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Mike Summers-Smith
Mike Summers-Smith
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Member Since
Sept. 20, 2015
Last Seen
9 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.

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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ATB - missed grand
I hate almost all of this auction, but for me this is the killer point. 5 should we risk seven? 6 no.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: K84 A Q9652 K863
Which rebid will cheer partner up the most? A limited raise, or an unlimited new suit bid (with - as I know - 5 Miltons between my 2 suits)? 2 is a good way to find our 5-2 fit if partner is 5=4=2=2. I could be persuaded ...
A ruling conundrum
I do like the idea that for some juniors, the only call ruled out by UI might be Pass. (edited, before any pedant points out that Pass is a call not a bid)
A ruling conundrum
I would open 2 on the W hand in 3rd. No real danger, gets in their way, it's the lead I want against 3N, warns them against non-existent bad breaks, etc. E will bid 4, but I expect N-S to find the sac. In one of my ...
Picking a Winner
I thought it was Dronno. (The one time I went there, it was Sunday and it was shut.)
How do u rate the call
u lst me @ 2
A ruling conundrum
'Tis new to thee.
Delayed 2S by opener show extra or possibly weak 6??4 ?
I too am always rebidding 2 on 6-5 blacks - that's why I opened. Even with 6=0=2=5, I'm not bidding again after 1-1N; 2-2. OK partner might be 1=5=5=2, but the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_holes]First ...
Delayed 2S by opener show extra or possibly weak 6??4 ?
I wouldn't be rebidding 2 on a bad 6-4 either - I'd rebid my long suit and hope to get out alive. The only reason I'd disturb 2 is if I thought game might still be on. Partner doesn't have 2 or 4 ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: KJT8 QT96 AKJ72 ---
Pass, at any form of scoring. Game looks out of the question - I'd want at least another K to make a strong bid. 2 on a 5-2 (5-1?) fit could be horrible. I just love those intermediates for 1N. I can envisage oppos having an unpleasant selection of ...
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