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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
33 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.  

Country
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
SteveAllen
ACBL Ranking
None
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FP again
I and many other I suspect play this as a hand that can penalize at least one of the opps suits. P can double 4S with a stack or pass/bid as appropriate. Pass though cannot be forcing, as the opp can easily have a big spade fit and shortage ...
Never a dull moment
Any follow up (as promised :))
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
Your right Michael, scan read the preceeding comments. Its a hypothetical continuation. Thanks
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
We have stiff diamond so I assume you mean 6-1 fit. I can live with the 3D call but dbl is probably better, but feel that North being under the bid is being optimistic with Q9x and 3NT. What would 3S have been in this partnership? I think best as ...
What should the selectors do?
This surely is a must for self paid teams.
Which 8 teams will qualify for 2019 Bermuda Bowl?
Excellent result round 32, shame about the last hand, as that would virtually have made it 100% to qualify.........good luck in the last round. I have to travel so will miss it
Boye Brogeland
Maybe Andy, but hes a great player with an excellent attitude to the game, sportsmanship and has done wonders in helping get the game clean.....so I think he deserves any credit he gets.
Boye Brogeland
Well playing England just now our man led out of turn. That does have potential penalties, but again Boye told him to pick it up! He was this time rewarded as our man missed the unblock and his slam made....despite Boye giving him a chance to redeem himself. Exciting ...
Warning: Viewer Discretion
Its all awful TBH ranking the order very subjective without knowledge of systems played etc
Play problem from Eurochampionships
It was round 15 board 11 - I voted 3 rounds of trumps then run the JS......but of course when diamonds turn out to be 4-1 off side you will now play spades from the top, ruff them good and clear the outstanding trump if not over ruffing you.
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