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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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Member Since
June 8, 2013
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Bridge Player
about me

Learned weak NT to start then Acol, then SA, then Precision and then 2/1 (the easiest to learn as more of a treatment). Now try for 2/1 and Precision but often get stuck with SAYC. Recently learned Mosca club with canape and Polish club.

Book i learned bidding most from Precision Bidding in Acol by Eric Crowhurst

Redoubled with overtricks:

2D+2, 3N+2, 4S+2, 2S+3, 1N+3, 1S+3, 2H+4, 4S+1, 4N+2


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Top 2015 Online pts U1000 for ACBL Unit 166
Favorite Tournaments
Hamilton Sectional
Favorite Conventions
fourth suit forcing
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
T-Precision 3.0
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Alert a natural preempt?
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
If you can't do it at the club what makes you think you can get them to do it at a tournament. There are several long time partnerships at clubs I frequent who never have a cc.
How do you view this ruling?
Im with John. Stating it could have short clubs does not preclude having long clubs.
Theoretical Laws questions about playing out the hand after a claim
a) so if you need partner to play a certain card to get extra trick you just expose your hand and claim. Partner can now figure out what card to play as is not UI by your logic. Sounds fishy to me!?
Meckwell Lite continuations
Dan Neill's Standard Modern Precision lists on pg 20 1-1-1-2-3 as 6+ GF. Presumably is same after 1 instead of 1.
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
I didn't mean to include 1/1/1 - 1NT which may bypass a 4-card major. But the alert charts list 1N as non-alertable if it may or may not bypass a 4-card major. Go figure. "Non-forcing 1NT responses that may or may not bypass four-card majors"
Your thoughts on whether Alerts or Explanations are required or should be required or voluntarily should be done
A lot of your questions are about bypassing 4-card majors to bid 1NT. ACBL alert documentation is clear on this subject. 1NT does not require an alert if it is possible to bypass a 4-card major. Weather you decide to alert anyways is your business.
What to do after they bid over our stayman ?
What if partner was doing garbage Stayman and has a lot less than inv?
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: --- Q2 974 AKQJT875
Can also beat 3NT with lead of small heart to Ace and switch
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: --- Q2 974 AKQJT875
Yes were 5440 but partner had AKTx. = K9xx, =JT6, =4 Can make 4 takes A lead to bid 3NT which opps found for -1 for around 65%. 3 tables of 13 made 3NT or better but rest was in 5/6 -2 or ...

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