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Tom Townsend
Tom Townsend
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Dec. 9, 2010
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about me

Bridge columnist, London Daily Telegraph.

Country
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea, TGR
Favorite Conventions
Gerber, Flannery, Fruit Machine Swiss
BBO Username
mug
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Dr. Allen Golbert's bidding problem: A842 K52 64 8752
Thank God it's only matchpoints. Otherwise I might have to make an adult bid, like 4.
John Solodar, RIP
May I ask why he was "The Hopper"? RIP.
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: Q T952 AJ763 T65
Raise 3 to 4. Or splinter.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: JT9753 4 A98 AJ3
It's an "Acol" one-bid, exactly the kind of hand designed to be opened 2. If 3 comes round to me I'll double.
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Ax J Q9xxx AQTxx
I think you bid 3 and then remove 3NT to 4 or 4, that shows the A and is forcing. Way too much with this hand, though.
Improving the Seeding Process
You could do much worse than abolish seeding altogether. If that's too radical, then take a leaf out of the EBL/WBF playbook, and play a couple of days' Swiss to set the round-of-32 bracket.
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Ax J Q9xxx AQTxx
I've decided it's not a 3NT hand. Does that make me mad?
Appeal from Kansas City
Many years ago I read Reese's book on Precision. Perhaps that's what he recommended.
Appeal from Kansas City
Thought double was 5-7. I dare say the better pairs also throw in 8+ with no clear bid. As you probably gathered, I don't play strong club.
Appeal from Kansas City
I don't suppose many experts play like that, but it can't be that bad and I wouldn't describe it as weird. It just means 8+ points and no five-card suit or stop for no-trump.
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