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Paul Lamford
Paul Lamford
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Member Since
June 17, 2015
Last Seen
March 9, 2018
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Other interests backgammon, poker and chess, but rarely play the latter two. My life and bridge partner Stefanie Rohan is from the USA and has also played for England internationally.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Author of Starting Out in Bridge and 50 Bridge Puzzles. Represented England internationally, winning Chairman's Cup in Orebro in 2014.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea, Woodberry, BTONS (all London).
Favorite Tournaments
Pula Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
5NT opener showing a one-loser hand with a void in both majors. Sadly it has only occurred twice!
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Double Dummy Problem
And if you swap the ten of hearts and the six of hearts around, you can make 6C from North, and only a low diamond lead defeats it as South. The same lead as defeats it in Michael's variation.
Sharp Practice?
That is for "agreement with a claim or concession". Law 71 deals with this case, a "withdrawn concession", and there the requirement is more onerous, so the TD only adjusts if a trick is conceded which could not be lost by normal play.
Sharp Practice?
The problem the TD has is that finessing is a "normal" play, which is defined by laws as including careless, but not irrational.
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: --- QJT532 QT953 62
Routine to bid in my view. It is purely "what is most likely?". The first SIM board I did had the overcaller with ♠AQTxxx ♥AKx ♦Jxx ♣J and partner had a huge penalty double with ♠KJ9xx ♥none ♦AKxx ♣AKQx. Dummy was dross with a slew of clubs but partner stopped ...
Phil Ivey loses his appeal
I agree with David Burn. A compatriot of mine substituted his own cards for ones provided by the organisers and was banned for ten years; that was just as much cheating as if he had been sent in error the hands each day and looked at them in advance. I ...
Offer to fund development of a speed bridge teaching app
A simpler scoring system would be to get 1-point for making a one level contract up to 7 for making a 7-level contract. I would stick with 1NT to 7NT rather than 7NT to 13NT. You get no points for over-tricks so it pays to "bid up". If you go ...
Offer to fund development of a speed bridge teaching app
Our labrador plays a good game, but only trump contracts, where he is always suggesting: "Ruff".
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
I have spoken to several people about the issues in the Gold Cup semi-final, and waited until I established all the facts before commenting. Firstly where pairs play in the same direction, this reflects badly on the organiser who in this case was also the TD. I agree with Tony ...
James Vogl's bidding problem: xx AJxxxx Txx xx
I think PFA applies in rubber bridge and 4D is stronger than 5D. I would wind it back.
What is the largest penalty you have ever seen?
You are right. You would need the defenders to win the remaining 6 tricks as well. And you would need the revokes to be in 3 different suits each.

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