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Michael Hargreaves
Michael Hargreaves
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Member Since
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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I do not agree with those who criticize the 3 bid. Sure, we 'know' we are going to be bidding 5 over 4, but what if they bid 5 over 5 and partner has something like xx Axxx x AKxxxx? Can anyone explain why he ...
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
I'd be amazed if bridge is still played 100 years from now, not that I expect to be around to be amazed. And I agree that I ought not to have called 3H an underbid....it is simply, as you say, misdirected.
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
I don't fault the aggressive 3 call very much. We have far better/longer diamonds than clubs, a stiff spade, and heart tolerance. We can reasonably expect LHO to be raising spades, since he will often have 3 and may well have 4...he did well to pass ...
What's your poison?
Sorry for the snark. Was reading on mobile and missed the 'next' button in the diagram
What's your poison?
Strange that we'd be in this position after apparently forgetting in which order LHO played his 2 red kings. I suspect he led hearts first but I'm pretty sure that I'd not be guessing whether that's true I imagine that posting problems with incomplete information is ...
A New Lesson
I’m actually pleased to learn that. I make enough blunders that seeing that players far better than I are capable, on occasion, of blunders equal to some of my worst is some consolation
A New Lesson
Your opps are world class? Seems improbable even ignoring the silly defence. If Lho has a hand that wants to jump to 4H at his second turn, he should never bid 1H at his first turn. It is basic suction philosophy to bid the max at one's first call ...
Should this pass be forcing??
It's really very simple. Had north passed, was east forced, by the 2N bid to take another bid, or was he permitted to pass? Given that west was a limited, passed hand, one assumes that 2N was non-forcing. As such it seems bizarre to play a method that allows ...
Who made the worst bid (if any)
'Courage'? I think that pass is the most courageous call possible. After all, as I think the thread shows, most players are afraid of passing because they have a lot of values and partner made a vulnerable 2 level overcall. Certainly nobody likes missing vulnerable games at imps, and if ...
Your 3rd Seat 1!S Opening Bid
I don't open 5 card weak two bids on 5332 shape....simply too many losers to cover should partner raise. As for light opening bids, I currently play a style wherein we open most 11 counts in 1st seat and this colours my view of opening light in 3rd ...
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