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Mike Summers-Smith
Mike Summers-Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 20, 2015
Last Seen
16 hours 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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In the Well: Jose Damiani
Under the 1927 Laws, offences against the ethics and etiquette of the game were unpardonable, and the only redress was to cease playing with players who offended against them. Those Laws did not even consider the possibility of collusion; but among those unpardonable offences was, "A player who has looked ...
ATB, and silence the resulters
A Reply to David Yates' Articles
I may be the only BW contributor who has designed a system from scratch. It took me three days solid thinking (I had just been made redundant, and had both the time and the inclination). Of course, I stole lots of known ideas. At the end of those three days ...
A Reply to David Yates' Articles
"But partner, I had eight of them!" That reminds me of a desirable opponent or two at rubber.
My thoughts, my heart, and my tears are with our French brothers and sisters.
If you feel like donating and can fill in a form in French, [url=]this is the link.[/url]
On an Assumption
On an Assumption
[i]First[/i] published in England.
ATB, and silence the resulters
@Sathya - that's a non-problem if you play the Humpty Dumpty Convention, as a majority of players do. 2N here means either big balanced; or 55; or 45+m; or perhaps something else; depending on the hand you actually hold. Afterwards, you explain patiently to partner why ...
EBU National Pairs Final
EBU National Pairs Final
Even if you've scored 22 goals for England.

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