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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Website
http://thebeercard.blogspot.com/

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing the Nickell team in the Spingold in Zia's first and last years in the team.
Bridge Accomplishments
Improving from the #106 seed in the Spingold to the #56 seed in the Vanderbilt over the past few years.
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Gipson, Helen Gipson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Berwick Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
EBU Spring Foursomes, any ACBL National that I can get to
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to one club, transfers in competition (not for the faint-hearted)
BBO Username
paulg
ACBL Ranking
None
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Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
This has been asked and answered earlier in the thread - http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/feedback-for-convention-chart-part-2/?cj=470584#c470584
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
[i]Multi contains 4+ cards in hearts or 4+ cards in spades. Therefore it is constructive by item d. What am I missing?[/i] Therefore item b is always redundant, which means its inclusion is confusing. Edit: I suppose it's not completely redundant when used in combination but it ...
Smolen
I concur Only three people in my local club have heard of Smolen but everyone would recognise this as Gerber, always useful as you do not need to know what the trump suit is and avoids key card accidents.
Transfer Advance into Partner's Suit: Limit or Constructive?
I think it was Bergen who suggested using the transfer advance to suggest a top honour whereas the direct raise denied one, but I've always found that too restrictive. I think the best use really depends on the range of your overcalls. But so many overcall on anything these ...
Young Guns
Normal for the Wild West.
Correcting a correct but mistaken explanation
[i]Until this hand has been played to its conclusion, there is no benefit -- perhaps detriment -- to the opponents if I 'correct' the explanation.[/i] I think it is ill-advised to make such decisions, taking the law into your own hands even when you believe it is to the advantage ...
Alerting when there's no agreement?
Although I believe this is a different philosophy from most juridictions, the EBU would require you to alert in this case: EBU Blue Book 2016 2 D 2 Unless a player knows that his partner’s call is not alertable (or announceable) he must alert.
BBO CONVENTION CARD EDITOR
Full Disclosure, the name of the BBO convention card editor you like, was a technology preview and never a supported product. I certainly invested time in it but like most of its users I'm significantly more IT-literate than the average BBO user. I stopped using it because it was ...
Watching Bridge (Online)
James, if you right-click on the player you want to watch and select 'Kibitz ', then your screen will be less sticky.
Variations
Gene, there is now a Welsh language set although those games are indistinguishable from Clabbers. At the risk of breaking the site rules, it is fair to say that the USA game is mainly run by Trump supporters (America First, no words from anywhere else), the rest of the world ...
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