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Peter Fordham
Peter Fordham
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Member Since
Sept. 23, 2015
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in final of NZ open teams C'ship 2000, screen mate for 64 boards, RHO, Geir Helgemo, on defence, I knew I had to switch to card from K10x with AJx in dummy to have chance to defeat contract. I selected K which proved to be good enough. Geir, graciously, privately said, "Well defended Peter. If you examine the possible spot layouts closely, you'll see that the 10 is slightly better." Geir, champion, gentleman, scholar.
Bridge Accomplishments
Int'l: Played one Bermuda Bowl[2001], two Far East/Asia Pacific C'ships [1985, 2001], several Zone 7 C'ships [winning 2001]. Nat'nl: Won most open teams c'ships in Australasia including both Aust. and NZ Open Teams and Aust. Seniors teams.. Represented Qld, ACT and NSW at Aust Nat'nl C'ships[Open]. ACBL: Won Montreal Regional KO teams 1986?
Regular Bridge Partners
Not currently playing regularly
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Favorite Tournaments
Australian Summer Festival of Bridge [includes National Open Teams and National Seniors Teams]
Favorite Conventions
The only good conventions are those that partner and I both understand thoroughly and use wisely.
ACBL Ranking
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A Simple Question
I understand and sympathise. A notoriously slow local international did the same in my presence. He, my screen mate stared at the dummy for an eternity, and I mean an eternity at T1. It was clear to me that my partner must hold a particular trump honour or the play ...
A Simple Question
Not quite the same situation as Pegs, but in one of the World Pairs of 1986 in Miami, after a fairly innocuous auction not particularly suggestive of long suits, I doubled 6NT on lead with a KQ holding and an A elsewhere. After leading the K, many tricks later, I ...
Steve White's bidding problem: A82 QJ872 3 QT74
Pass! Partner's Double is Penalty and, holding a to lead, I am delighted to co-operate!
Is this upgradeable?
If the client actually does as you describe, an innocent question to the pro on his/her actions in same shoes might be enlightening. then the observation of playing different systems might give pause for thought, maybe even a note to a Recorder. Who knows where it might lead? I ...
Soumya Das's bidding problem: KJxxx --- AKxxx AKQ
5 Please bid 6 with good trumps.
LAVAZZA wins Reisinger
And to think, (referring to other threads about 2 openings) at least some of these guys open 2 with 18-19 Bal.
Is this upgradeable?
I did not limit things to 3rd seat. You cherry picked. i merely observed a particular aspect that is very useful in 3rd seat.
Is this upgradeable?
I agree with that. The disclosure should be. "Evaluation methods for long suits are ..... to give a Total Value of HCP plus length. This is the basis for our NT openings.' Or something similar.
Is this upgradeable?
I guess it means that the only time they have 17 is when they are or They count 5 card suits as worth a point. Ergo if 17HCP and a 5 bagger, this is 18 or more and too strong. As for ...
Assign blame for missing game
If the partnership routinely open most 11 counts, then South's 3 is tolerable and North has a 4 bid. If however, their openers are stronger South has a 4 bid.
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