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Mike Summers-Smith
Mike Summers-Smith
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Member Since
Sept. 20, 2015
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21 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.

Country
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
None
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ATB - Undoubled contract
If opponents offer you +300 on a partscore hand and you have no way of collecting it, your methods may not be optimal.
ATB - Undoubled contract
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet. - Damon Runyon
Stuff about appeals that some people may find boring
What was your line to make 3?
Leading the Singleton
"... reminds me of a hand, which you actually either defended or kibitzed, but surely don't recall, from the 1-Section Life Master Pair at the New York 1974 Summer National." Comment of the Day.
Redoubling Isn't Rude
Have you never played against weak/mini pairs for whom 1N(x)P is forcing to xx? You can always bid 4 later if your original gambit fails.
Going....Going....Gone!
"At last the Dodo said, 'everybody has won, and all must have prizes'."
Another Look at Walter Avarelli
"Belladonna's unblocking required declarer not to have the 9." If declarer has 9, Belladonna is stuffed. Q, stolen , 4, AK to come = 8. 3 rounds of will put Belladonna on play to lead up to Kx. With E to lead: ........QJ1072 ........- ........AJ ........- K93....A8 ...
Another Look at Walter Avarelli
3N (page 7). Smugly pointing out a mistake - Belladonna knew for sure that Svarc didn't hold 10. I can understand why Svarc rejected the double-dummy line of ducking 10. I can understand Belladonna's unblocks as a recovery play: he can see the risk of the throw-in for the ...
Redoubling Isn't Rude
There speaks a money player.
4 Convention Cards on the table possible motion
Thou art less lovely and less temperate.
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