and I know for sure that such used to be illegal. Whether the rules have changed to allow relay I don't know. However, I think ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
David I am an amateur player, with no high finishes, let alone wins, in any NABC. I have, however, played (not as a client) with or on with teams with a few of the great players in the game, and have been part of bridge discussions involving others. I've ...
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