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Alistair Bodin
Alistair Bodin
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 4, 2019
Last Seen
4 hours 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, enthusiastic improving UK player. Keen to learn more to improve my play. Enjoy Benji Acol, weak NT, and 5 card majors strong NT with a multi. Fascinated by bidding and systems and understanding how to be more efficient in bidding. 

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, Mike
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Basingstoke, Camberley and Ascot
Favorite Conventions
Checkback, Puppet Stayman, 4 suit transfers, Intermediate 2 in a major
ACBL Ranking
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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.
Simple Transfers over 1 Club opening
Today my partner and I tried our simple transfer system and only two 1 openings occurred in 24 boards so not much practice. Both got us poor scores, we play again tomorrow so hopefully more practice.
2 "Non-Technical" Bridge Books Suggestion
Excellent book that I enjoyed though quite a bit was perhaps a bit over my head, but good read all the same.
Good modern book on 2/1 system recommendations please
Thank you, I enjoy Mike Lawrence and have a few of his books. I already have Mats excellent book and have incorporated some things with one of my partners. The game force looks interesting and I will take a look.
Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
Depends who I play with. With 5 card major partners it is weak only multi. With Acol partners it is Benji so game forcing opening bid.
Opinion Poll on Adequacy of Simplest Multi 2D Defenses
Thank you that makes sense to me, now I know.
Opinion Poll on Adequacy of Simplest Multi 2D Defenses
Being in England we can paly the multi and I enjoy using it. I was wondering does the defence change if opponents are playing a weak only version?
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