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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
July 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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3NT Overcall over Pre-empt. Methods?
I play the same with 4M as Michaels when it is their suit.
Full Disclosure ?
I think most people playing transfer advances play 2 as showing diamonds, otherwise you are not really playing transfer advances.
Weird weak two bids
It is clear that the intention of the C&CC was to permit Muiderberg opening bids in the GCC, where 2M is a weak opening bid showing 5M and 4+ minor. It is also clear that the C&CC and/or BOD are incapable of wording the chart to reflect ...
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: J9752 A64 K6 Q86
I fear that one spade would be on the table before I started thinking.
Two Over One - three bids that rarely occur. Is this a better use?
Garozzo's Ambra system (http://www.eclipse.co.uk/~sa5046/ambra.htm) uses this method and contains continuations. Ambra has the 2M-1 bid as either a weak raise or game forcing with diamonds. I play a version based on Ambra and like it, although it takes a fair amount of ...
Why are IMP pairs events so much more popular in Europe?
Perhaps this will change now that IMP pairs will be used to select most of the England team for the European Team Championships.
EBL/WBF: hands diagrams and Butler ranking
I think there is very little butlering done these days, it is almost all cross-imped even when it is called a butler.
EBL/WBF: hands diagrams and Butler ranking
To be fair to the EBL, I think you are in the minority and a lot of players and NPCs want to see them. Whether they are as important as some people take them is certainly open to debate.
EBL/WBF: hands diagrams and Butler ranking
In most of the results pages you can just mouse over the team to get the members, I think they just forgot to implement this for all of the pages.
EBL/WBF: hands diagrams and Butler ranking
Have you asked the EBL for the Microsoft Access database (mad) with all the results? In the past the EBL has made this available and it contains all the information you need, including butler ranking per board. Of course it requires technical ability to do something meaningful if you get ...
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