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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
16 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
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
ACBL Ranking
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Thats my style to Richard, I would not play this as a forcing pass. But I know quite a few pairs who would play 2H here GF and thats another animal entirely
Im a lone voter for other, as I believe it depends on how you play the 2H bid. If disturbed is NF then it's clearly a non forcing pass. If it shows GF values, then there's a good argument for this to be forcing......but of course it ...
The downside of playing online...
Sorry I was going mad - still thinking about the 9H switch before. There is no play for no loser in hearts of course done by Declarer on their own
The downside of playing online...
Deleted, talking about the wrong hand
The downside of playing online...
Even if you find the diamond ruff, surely declarer can now count the shape of the hand for East as 2317 with broken realistically cannot have a heart honour for their 1nt bid. Which forces you to make the only play that works in hearts and make the ...
Trick 3
Am I completely out of tune with the game? I would never dream of bidding 2S Rvs Green at imps with that hand in this position.....if it does anything at all Dbl looks more normal to me. I was thinking a 6412 shape minimum. I'm playing the 9H ...
Lost Power of Double!
While we are at it can we add some other extra bids like 2S- and 2S+ to show hands which have stretched and those that have extras :)
Mark Benson's bidding problem: J82 AT983 AQJ8 A
I cant see any way of investigating what I need to know so take the practical shot at 6D immediately without given up any further info to the opp. Hard to imagine P would be bidding a thread bare diamond suit with a stiff spade and three good hearts, so ...
Mirror, mirror on the wall
You dont have to ask every time, just a few times when something is unusual, here and there when you dont care what the answer is because your p wont have clear UI. Always asking only when you are considering a bid is CLEARLY worse and passes UI ...
Mirror, mirror on the wall
If you only ask when you might bid then it does convey UI......its better to always ask than only ask when its needed.

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