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Ryan Stephenson
Ryan Stephenson
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Member Since
Feb. 19, 2012
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am based in North London and played at lot at the Young Chelsea in my youth but I am not playing bridge much at the moment due to having a young family.

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Best line of play?
Thanks all. West held Jxxxx xx Kxxx xx so most but not all lines work. FWIW I went with Kenton's line.
Adventures in card play
I actually partnered player one for a period of time. Don't remember any issues about the temperature of the milk or any front doors being opened. I do however recall a Swiss teams event when he requested our table was moved to the corridor because it was too warm ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
As per John Portwood I don't agree with the ruling. It is a misinformation case not an illegal agreement so -3 IMPs is not the correct ruling. However there is potential for a weighted score if the TD judges the auction would have gone differently if the correct information ...
Paula Leslie's bidding problem: QJT9xx AKx Qx xx
I'm speculating here but... I think the reason for inverting is that you give the opener an extra spade bid which means their support bids are better defined rather than actually being able to play in 1♠ Plus you get the advantage of having the 1♥ bidder on lead ...
Paula Leslie's bidding problem: QJT9xx AKx Qx xx
Wrong place!
Playing Weak NT. How to bid after 1m=1M with 4 card support.
With one partner in a 5cM WNT context we played a 1NT rebid could contain 4 card support if 4333 only. Probably a Klinger idea as we were playing Keri at the time over both 1NT openings and rebids. Cannot remember any gains or losses from it though.
Zero-max imps (new scoring method)
Interesting idea Ian - can't see it catching on though. I have issue with this statement. "Theoretically you shouldn't be able to do better than the optimum score for the hand unless the opps make a mistake; they should suffer but you should not gain" Sometimes you can force ...
Gold Coast Ruling
That AC ruling makes no sense as a X would have been pulled to 5H a large percentage (100?) of the time anyway. So 5H needs to be part of the weighted score.
Richard Granville's bidding problem: A953 QJT42 9 K72
What happened at the table on this one Richard?
Richard Granville's bidding problem: A953 QJT42 9 K72
I found it quite easy - but then I am a pessimist void AKxxxxx KQx QJx void AKxxxx Axx Qxxx

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