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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
2 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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Michael Rosenberg's lead problem: 632 A953 QJ72 T9
I agree that doubling with this hand is not something I would do, but its is clear that you would double with far more hands than I would for the lead. Playing IMPS I am going to be more conservative than playing MPS where these doubles offer bigger rewards as ...
Michael Rosenberg's lead problem: 632 A953 QJ72 T9
Just to add some perspective your P’s hand on the actual deal was xx xxxx Ax KQxxx and the player did not double 2C.
What is the right thing to do?
The auction is over and it’s too late for a correction based on poor attention. A mechanical error would be a different story, but is not applicable here.
Another Forcing Pass??
This need voting buttons or bidding options, more than that it needs an explanation of the auction. What was our P's 4H bid assuming its not natural if opp bid 5H over it and opened the suit.
Precision "Pass and Pull" (Part one)
Other issues aside its not points that matter but controls. KJ is not as good as Axx as this will be more a function of 2 top losers than enough tricks. Plus there is no 4 option anyway
Ian Grant's bidding problem: JT642 Q943 86 63
Not at my table playing IMPS.
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
Then the ACBL needs a rule change, because we all know this is a problem that needs to be controlled.
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
I think the director (and partner) should make it clear that he can change his bid, but has caused no end of problems that may need a ruling on afterwards......strong words to encourage not touching the bidding box until you have made a clear decision ....or penalties will be ...
You be the judge!
I think you can try again legally as the 5 level looks safe, but 6S looks based on UI and would IMO be rolled back
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
OK - I can accept that, but it will be a mighty mess with so much UI, this has to be completely discouraged.

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