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Phil Markey
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Member Since
June 3, 2015
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44 minutes ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Lawyer, gambler, monogamist, wolfhound lover

Personal philosophy - clothing optional

Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
the last time I played
Bridge Accomplishments
winning
Regular Bridge Partners
Bruce
Member of Bridge Club(s)
South Australian Bridge Association
Favorite Tournaments
National Open Teams
Favorite Conventions
specific 2's
BBO Username
stiff queen
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Coast Conduct
The behaviour described is atrocious. The suggestion that the culpability of this behaviour is lessened because it is an attempt from a great player to intimidate completely misses the point. The more experienced the player who behaves this way the more culpable the behaviour becomes. It is repulsive for someone ...
James Huntington's bidding problem: 963 K87652 T9 K5
My rule is to open the bidding as the dealer with a 6 card suit. I think that weak 2 bids intended as a single suited pre-emptive choice are a sad compromise compared to opening 3 of a major.
How to bid to right game
I support hearts with my first bid as South. I suppose it might depend on your raise structure but broadly speaking playing 5 card majors is a sacrifice being squandered when you respond 1S. In my view a structure that bothers to cater for your best 5/3 fit is ...
Group think on Bridge Winners
I think Bridgewinners is too USA-centric causing a sameness about the topics, ideas and views you can find on the site. Effectively it becomes akin to an intolerance of different views about bridge and behaviour. I find the moderation of the site poor and unprofessional. The guidelines for posting are ...
It Happened One Day
"Phil, South did not invoke the "tension of the moment" or "human" defense. In the first instance, he denied he said anything." Obviously denying it is a bad response but it is also very human. When people say dumb things and are confronted with them they will routinely double down ...
It Happened One Day
It is utterly clear to any serious bridge player that you can't tell declarer how to play when you are dummy. All I am saying in the quoted part of my reply is that this would be true of South on this hand. To clarify my reply you could ...
It Happened One Day
"In this particular case, I don't think it was a 'one-off' stupid mistake that was just blurted out." This describes the problem with this thread. It is clear that the pair in question have a reputation and that they are being judged with reference to that reputation. Telling declarer ...
Phil Markey's lead problem: KJ K4 Q873 97632
Thanks for playing. King of hearts was chosen at the table and the contract made. Not sure if its cold after king of hearts lead but I am certain it is now hard to beat. Dummy had a 6421 with Qxxx heart and declarer Ax. A combination of a trick ...
Phil Markey's bidding problem: A9 T8 K62 AK9543
I think the discussion about the name for double in this spot is unhelpful but I am interested in the merits of double with my hand as given. In my view if I could finish the auction with a double it has clear value. 4 spades is going off a ...
Phil Markey's bidding problem: A9 T8 K62 AK9543
My double is interesting. I might argue that it is good at these colours but not so good at other colours. In practice I knew my customer such that I was more confident than usual that 4 spades was not making. Although double is broadly defined as takeout in practice ...
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