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Michael Roche
Michael Roche
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 30, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

2 NABC wins in Mixed BAM. Added a 3rd with LM pairs in Atlanta 2018.

5 Canadian Team Championships wins

Finally hit 10k to become GLM. 50 years X 200. Play better or play more


Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Hargreaves Daniel Lyder Karen Cumpstone.
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
I believe the "real question" is why would anyone open this hand 1N? Chris Compton is an established professional player. I doubt very much that if he was playing with Bob Hamman (as he has done frequently) that a 1N opener would be considered. To my way of thinking this ...
2 way weak-strong 2 bids
First promoted in the 70’s by Ira Rubin. At the time I think a 3rd option was strong and balanced.
Escape Route
Suppose you bid 2D showing D and a higher but you actually hold xxxx J9xxx xx xx or similar. Your partner holds xx xx AKJTx KTxx for his 10-12 NT. The opponents balance over your 2D with 2S and everyone passes. The D suit layout is 5224 and you get ...
Escape Route
I’m interested in the run out methods. When exactly do the opponents learn that opener is never allowed to correct to the 3 level no matter what partner bids/shows?
Bridge and Sex on the High Seas
For everyone who enjoyed Kevin’s post, I urge you to read “Reluctant Gigolo” by John Fraser. John is a bridge player, but his book and tales detail life on the high seas as a paid escort. It’s not what you think, or maybe it is. John’s actual ...
LAVAZZA wins Reisinger
Lavazza rocks. These guys are even money favourites in every event.
Bridge and Sex on the High Seas
Go Leafs Go
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
I encourage BW members to lead by example at all levels of tournaments. You can start with "Here's my card, may I see yours?" Of course at the Club it's a different situation entirely.
Lee and Wang win Blue Ribbon Pairs
Gavin would have married her even if they didn’t Q for 2nd day. And vice versa. Their connection goes way back.
Deciding Whether a Hand Is Good or Bad
Hey Ben. Since when do juniors pass when they could bid? And by the way...Pass is very sensible.
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