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Paul Lamford
Paul Lamford
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Member Since
June 17, 2015
Last Seen
Jan. 9
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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A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
I agree with Richard Fleet that bringing back the 1932 Laws of Bridge is correct. We also need to change the Wikipedia entry on the Alcatraz Coup so that it reads: The Alcatraz coup is a legal method of learning about the opponents' cards in contract bridge. The declarer corrects ...
Sherlock's SB story
There is a school of thought that "as by" is different to "as", and really means "for example by". There would be no point in giving any examples if the unauthorised information from another source did not need to be similar to the examples given. "as by" is only used ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
Ian Grant: It is possible that those that have given up the game (or tournaments) because of excessive or poor regulations are not around to ask.
Sherlock's SB story
SB can recite Manning word for word, number by number ...
Sherlock's SB story
Indeed many of SB's former partners refuse to play with him; I cannot imagine why as he is a strong player. I can only remember Vera the Vixen appearing once in a Mollo story, and here her excellent hearing was the talent required. This one also needed two players ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
duplicate sorry
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
I recall playing with someone who interchanged 1H-X-2NT and 1H-x-3H, so that the latter was a good raise and the former, which was alertable either way, was a weak raise. He claimed quite a few goals when people "assumed". I stopped playing with him.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
David Carlisle mentions (off-topic) the comparable call Law, which is indeed fairly complicated, and sometimes nonsensical. But that is not the fault of the EBU or L&E at all. It is the fault (if there is any) of the World Bridge Federation Laws Committee. It's laudable aim, especially ...
Sherlock's SB story
The key question for the TD would be whether there was a "wire". There are two possible interpretations from the relevant Law: A. Players’ Use of Information 1. A player may use information in the auction or play if: (a) it derives from the legal calls and plays of the ...
Sherlock's SB story
The Menagerie club usually had a North-South Rover, as does the North London Club at which SB plays.

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