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Mike Summers-Smith
Mike Summers-Smith
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Member Since
Sept. 20, 2015
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

English county-class bridgeplayer; or, rather, I was, when playing often enough to stay sharp. Favourite methods (1) a home-grown strong Diamond, and (2) Acol. I firmly believe that strong NT and (especially) 2/1 are inventions of the Devil.

Country
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Discovering, in real-life play, a one-loser smother play which seems never to have been written up. Least favorite bridge memory: going for 800 in 2Sx on that hand, rather than 1100.
Bridge Accomplishments
Knocked the holders out of the Gold Cup 40 years ago, and.lost in the next round. Finished in the top five a time or two in the EBU Summer Congress Swiss Pairs.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Coventry and North Warwickshire
Favorite Tournaments
EBU Summer Congress Swiss Pairs
Favorite Conventions
Strong Diamond
ACBL Ranking
None
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How high will you go? Trivia II
2nd clue. From the two related words. (I have to confess that the 1st clue distracted me towards Alfred E. Neuman.)
TV series "Fargo"
I'm trying to picture the scene where the mysterious stranger turns up in town in the episode entitled "The Coup Without a Name".
ATB RKC
I strongly recommend the hand and bidding diagram tool, helpfully provided by BW in the "Create article" toolbar (it's that thing at the right which looks like a compass).
ATB RKC
BW with xxx in oppos' suit - what could possibly go wrong?
Opening at the 7-level
I've never opened 7, or seen it opened; but I did once open 6. Rubber bridge knockout competition, board 40 of the 40-board final. The cards had been spitting in our faces, and we were down about a thousand. 2nd in hand, I picked up a nice-looking 4=1 ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: 98 --- AJT72 KT9854
2N 8-12 5-5 minors if available; pass if not.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: 2 2 K432 JT65432
The auction 3-P-3N-AP might not work out too well. IF it's oppo's hand, I can't stop them finding their fit. Why should I warn them about the bad breaks?
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: --- Q865 KQ543 AK96
I had to look at that suit more than once to confirm that it really was a 5-carder. 2 could easily be a start towards -500 or worse. At least no-one has voted for double yet...
Rebid Problem?
Nah, after 1-1 you have an easy 2. In the Death Hand, the minors are reversed.
Rebid Problem?
IMO anything more than 2 is a point-counter's bid. If partner can't move over 2, where do you want to be? 2, that's where.
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