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Mike Bell
Mike Bell
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 21, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

England international and system geek

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Mitchell BAM winner and Spingold semi-finalist. 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
ACBL Ranking
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A difficult ruling?
South didn't know at the table what 1 meant - I don't think we are meant to assume (s)he knows what it means when working out what would have happened without the MI.
In The Well: Chip Martel
Hey Chip, Playing weak NT, do you think 1 (1) 1N should be "to play opposite 15-16 balanced", or stronger than that? Thanks
Chances of Winning a 60 or 64 board match:
Half-way down the page:
EBL Mixed Team Championships
*2019 Also - bah
Selection Problems
Who do you think the three best-performing pairs were? As has been said elsewhere, if you adjust the cross-imp for strength of teammates you get a very different picture from the raw cross-IMP. Roughly speaking, you need to subtract half of your teammates' score from your own.
Selection Problems
"The open team have trials without any fuss or bother." Just because there wasn't a 1000-comment Bridgewinners thread doesn't mean there wasn't any fuss or bother. A player who had played 13 of the last 14 major championships, with considerable success, was passed over for pre-selection, and ...
Selection Problems
Sarah - wrong Martin Jones.
Selection Problems
Of the six players registered for the team, four were supposed to be available for the third weekend, but two of those were unable to play through no fault of their own (it's not appropriate to go into more detail here). The team entered the third weekend in the ...
WBF adds Mixed Teams, gives Europe 2 more spots in all categories
The round-robin will be a day longer, with the final of the Bermuda Bowl a day shorter. "The duration of the championship will not change, being 8 days of round robin and 6 days of KO (Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final) played as 96 board matches."
Selection Problems
Nigel, The problem with objective criteria for selection is that many would wish to be considered in somewhat irregular partnerships, largely as a knock-on effect of pros who normally partner clients becoming available. Two of the three pairs on our team for this euros didn't play together in the ...

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