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Mike Summers-Smith
Mike Summers-Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 20, 2015
Last Seen
2 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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Find The Human
We need to know if the bot included an "int gloat (int result)" function.
Opening 7NT
20-some years ago, EBU Summer Meeting, Swiss Pairs, we sat down against a middle-aged pair I'd never seen before whose CC read something like "Acol, Stayman, Blackwood". I hunkered down; but partner didn't get the message, and we got hammered. "Didn't you read their CC?" "Yes, and ...
Shireen Mohandes's bidding problem: K2 8 K97 QJT8543
F1 for me too, but I don't care whether it is or not. One thing I do know, is that 2 cannot possibly be the right contract.
RHO open 1NT, you have 2524 and 15 points
Even in Weaknotrumpland, hands where you gain by intervening over 1N are uncommon. Intervention over 1N is rare; most evidence is anecdotal, and cannot be relied upon for theory. RHO has laid claim to about one-third of the HCP. To show a profit, you need both to have good shape ...
Find The Human
Trick question. Either, W, E and S were all humans (and N may been too, or a well-trained bot). Or, N was the human and the other three were all bots (my choice). W was looking at 6 tricks and blocked . E found a no-play switch at T5. S ...
Find The Human
@Steve - I wouldn't risk that 2 bid, correct though it is, with some partners let alone with a bot. (At least a bot wouldn't go into a 5 minute tank before reaching into the box and pulling out something green...)
RHO open 1NT, you have 2524 and 15 points
From Payne & Amsbury on TNT: x = blood 2 = 3-suiter, short in a red suit; or, black 2-suiter 2 = 3-suiter, short in a black suit; or, red 2-suiter 2N = Mm 2-suiter I haven't played it, and I'm not sure I want to. 2 looks like a good way to play in the 4-3 fit with the force ...
RHO open 1NT, you have 2524 and 15 points
Yuck. What a filthy hand. I can see 30 of the 40 HCPs. On average, partner has 5 of the missing ones. On a good day, we might get out for 1 down in 2 or even 3. On a bad day, we can't, and get doubled ...
Opening 7NT
Looks like an easy game. "Und der Haifisch, der hat Zähne..."
David Corn's bidding problem: J4 Q865 AKJ63 85
I am so glad that I don't play this system. Why on earth should I bid Qxxx before AKJxx on a likely partscore hand? Why on earth would I want to declare a Moysie with this shapeless junk at any level, unless pressed?

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