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

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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Bridge Today
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.
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Winston Chang's bidding problem: KQJ983 AQ2 A65 9
X Close between acting and Passing. I choose to act, and X has multiple ways to succeed.
ATB
In the light of OP later explanation of how the play actually went at the table, I revise my opinion to exonerate East on all counts. West winning the second is completely understandable, but the shift makes no sense, leading up to dummy's AQ. A shift ...
Club UI problem
Players depart as soon as scores posted, which scoring director is busily undertaken immediately at session end. In sufficient relevant class of players available to poll.
ATB
West's Pass of 2 is poor, at best, not that E-W ought jump at the chance to play an easily failing 4. East's defence is worse than West's failure to bid. A trump opening lead is clear, and that will, if appropriately continued whenever East ...
Winston Chang's bidding problem: KQ83 965 AJT64 4
Winton, just open the bidding with these hands and these sort of problems vanish.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: KJ8642 T --- KJ8762
I try to avoid using the A button and do so rarely, reserving its use for when I have no real clue as to what is best, and am interested in others' opinions. That is the case here. Nonetheless, IMHO, this problem would never have arisen had I acted boldly ...
Winston Chang's bidding problem: 87 A9872 AQT2 AQ
What are we praying for? Rain? We could certainly do with some here right now, with the state being 100% drought declared recently.
Non-comparable call question.
@Steve T, The law doesn't provide for 'opener ignoring ...' The 1 response is not comparable for the reasons Bill J points out and it simply doesn't get to go the way you would like it to.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: 87 A9872 AQT2 AQ
X, suit completely inadequate for 4. X is most flexible
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: AKJx AJxxx Kx Ax
Very pessimistic KD. 230 for +6 more likely, reminding me of a John Roberts saying, when one of his students had underplayed a hand to land eleven tricks with twelve on offer, '+200. At least it wasn't +230!'
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