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Peter Fordham
Peter Fordham
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Member Since
Sept. 23, 2015
Last Seen
8 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.
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Pass out of Turn
@John L, The partner must not act on the UI that the player has Passed, but the director knows that the player did, in fact Pass, and thus had neither a hand that, in the opinion of the player who Passed, met their requirements for a strong bid or a ...
Did I Have a Blind Spot?
Yes, that's the bit that I missed. In reality, if I had recognized that East's play of the 3 to T6 meant that that player held exactly five diamonds, I could have recovered by ruffing the K low, with West following with 2, then cashing K successfully. The ...
Did I Have a Blind Spot?
Thx fixed
Why did partner unblock ?
@SathyaB, I don't think Ian realized that your diagram provided for the play to four tricks. As it happens you gave seven choices when holding nine cards. I suppose a couple of them were equivalents. I assume you were trying to establish the point of partner playing 10 to ...
A CC/UI hypothetical
It does not matter what West opens provided their action is defensible in context of UI. What about a West who does not open a preemptive action, thus allowing them to transfer after partner's presumed opening 2NT? This is the player I would want to have a serious talking ...
A CC/UI hypothetical
Despite its curly bits in the corners, I think this is a good change to the rules. it gets lots of situations back on track to produce a normal outcome. I do not regard ease of application as the be all and end all of a good law. Bridge players ...
A CC/UI hypothetical
I agree with Aviv. The correct question is not "Is the previously attempted 2NT a subset of the now produced 2NT?" It is the converse. "Is the now produced 2NT, a subset of the previously attempted 2NT?" The answer to that is No! since it is much wider ranging, and ...
Pass out of Turn
I would allow both bids, and in practice, I would allow any call that does not provide for values that might be stronger than Pass. i.e. Hands that would open one of something or better. We have the evidence before our eyes that the player in question regarded their ...
Pass out of Turn
The law is absolutely clear on this. The only real question is : Is the law crystal clear, or is the law clear as mud?
Winston Chang's bidding problem: K6 AQJ AT6 QJ876
That's the trouble with 'automatic', puts the machine in charge of the driver instead of the driver in charge of the machine.
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