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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.

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


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Bridge Accomplishments
Top 2015 Online pts U1000 for ACBL Unit 166
Favorite Tournaments
Hamilton Sectional
Favorite Conventions
fourth suit forcing
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ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Laura & Steve
Standard American
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Mosca Club - with transfers and Canape
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Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
12 hcp with 5 controls. This is like 34% of hands. Our side could open 2 7 or 8 times a session instead of 1 every 2 or 3 sessions. I see nothing wrong with opening 2 light like the French do or like Benji hands. Where most ...
Off the rails again
Zia has made slams off 2 cashing tricks. Good enough for Zia I'll take it. My bidding isn't as good as his so will have more opportunities :)
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
I don't know which is more ludicrous. While I would agree it is not acceptable to agree to open this hand a strong 1. Any hand that can open 2 is easily worth a 1 opening and a try.
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Yes, no pulling the goalie in hockey. [edit] In soccer goalie sometimes become a forward too.
Off the rails again
Amy.. Maybe Zia not on lead. Maybe leader has 0-1 honour. Nothing wrong with being off 2 cashing tricks if you still make. Hopefully you haven't laid out a map for opponents.
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Knockouts only decide the best team. The rest while could be accurate also may not. For Swiss in W/L there is a formula which I don't have handy which shows how many places can be accurately decided depending on number of teams and rounds. But in Swiss how ...
Rajeev Jog's bidding problem: K76 2 JT43 AK874
I think he independently invented semi-forcing 1N by a passed hand.
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
Romex was good idea. But 1N, 2, 2 & 2N all as strong hands wasn't.
Regulation of Strong 2C opening bid
If someone opens 2 with 12 and 5 controls I want a time machine so I can do a penalty double.
Draft ACBL Convention charts and using bidding judgement
If I were to define an average hand I would say 9-11 not exactly 10.

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