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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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Cheating Related Poll - Part II
What does name recognition or lack thereof have to do with being the sort of people best suited to dealing with the problem? I know only a handful of these people personally. More to the point: what is the purpose served by listing these names and inviting readers to make ...
What do I smell?
The game has surely not got to the point that we can put the opps under pressure and suspect them of cheating if they guess to make a winning action? Here, east underbid initially, which allowed South to bid 5S. North then bid 6D hoping to hear 6H, over which ...
Play Line in Slam: TCG 2-5-19 Aft Bd 18
I like this line. I ballpark it at roughly 90%, whereas my line is, roughly, about 80% as best as I can estimate in my head (which I choose because it's what one has to do at the table). However, if it is South with 4 trump, I would ...
Play Line in Slam: TCG 2-5-19 Aft Bd 18
I have trouble working out how we can cater to a 4-1 black suit while also ensuring the contract when both suits break 3-2. Of course, one can cater to the stiff club Queen. Here's my line: win the second diamond, cash one top club, to see if the ...
UI or not?
Timo, I respect your pass but I don’t think it was in any way required. Consider the auction. I cannot imagine a hand on which LHO could relay and then double, and partner is so sure that we are making that she redoubles for penalty. We have longer and ...
Partner Confused
Marion: are you entirely certain that you had no clue, at the table, that partner may have had an accident? I have enormous difficulty with the notion that you had a legitimate ‘killer’ double. How any competent player could bid the way you did, if he truly believed that partner ...
Director ruling
David: if one's hand is truly awful, one might well consider wanting to run away rather than take a call over 4S...in which case one might well want to find one's car immediately. However, I agree that it is not open to South to infer that such ...
Third hand high or low?
This hand seems weird to me. We have a lot of cards given the auction, so partner can't have much by way of an entry outside of spades. Moreover, his spades are likely pretty good. Would not declarer play the J from Axxx or Kxxx, catering to partner's ...
Who should have done something else
This appears to be yet another in the apparently unending series of ATB postings where the answer is 100% clear, to the point that there can be no real disagreement. This suggests that, at the table, the North player became defensive when South suggested (properly) that it was North's ...
Partner Confused
I'd be a little concerned, as director, with how N acted very, very conservatively in this auction. South has 10+ hcp and 5+ clubs, and North not only didn't try for slam but didn't even try for game. If 2C was as explained, how can he pass ...
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