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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 8, 2013
Last Seen
Sept. 16
Member Type
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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Class of player
If the player was world class that isn't how they would have made the claim.
How do you interpret this bid?
psyche?! haven't you seen someone respond 1 with 5432?
Critique this matchpoint auction
That is why abstain is close to unanimous
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
More impolite would to offer advice without consent and I have seen that.
Bot Forum: Help Needed for Bot Programmer
Gib doesn't give attitude or suit preference either.
Under current ACBL Open/Open+ chart rules, is it legal to open this hand at the 1-level in 1st seat?
Basic+ "1. Any opening bid in a suit which is Natural, as long as it shows at least Near-Average Strength" Easily meets rule of 17 so OK for Basic+
Poll on 4-way transfers
As opposed to wrong-siding when opener likes your minor.
Raising Partner's Club Suit with Three Card Support
Surely with only 3 you have a better bid than 2 even if it is pass.
An alternative Alerting Policy
I don't see how 1N-2M natural to play is alertable by this proposed method. Is natural the only extra information is that you have less than 9 hcp or so. Having a limit on hcp shouldn't cause an alert, look at opening bids they are limited to 21 ...
The Three-card Limit Raise: There must be a better way
Brett- you method looks ok in Basic+ also. And think good for all 4 charts. Basic+ - responses and rebids "1. Any Natural response" - so natural non-forcing 2/1 OK same with 2M as a 3-card limit raise. "6. Any 1NT response to an opening bid of 1H or 1S." So ...

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