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Michael Hargreaves
Michael Hargreaves
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 5, 2013
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time we won the Canadian team 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)
Favorite Tournaments
used to be the CNTC event.
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with relay, but nobody plays it:)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Your call
at least, I can't! And I looked as many ways as I could think of looking
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
I've only played once in the UK, at a club in London. I do recall an upstairs bar, where players congregated before and after the game. However, maybe asking potential committee members to wait around in the bar for an hour might not give rise to sober discussion of ...
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
Surely 5-5 reds would have bid 2N over 1C or 5D over 5C (the latter to involve partner should the opps bid 6C)? While I can't rule out 5-5 and I can't be 100% sure that partner has short hearts, sometimes one needs to make a decision based ...
Tempo question ( too fast over a jump)
I really hate polls. I know, the old Appeal Committee sometimes generates odd results, plus the demands on the time of players, directors and Committee members....sometimes my cynical side says that committees were abolished primarily so that the TD's didn't have to spend their dinner breaks or ...
Your call
iirc, 2D would have been a balanced 18-19. The player with this hand did ask LHO what the double of 3D was, and was told it was penalty. Hardly surprising: it seems pretty irrational for the double to be takeout for the majors by a 14-16 balanced hand.
Your call
Yes, I now know I screwed up the poll.
Your call
This was my first attempt at a poll, and I don't think I can edit it now (at least, I am certain that I don' t know how to edit it! Thanks for the congrats.
Your call
I am not sure why 4C would be forcing. Note that partner is a passed hand: forcing to 5C and even seeking slam is a bit odd, after the strong 1N on one's right.
Your call
The director did not ask that question, so I am unable to advise as to whether they had any agreement. Based on my interaction with them (and they were very pleasant players: it was a well-conducted match with this being the only TD call), my suspicion is that they had ...
Another 2N-bid
Scramble. A useful rule is that if bidder could pass (without committing to defend their doubled contract) then 2N is lebensohl. When bidder is under the gun, it is scramble (1S). X. (2S). 2N. Lebensohl. As for maybe having a game in 3N. Sure, it’s possible but it’s ...
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