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Peter Fordham
Peter Fordham
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Member Since
Sept. 23, 2015
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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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Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: KJ64 2 KT98654 T
Pass. It could easily be right to bid, but it's all too random for me.
Highest Opening Bid You've Ever Made or Witnessed?
The more I cast my mind back over the years the more I remember bidding oddities. How about this one? I was playing rubber bridge looking at a miserable collection of rubbish when RHO opened 7 vulnerable. I Passed but my partner ventured 7, duly Doubled and set ...
Highest Opening Bid You've Ever Made or Witnessed?
One of my colleagues opened 7NT on one occasion, had thirteen toppies based around seven solid . On another occasion an opponent held AKQxxxx AKQJxx and,as dealer, Passed awaiting developments. He is still waiting. Thirteen tricks available, hand Passed in. How's that for a gap between available and ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: QT84 AK863 K9 T7
Pass! 2 is a death wish.
Johan Karlsson's bidding problem: QJ Q Q9654 T8732
Pass, Are any of my cards golden? Well the QJ in trumps aren't to be ignored, but partner probably has a poultice of them, so silver, but not golden. Is my stiff heart golden? Possibly, but oppo likely have 11 of that suit, so silver again. Do two silvers ...
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: J32 965 Q98542 2
I think Gonzalo is kidding us. There is another bidding problem posed nearby which looks like the complementary hand. Partner is -652 pattern.
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: QT75 KQ53 K854 T
X Hyper thin, but I am the player short in . Partner will get murdered by responder's bid if I Pass.. Give partner something simple like K94 A7642 A7 876. 4 is a very fine contract and we will Pass throughout if I do not act here and ...
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: K7432 J2 KQ2 KJ2
Gerber? If they ever let me in to a world individual, I wouldn't expect Gerber to be on partner's system card. Frequent use of splinters maybe, but Gerber??? In any event if partner took us to the stratosphere and asked me where my 4 bid arose from ...
Teri Smoot's bidding problem: J8 AKJ QJ76 7642
Let's pick a swallow to make a summer of. Partner: KQx xx AKxxxxx A Try bidding this sensibly to a slam after 2NT, presumably a non forcing bid leaving opener somewhat marooned.
Teri Smoot's bidding problem: J8 AKJ QJ76 7642
Why so? The cue has a specific high priority meaning, primary trump support in a good hand. Not only that it is low level and leaves adequate room to say, 'NT is good by me'. There is no good reason for partner to doubt.
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