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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
3 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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Get That Overtrick
I should have said "Unscramble the comms" without taking a significant risk of the hand going very badly for us, as of course we could ruff in dummy, cash the AD and then get to hand with AK of clubs and a ruff. But if we are over ruffed, the ...
Get That Overtrick
Indeed the players in 3NT and 6D will beat us, but 4S will beat us too when they suit is 33, or 4-2 with split honours. 2-4 split honours does not work for those in 4S as of course any 5-1 wont either. Agree with the start of play, but ...
Get That Overtrick
What were the others in? If its 3nt then thats scoring more than than making 12 tricks in diamonds assuming again they get the suit right on a heart lead?
Get That Overtrick
Ruffing a spade looks the normal thing to do, but if spades are 33 your not beating anyone in 4S assuming they understand restricted choice in diamonds. I am therefore going to assume spades are 4-2 and that the heart lead was doubleton explaining the continuation. Ie LHO is 4234 ...
Defense is still hard
Think you meant KH Ian?
Defense is still hard
I choose a spade, and it would be the 3. If declarer has the queen on this auction it will almost certainly be stiff IMO. There is one nagging doubt based on the that North is a novice and maybe South is stealing the hand play with a ...
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: 82 K86 AT864 KQT
Being Pedantic, but the player sitting over us is not unlimited due to their opening Pass, but of course Pass is still clear
Systems Poll
No Richard, but did used to know him back in the day as we both played in Hertfordshire for the county and in the leagues there, before he moved. His team always used to win the league, but we did prevent this one year, before I sort of retired for ...
Systems Poll
Im playing 5 card spades, WNT and 2C big, but choose 4CM as its close enough
Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: KQT7 K73 J AK975
I for one open those hands 1C and rebid NT at my next bid, if the hand is outside my opening 1nt range (i play wnt).

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