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Peter Gill
Peter Gill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 5, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 25
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've won over 30 National Championships and usually play for Australia unless I lose our Playoff Final by one imp, which I've done three times in the last decade. I'm a Sydney bridge pro who plays, directs and teaches bridge. I used to commentate on BBO a lot, but I don't have as much spare time for that volunteer task at present. Member of 2014, 2016 and 2017 Australian Open Teams - lost by one imp in 2015 Final of Playoff.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Going minus 4000 when I should go minus 4600 and actually gaining a lot from it - google Smile Sweetly After Disaster for full story.
Bridge Accomplishments
Lost to Smirnov - Piekarek in Spingold R16 in 2015. Lost to Fantoni - Nunes and Fisher - Schwartz many times, like most other top players. Now know why.
Regular Bridge Partners
Eric Leong, Andrew Peake, Adam Wildavsky, Liz Sylvester, Martin Bloom, Jane Dawson, Kathy Boardman, David Hudson, Peter Livesey and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
NSWBA in Sydney, Kings and Queens in Sydney, North Shore Bridge Club in Sydney
Favorite Tournaments
Gold Coast Bridge Congress in February in Australia, American Nationals
Favorite Conventions
None - is that too many?
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Scoring errors
While the above ideas are good, I do not share Kit's enthusiasm that such changes will make scoring errors virtually vanish. Example 1 In the last session of the 2015 Reisinger, there's this typical scoring error where Multon and Zimmerman got an impossible plus 90: http://live.acbl ...
To Sabine and Roy
Al - it wasn't a Howell - it was a Snake movement (a faulty Snake movement too, in my opinion, but that's another story). The sequence of tables from 1 to 26 had been reversed for that session so that 1 was now 26, 26 was 1 etc, i.e ...
Wroclaw - the Pairs Schedule
I liked the shorter breaks on the last day (Saturday - 9.30am instead of 10am start, finished at about 6pm instead of almost 8pm). I know that was intended to get play over in time for the Closing Ceremony, but it seemed better than the previous days, in my opinion ...
Open DC Discussion Thread
I think pairs of the calibre of Meckstroth - Rodwell dropping into 64th place is just right. In fact, dropping them in to anywhere from about 30th to 80th seems fine in my opinion. The event they came from - the GNT - is a strong open event. In Australian events, for many ...
EBL Convicts Fantoni-Nunes
John - omitting Monaco players, Giorgio Duboin ahead of Zia Mahmood, Alfredo Versace and Jeff Meckstroth (who is up from tenth to fourth), ref
EBL Convicts Fantoni-Nunes
The #1 and #2 bridge players in the world right now on the WBF's are Fantoni and Nunes. I think this could do with an update, with Helgemo becoming #1.
Mysterious video. Does anyone have information about it or its origins or content?
A very good point. In addition ..... Before the tray is passed to the other side of the screen during the bidding, it should be written in the rules and encouraged for players to have the right to rearrange their screenmate's spacing of Bids and Pass cards.
Mysterious video. Does anyone have information about it or its origins or content?
My previous comment was based on the 6 min 40 sec youtube video for which Giovanni Bobbio provided a link. Laura Villa in her comments in this thread provides a link to a 13 min 36 sec youtube video. I think that video is even weirder than the other one ...
Mysterious video. Does anyone have information about it or its origins or content?
Harald - the examples in the video make it clear that your theory, also mentioned by Giovanni as a theory, is not the theory in Laura Villa's video. The theory in her video is that the orientation of the card led could be interpreted as giving information about having one ...
Mysterious video. Does anyone have information about it or its origins or content?
Laura Villa has produced a video which explains a theory. Of the first three hands shown on the video, one of the hands 100% contradicts that theory. I will explain this in more detail in a longer post. A magician would be proud of this technique.

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