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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
7 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.  

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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Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
Great post Randy, saved me sharing my wnt experience :)
Another botched one.
Im inclined at MPS to rise with the ace and hook the QC in West to make as many as possible. Unless LHO is really wild and overcalled on QJxx xxx KTxxx x this likely to work
Another botched one.
That I cover with the Ten
David Corn's bidding problem: Q5432 75 A975 A6
Im not sure I understand why 75% at this moment are doubling 2D. Sure our P's XX is generally used to trap the opp in a poor contract doubled, but here our P has every right to expect a significantly better opener than we have with reasonable defence to ...
Another botched one.
That's irrelevant, as you can only ever make a spade with this lie.....if the opponents play another round for you. So covering does not develop a trick in the suit.....but does put East in who can damage your hand by playing a diamond. Ergo I duck the ...
Another cool double dummy problem from the common game
Your missing that once hes cashed the 2 spades and exits with the KH we win with the Ace and exit with the TH :)
Another botched one.
Why did I cover the QS again?
Test your analysis, COMMON GAME 13 DEC BOARD 5
OK - then that works of course :)
Test your analysis, COMMON GAME 13 DEC BOARD 5
Think you have got this slightly wrong Craig. You either eliminate both minors without touching hearts and lead a spade from dummy as you say.....or cash two top hearts (either works) as breaking hearts concedes the suit, as does a R&D. Your line above cashes only one heart ...
David Eddleston's bidding problem: AJ Q98 6 AQJ9743
Depends really. My reg was playing with a last minute partner with whom hes played only a couple of times, the last one over 5 years ago.......perhaps they were expecting a hand more in line with my thoughts above. I had no idea what happened when I commented, but ...

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