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Allan Graves
Allan Graves
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Member Since
March 19, 2011
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Jan. 20
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge Teacher and professional player Interested in : Bridge Teaching focus and methods Meditation ( Mindfullness /Awareness training ) practice for bridge players. Member Canadian bridge Hall of Fame , 2017 Senior world Champion , 15 Canadian and USA National Championships.  Feel free to contact me for more information and resources. University major and credentials in Student Centered Education. 

Country
Canada

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Bridge Accomplishments
Canadian Bridge Hall of fame. 2017 Senior World Champion USA
Favorite Conventions
18-19 balanced 2D opener
BBO Username
algraves
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Curtis Cheek Wins 2019 Lazard Sportsmanship Award
So well deserved in every conceivable way.
Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
Collusive cheating should be a lifetime ban for both players. No exceptions. It is too easy to cheat at bridge to take any chances whatsoever with repeat behaviour and making players play against known cheats is completely unreasonable. " Rehabilitation " is not only in the eye of the beholder but completely ...
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
I posted a separate comment instead.
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
It is a big mistake to have flight C players in the same game as flight A players. It is never ever, good to do that. There is zero data to support that you learn when you are completely overmatched and indeed much data to suggest the opposite. There is ...
KASLE Wins Senior KO
Congrats to the winners , well done
MANFIELD Wins Mixed Teams
Well done
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
The DI used by the BT was undefined as to keycards . Turbo is a relatively modern advance rigidly defined as to key cards . I played DI that was modified in a manner suggested by Kaplan in a late fifties in a Bridge World article . Non jump 4NT after suit agreement ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Hi Jack See my comment above . Declarative Interogative was old BT method adapted by KS . It’s roots theoretically would begin withnthe Culbertson 4 /5 NT convention that maintained dialogue and control agreement and was an integral part of Culbertson and predated Blackwood . Excellent method for its time but BW ...
_gressive
You make a good point about clear rules rather than optimal agreements. Say for example the auction goes 1D - 2D : inverted , then later 3NT , removed to 4D , then we would all agree that 4NT is regressive. However support in the posted question was first agreed at the 4 level and ...
_gressive
First chance to ask for key cards after support in an unlimited auction is clearly Blackwood . If it had proceeded 4D instead of 3S no one would assume 4Nt was natural in the abscence of an agreement and this auction is identical ,
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