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Mike Bennett
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Member Since
Oct. 5, 2015
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Bridge Player
about me

Married to Joan since 1964 and played Bridge (but not as we now know it) since 1960 when we met at Imperial College. We love playing teams of eight. 

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Joan, Luiza, Dominic, Clive
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Wallingford, Hambleden,
Favorite Tournaments
Wessex League
BBO Username
Benjibee
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None
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It Hesitated. Should I Shoot Myself?
His bid was 4S and his partner had taken no further part in the auction.
It Hesitated. Should I Shoot Myself?
About 10 years ago in a league match one of our opponents whose partner had hesitated before passing simply said I acknowledge my partner's hesitation and made his bid. He was a top director in Berks and Bucks so his approach is unlikely to be very wrong. I have ...
Asking out of turn
Our club has grown to 400+ members. The chairman of some 10+ years turned the club which was known to be 'unfriendly' into a club where county players and novices now mix quite happily. Everybody understands that the director is there to help. We are the 20th largest club in ...
Asking out of turn
Were convention cards in view so opponents could consult? If not good luck in calling the director. If we assume we are dealing with a club session and our approach should be sympathetic to those who lack appreciation of some of the laws especially those that it would be in ...
Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
Probably pass and lie in wait.
Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
X both majors equal length, 3C both majors longer hearts, 3D both majors longer spades.
My Grandson
Take him to bridge camp along with any sibling or friend who wants to go. Joan my wife did this with three of our grandchildren. Then be prepared to play with them in local events during school holidays. If practical have family games. When the numbers are right we play ...
IMP Pairs?
Most club players do not understand the different tactics required hence they tend to be against IMP pairs. At clubs with a strong tradition of playing teams you will find IMP pairs are popular. Our club field four teams of eight in the Oxfordshire leagues and has a monthly teams ...
Best bridge advice ever:
The Bridge Player's Bedside companion which included an account of the hand and trial was a Christmas present from my future mother-in-law in 1961.
Best bridge advice ever:
If you go ahead and marry the woman take a lesson from history and buy a bullet proof vest.
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