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Michael Hargreaves
Michael Hargreaves
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 5, 2013
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5 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.

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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You be the judge(classier than ATB I think)
A non it's actually quite common to play that rebidding 1S shows 5+ clubs. Not standard but definitely not unusual.
You be the judge(classier than ATB I think)
I would have passed as dealer. Not sure whether I could reach 6C after that start. P 1H 1S 2N 3S where 3S shows interest in a high level club contract (transfers over 2N). South can place partner with 4=5 or, more likely, 4=6 with a near opening ...
The Next Step
I find the suggestion abhorrent. I'm at least a notch below ever playing in the late rounds of any major event, and maybe Boye’s suggestion isn't aimed at the 99% of players who aren't his peers. However, he seems to suggest we report BITs in a ...
The Next Step
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My second ATB
I don't like the double, even if defined as penalty. It is asking an awful lot for partner to pass what will usually be a 9 card fit with our clubs under declarer, and even more so when North almost surely holds long diamonds....no weak 2 in 1st ...
Brilliant bid by Polish youngster
To me, the auction strikes me as one that ought not be conducted at the table. Instead one should later ask partner ‘had I done this, what would you have thought I had?’ OTOH, I’m not a junior and I’m so old that I don’t think we ...
Brilliant bid by Polish youngster
To qualify as brilliant maybe AKx xxx xx KQJxx, the old fake cuebid. I'm not entirely serious btw. However, as I noted on another thread the difference between brilliant and foolish is contingent on the result.
How much more?
So you want to pass and give the opponents the first bid? Yes, I do. And, odd tho it may seem, I tend to think that passing non-opening bids is a reasonable approach. After all, when I hold xxx xxx xxx xxxx, by passing I give the opponents the first ...
A brilliant bid by a Bridge Winners frequent poster
As Kaplan used to point out, in his write-ups of major events, the difference between a brilliant action and a foolish one usually rested with what the result was at the end of the hand. It's an old theme but kudos to Benoit for recognizing it, and applying it ...
Defensive problem (mid-game)
why are we not told the form of scoring? If imps or rubber, we are going to be focused on constructing a layout where it is possible to go plus. If it is mps, we will pay some attention to that, but probably at least as much attention to not ...
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