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Anthony Pettengell
Anthony Pettengell
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April 30, 2016
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about me

I began playing bridge while at uni in Durham, UK, unfortunately not starting until near the end of my undergraduate degree. I spent 3 years in Nottingham, mainly playing at the Nottingham, Woodborough and Phoenix bridge clubs, and helping to (re)start the university club there. I moved to Middlesbrough in September 2017 and am now playing in Darlington at the St George's Bridge Centre.


I have played Acol, 2/1, Precision, and Polish Club, and I am keen to try new systems. I mainly fall down in defence (don't we all?) or just in making silly errors. We can but try to improve!

United Kingdom

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Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: K96 J K5432 QT74
I've got to say I’m surprised by the large majority so far for 3. With parter being max 14, do you really want to be inviting game with this hand?
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: QT9754 5 K6 JT76
Sanity check poll, I bid 2 without any hesitation or doubt. Thanks for the confirmation.
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: Q A75 AK965 AT93
I posted this as a second round problem, where I had overcalled 2. While well-aware that double was the other option, the comments made me want to check whether I was completely off base for considering the overcall. The results are certainly quite one-sided so far. Obviously if the ...
Convention Cards in NABC+ events
This is standard in the EBU. It's far better than the alternative. People do occasionally leave convention cards behind at previous tables... but that's literally the only, incredibly minor negative to what is an excellent procedural rule. Ok, only a few pairs will have their CC ready at ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: T86 JT9653 AQ2 9
Well, you can still agree to have 2 be an invite in hearts, without those switches, albeit without nuance in follow-ups - opener jumps to 4/3N with a max and rebids 3 with a min. 2 then cannot be a hand that simply wants to play ...
John Portwood's bidding problem: A4 AQ98 T6 AJT63
I agree with both Richard and Mark. My typical agreements after an initial penalty double of 1N are that double is penalties/pass is forcing vs 2m, but pass is NF and double is takeout vs 2M. Subsequent doubles would be penalties either way. I would much prefer immediate doubles ...
Overcalling 1NT When Holding a Good 5 Card Major
To be fair the question is posed as 'good' 5-card major; while this is a subjective descriptor, I'm quite sure 65432 wouldn't qualify!
Bill March's bidding problem: AKQT9xx QTx Qx K
Exactly that. I can fully understand the view that you want to bid 4 anyway, but the soft honours (singleton K, Qx and QTx) are very defensive and argue against preemption. Given those soft values, I think it unlikely you'll be passed out in 1 with a ...
Bill March's bidding problem: AKQT9xx QTx Qx K
I'm always tempted with a strong 7-card major and a passed-hand partner to be pre-empting, with 3/4 (4 at this vulnerability), but those H/D/C honours really suggest not doing so. 1 seems pretty clear to me here.
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: Q865 K8 Q87 T854
Well that's part of the 'usual latitude' comment, haha! This partner isn't known for bidding here overly often with 4 though (I haven't yet seen him do it), so expect that only with a chunky suit. Overall hand strength however...

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