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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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Member Since
June 8, 2013
Last Seen
13 hours ago
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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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GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
I ask when did ACBL's new openness end?
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
I said decided. I wasn't talking about qualifying. but hey they can make the coc anything they want within the rules.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Mathematically it's easy to win both matches but not win on victory points. But in the GNT which qualifies for tournaments where winner is decided head to head in a knock-out makes VP in a 3-way a poor choice.
Death penalty ;)
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: Q64 T862 63 J954
shoot fixed
Director err!
Your opponent took some risk with 5. Your method of bidding 2 on such a hand allows 3 by North at which point 5 seems reasonable to get to with less risk.
Director err!
What would your system have enabled you to bid over 2?
Director err!
Double of 5 is just ghastly. Just no tricks to defend and not enough to play at 5-level.
Director err!
I did a double dummy on the hands it says 5 should make. Seems obvious ruff a , pull trump, lose finesse in and you have Q as entry to if west holds up. Maybe you can enlighten how -3?
Director err!
but a range of 9 is ok per Open chart

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