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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
29 minutes 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.  

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing at junior national trials. I cashed some side suit winners and exited looking at a likely trump trick with QTxx with AKJ9x over me and only one entry to dummy (so declarer needed a deep finesse first round of trumps). He led a trump from dummy, turned to me and said " you've got QTxx haven't you", I gave him my "what you talking about Im rubbish at this game" look and he bought it - 1 off. Priceless
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
ACBL Ranking
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What do you do?
By review, I mean explanation of each artificial bid in order. The bidding should of course still be on the table :)
What do you do?
Unbelievable that an experienced player would do this. For now answer the question and reserve your rights to call the Director if you have been damaged. In this position I always wait for P to ask his questions or lead. Once done, if I want to know something I ask ...
Ben Green's bidding problem: 2 A8632 KQ A6542
This is an Acol auction not 2/1. So 2C is not played in the same way as you describe here. Grumpy is perfecty well qualified to teach, but does have his own very unique system.
Was I injured
No he said if he was told forcing as per the written agreements then he passes as he can double a level higher. Intermediate it looks best to penalise....if described as weak, then 3NT looks more likely to score better than the penalty
Suit Quality for 1C-1S-4C (forcing Spade raise)
Thats good enough for me to bid 4C. Imagine P with KJxxx xxx Axx Qx and slams a doddle....4D, 4H.....slam. But my 4C promises 3 of the top4 honours
Was I injured
OP said ducking the JH to the queen....this does not work as you say, defence must win AH and play 3 rounds of clubs with thr 4th round ruffed to uppercut declarer in trumps.....3 off
2NT Forcing by Responder
Ok this has some interesting follow up I might consider adding to my system :)
Was I injured
I dont think the JH lead beats this by 3 tricks. Win the QH cash the AK of diamonds and ditch a club loser then clear the heart. Defence in a sort of mortens fork and only win 6 tricks for 2 down.
Was I injured
I think notes meant there was an agreement and the bidder forgot it and the opener also mis-explained it......damage is clear and I would adjust the score
2NT Forcing by Responder
Interested if this is dropped when the 3rd suit is higher ranking than the first bid suit (responder reverse - which I treat as GF in my system). eg 1D 1H 2D 2S? (ie the 2NT bid is now just invitational again)

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