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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
Bronze Life Master
Laura & Steve
Standard American
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ACBL convention chart - Psyches
9-12 is probably not hard to defend. Then next month it will be 8-11 or 8-12. But i don't understand why a 9-12 1N is not allowed when you can have a 8-21 range for 1 of a suit. Is that any easier?
ACBL convention chart - Psyches
Good idea. The world would be a better place if FN had self-reported. Who is going to have an illegal agreement and then self-report it?
Upcoming chart change looks HUGE for the open field.
There are plenty of people who play something so wierd but GCC it can't reasonably be disclosed in the time allocated for 2 boards. If we had been playing Multi for the last 40 years, people wouldn't need written instructions to defend against Multi. Some people can't ...
ACBL convention chart - Psyches
Points aren't everything.
Upcoming chart change looks HUGE for the open field.
I don't get it 6 hands. 6 hands isn't enough for someone who doesn't get it. For someone who does get 1 is enough.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
ACBL is not really allowing Multi 2 never mind anything else. There will only be a limited number of events where Mult is allowed.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Yes, but assuming your not in a 6+ segment open+ chart. It says you can't agree to open 1NT with a small singleton. Yet currently you can do it essentially with impunity and i assume this will continue.
ACBL convention chart - Psyches
But much of this is hand evaluation. Say 1N range is 15-17. You have a nice 14 you open it, this doesn't mean you range has changed. You open a lot of 14's then yes you've changed and isn't disclosed properly. If someone opens a nice ...
ACBL convention chart - Psyches
one of the reason people are miffed is they don't understand the rules so don't if they were treated fairly.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
Ed "It's my (strong) understanding that the current GCC does not restrict openings on small singletons. It can be done so (as it always has allowed) as long as there is no partnership agreement" So then why is not ok to not follow agreement and open 1N with 11 ...

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