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Mike Bell
Mike Bell
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Member Since
Jan. 21, 2011
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4 hours ago
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Bridge Pro
about me

England international and system geek

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Mitchell BAM winner and Spingold semi-finalist in 2017. Winner of Yeh Bros Pairs, Spring Fours, Chairman's Cup, England Trials
Regular Bridge Partners
David Gold, Tony Forrester, Michael Byrne, Sarah Bell
Favorite Conventions
Stayman over 1NT, I've tried to come up with something better but to no avail!
BBO Username
mickyb
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Perspective of a Playing Sponsor: I Came to Play
Definitely. As well as human variation in level of play, there is also a lot of luck in bridge, even in teams matches where it is a zero sum game. In the same way as four pros will sometimes beat a team of a similar standard by 30 or more ...
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
IMO you've nailed it there. You don't usually play Bergen but still you find it comes up as often as IJS!
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
Bergen variants. I like 1M:3M to be "to play opposite a balanced 18" which puts some pressure elsewhere
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
I used to think having a way to show an INV minor single-suiter over 1M was vital. Now I don't have it available in any partnership and I don't miss it.
Mixed Open Pairs Final - Session 1
The hand records are now up on the WBF website. Still interested in a link to vg, though.
Mixed Open Pairs Final - Session 1
I can't see b10-16 in the VG archive, could you point me in the right direction?
Perspective of a Playing Sponsor: I Came to Play
I forget where I've seen it in use, but I've always thought that "one-third of each match/stage, rounding up if necessary" was the best rule - here that would be 4/10 in the swiss and half of each KO match. In the other categories, the final was ...
Mixed Open Pairs Final - Session 1
I assume that actually we raised hearts on b16 and opener rebid 3 without jumping. We were quite pleased to have stopped in 4 on that board until we saw the diamond break and the traveller!
Mixed Open Pairs Final - Session 1
Although not sure how he has records for b10 onwards but not b1-9!
Mixed Open Pairs Final - Session 1
Hand records were provided at the event - I guess Nick just missed them.
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