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Anthony Pettengell
Anthony Pettengell
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Member Since
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!

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Questions about 1NT overcalls
Worry about missing a major fit is a good argument for playing different methods, where the (a) major suit is always specified, but agreed that once you're playing a method and are in the situation you're in, take the fit you have rather than seeking something better.
Game Tries after Potential Three Card Raise of Major Response
It's possible for game+, opener can bid 3 in that sequence if accepting the game try, you'll just miss it for part-scores when opener passes 2N. I'm not fussed about finding an 8-card minor fit for part-scores.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: QT92 Q76532 T A8
I would have bid 2, and not considered it much of an overbid, if at all. 6-4 shape makes up for a lot...
Dominic Cooke's lead problem: Q975 Q2 AT2 T932
If they are playing a basic version of better minor, where with 3 cards in each minor they pick the better suit, then opener could technically be 4=3=3=3 and hence have 3 diamonds. Also if playing some kind of strong club system (I infer that's highly ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AQ6543 2 KT987 A
How do you manage 2-suited hands in the direct position? Play the exact same here. There is some merit to a different structure by a passed hand, though my partnerships so far only re-assign the penalty double and keep other agreements the same for simplicity's sake.
One Suit
For hand 1, a 1 rebid is perfectly serviceable and my preference. Hand 2 there is more pertinent, but it's still very workable, particularly in a Precision context, to rebid 2 with that hand (which I presume is what Kit does). It cannot promise 5 diamonds even ...
Ian Grant's bidding problem: KQ K7 AK762 J843
I think there's a distinction between 2N here (under the weak 2 hand) and 2N in direct seat. There is a bigger danger here. As said, I still bid it.
Ian Grant's bidding problem: KQ K7 AK762 J843
Tough decision. 2N gets values and shape across, albeit Kx in hearts is very dangerous if that is O's suit- a different suit lead then a heart back, if partner doesn't have any assistance. Still, I feel you have to act on this hand, and I personally prefer ...
Questions about 1NT overcalls
I thought it was Asptro? Who knows, there are lots of variants. 2 = hearts + another, 2 = spades and another, 2M natural, x = penalty. I think that one's Asptro. But yes, that's probably my experience at county/regional level. I've played both Multi-Landy and Asptro and ...
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: AQ J97 AKT KQ763
Also a possibility, though at this level I'd think doubling with only 2 spades when you have other alternatives is... well, not my choice. The parallel problem where the overcall is 2 is a bit different in that respect.

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