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Mike Summers-Smith
Mike Summers-Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 20, 2015
Last Seen
51 minutes ago
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.

United Kingdom

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
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Mentality of Cheating
Snooker is another game with high ethical standards, in which players call fouls on themselves.
Mentality of Cheating
When catcher Bob Uecker was young and green, he trotted out to the mound to have a word with the pitcher, who was struggling a bit. The pitcher bluntly told him that the crowd had come to see him pitch, not Uecker catch. So until the pitcher was pulled, he ...
Comic NT
I'm pretty sure Mollo adopted it as his own even if he didn't invent it. In one of his books, he extols the worthless 1-suited 1NT as the Mollo 1NT, and proclaims that it's fully EBU-licensed. That was in the days when if you wanted to play ...
Rate mY Idiocy
I'm not sure if I like that idea or not.
No Matchpoints
I once had, but have unfortunately lost, a clipping from an English local newspaper which reported that Team A had beaten Team B by some number of Imperial Match Points.
The more moral game
Coffeehousing has always been a part of chess. At Cambridge University, the most important part of the year for club organisers was Societies Fair, in the first week of Michaelmas (autumn) term. People with an interest would sign up anyway; the major purpose was to extract as many subscriptions as ...
Rate mY Idiocy
This sort of play is only advisable if your partner is very even-tempered, or is physically smaller than you.
No Matchpoints
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Comic NT
Wasn't that 1N overcall part of the Baron system?
Jacoby 2 Nt Responses over interference
Pass is none of the above, [i]and forcing[/i]. We are in a force to 3.

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