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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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
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To Show or Not To Show?
Assuming the TD has played the board, then I'd expect them to fix it and make an attempt to discover who was responsible, possibly fining them if appropriate. If a fouled board is only discovered at the end of the evening, then it is almost impossible to discover who ...
To Show or Not To Show?
We've turned the results off at our local club purely to speed up the game. There have been complaints, but more people prefer to get home by 10.30pm than want to see the results on the Bridgemate. One Pro not mentioned is that a playing TD can more ...
2H as weak both majors (2 good examples!)
The better reason to play the responses this way around is when you have an invitational hand that is interested in game only opposite a five-card major but wants to stop at the three level if there is only a 4-4 fit.
Could this be an early April Fool?
Brad Moss has written (somewhere on this site) that the main issue of pairs trials is that there may be pairs who you feel are ethically challenged and that you would never wish to play with as teammates. Do you now not enter the event if they do?
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 ...
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