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Alistair Bodin
Alistair Bodin
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 4, 2019
Last Seen
27 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

UK based, I played a lot at school university and early career, then family and work and commitments stopped bridge. Redundancy in 2016, I have the time to devote to bridge, now one of the better club players here in our club in the UK, though my defense sometimes lets me down. Play Benji Acol, weak NT, and 5 card majors strong NT. Fascinated by bidding and systems and understanding how to be more efficient in bidding. Currently learning 2/1 with 5 card majors and playing Ekren with it.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Retaining Chairman's Shield in Camberley Teams, winning Basingstoke 2nd division teams league.
Regular Bridge Partners
Andy, Sean, Danielle, Manny, Ray
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Basingstoke, Camberley and Ascot
Favorite Conventions
Transfers over 1!C opening and Ekren, Kaplin Inversion and Gazzilli
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Top Players - Preferred system
Abstain is what I did as I too am not a top player
Spammer Hack Misusing "Jan Martel" :(
Excellent advice
Re Learning Precision
Thank you for the replies SMP it will be then. A while back when made redundant I wrote some software to deal 100000 random hands so I could analyse certain things to see what would be good and occur more often. A quick hack and I looked at SMP openings ...
Search broken?
Thanks Eugene,
Do you ever open a 5 Card Major with One Notrump values?
With a bad 5 card suit should they not be trumps as there may not be time in NT to set them up?
Simple Transfers over 1 Club opening
Thank you for all the comments most helpful. I think we will go with the following responses to 1 1 4+hearts 5+ points 1 4+spades 5+ points 1 denying 4 card major may have a minor suit. 1NT (54)xx 5+ 2 (44 ...
Simple Transfers over 1 Club opening
Thank you all for the comprehensive feedback most helpful. Will change to be 5HCP to respond. Though I have a few times played in 1 passed out as has my partner but against better opponents that would not be the case. Will change the 1 to deny 4 ...
Bidding Improvement With Weak NT?
Is that allowed as I thought both partners had to have the same convention cards and play the same system?
2!d Opening to Show a Balanced 18-19 HCP?
In Nilsland's book 5 Card majors Scanian Way he advocates the following:- 2 18-21 Balanced or GF 2 2 2 2 2N 18-19 HCP 2 2 2N 20-21 HCP 2 is a relay response on most hands. Other ...
On computer versus hand shuffling
A good read thank you for sharing.
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