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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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Laura & Steve
Standard American
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Mosca Club - with transfers and Canape
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2NT after jump advance of T/O double
Yes, the obvious solution. Anyone play off-shape minimum takeout doubles?
My ACBL NABC Online Individual Journey - Day 1
Bd3 Yes Gib is known for not leading longest and strongest suit. But here have to agree. Partner will have an entry so can lead spades and is trick better. Now how do you program Gib to find the spade switch? There is no point to making safe leads if ...
Forcing or Non-forcing Two-level bids after an Overall?
Transfer advances are good can have forcing and non-forcing. With cuebids partner is going to assume you have a fit, so for an unpassed hand having new suit forcing is useful. Not everyone likes it which is fine, but if you have opponents opening light is very helpful.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: AKQ AQJ85 T3 T85
2/1 GF does not apply if interference is before the 2/1. So this would not be GF.
Minorwood or Redwood?
Having the weak hand take control of the auction does not seem best. After 2 agreements should be designed to have the 2 asking most of the time.
And then CHO bid 2!D
Plus how many does responder have? Unless they have a lot of clubs quite a few.
"I always ask"
"In general, you should ask if there is a hand type - which comes up with some reasonable frequency" Here opps may have no idea what your bid even means. To expect no ask is asking a lot. I sort of know your system, so probably wouldn't ask but if ...
"I always ask"
Yes, well I don't get what I want either :)
Can you have UI generated solely through your own actions?
They will say statement is self-serving. It seems once there is BIT/UI you can't just bid your hand properly without possibility of being penalized.
A lot of stuff went down here.
Their playing Precision if they forgot this-they have big problems.

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