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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
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2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I play many mind sports games in my time including:- Chess, Othello, Go and virtually any other good card game before settling on Bridge. I play in the UK and use a highly modified Benji ACOL system, some what different from most on this site.

Started play aged 15 or so, some 35 years ago and play when I can around a busy work and family life.  

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Qualifying in first place from our local Bridge club for the National Pairs Finals, on our second ever club night (after reading a book about ACOL) aged 15. The club membership had been telling us not to get our hopes up for a least a few years on winning a club night as new members :)
Bridge Accomplishments
No major event wins, but quite a few close shaves. It's overdue now.
Regular Bridge Partners
David Eddleston also known as Francis Eddleston
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Burnham Bridge club, WGC bridge club
BBO Username
SteveAllen
ACBL Ranking
None
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Are you kidding me?
I read the above in disbelief TBH - if this genuinely happened and is the current state of the regulations in your area......you need to get Mr Burn involved!
Bad slam
edited for grammar Im late on this one but would say the following:- 2D is a view but certainly reasonable 4C is descriptive and reasonable after the heart fit is found, this has made the 2D bid look far sounder. 4D is a serious error if this is a control ...
What does 3!S mean?
TBH I dont play 5CM and a forcing NT, so have assumed the opener may pass with 11-14 and a distributional hand such as 3514 in case P is also weak and misfitting (IE looking to play in a partial outside of hearts). The then taken 3C bid then makes ...
What does 3!S mean?
Opener passed 2D initially but could never bid 3D after his partners 3C bid as the opp has bid that before them (have you missed this in the auction?) I personally play showing rather than asking so would interpret this as you say though in a likely 3514 shape
ATB: -500 instead of +1010
I'm sorry, but I cannot get passed North rebidding 2S and not hearts....sure Souths actions are poor but Norths cannot be looking at his hand
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
On the hand it occured, the answer was no. But thr point is you need to run the suit to make and winning the king on the second round will NEVER make that possible, its a nullo play while running the ten or jack at least has a chance.
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
Not that simple though as give your P the TD when the jack is led covering is wrong. You have to trust your p to ditch the TD under the ace. Its a very interesting position........but winning the king here was a nullo play.
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
Running the jack is your only hope. If the queen drops, you’ve blocked the suit!
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
I lead and we clear spade vs 3nt, where declarer has a entryless dummy apart from the suit he must run to make the contract, this being diamonds Dummy.........Kxxxxx Dec...........AJT Declarer takes the AD and then overtakes the Jack with the King in dummy to give them 0 ...
Follow-up after a reopening
I cannot answer this in the current format, its not clear on the difference between bidding a new minor and a cue bid of the openers. Also there is an assumption that the passed hand is always weak, when it could easily be a strongish hand with the openers suit ...
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