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Anthony Pettengell
Anthony Pettengell
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Member Since
April 30, 2016
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19 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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United Kingdom

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Hurworth (St George's Bridge Centre)
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Antonyx
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Placing the cards
Our auction was 1 – 2 (Drury) – 2 AP, but I had the exceedingly helpful lead of the club 10 to make this hand rather simpler... I note that three pairs went off in 2, and two pairs played in 2 also going off. I agree ...
Precision sequence 1D - P - 2C
I like 2 to have 5+ when there's a 4-card major, so that the 5th club is shown on the second round of bidding. That said, I fully understand the rational for bidding 2 with a 4-card major and only 4 clubs, and I do find the ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: Q9865 7543 AQ J3
While possible, I would suggest that any 8-card major fit is percentage better than 3NT here, even if on any specific hand it obviously could be the other way around. The trump suit is gives extra security when there is a large disparity in points between the hands, you're ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: Q9865 7543 AQ J3
When you have Smolen available in this position I don't see a downside to going via 3.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: QJ T9 KQ92 AKJ95
Strength-wise the 5-card suit and excellent intermediates make up for the QJ doubleton and I would treat this as a 16-18 balanced. Tactically there is some merit to downgrading and opening 1NT with such weak major suits, but 2nd position vulnerable at IMPs is not the time to take that ...
A Difficult Defence
Yeah, ignore me, I was focussing too much on the typed out reasoning for the decision in the OP and didn't really think about the hand generally. I do think it's unlikely declarer has J singleton and I wouldn't factor that possibility into things, but that doesn ...
A Difficult Defence
What was the agreement about the double? Would East not be likely to have bid 3 if they had 6? If so, declarer having singleton J of spades is unlikely and ducking the first spade seems better.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AKQ5 43 Q43 A532
I think how light your opening bids are has a bearing on this. If partner could easily have a 10/11 count then 1NT has more merit (I have no concerns about the diamond suit given it's a Precision 1); if you're opening a 10-12 NT or ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: x x AKQJxxx AKxx
With a non-novice I would be shocked at an ace in a weak raise of a strong opening, so would simply bid 5 - but with a novice they are likely point-counting. 4N seems to have little downside in a casual setting if you're relatively sure it will be ...
4!S - plan the play
I chose to open 1 because I expected a high risk of red-suit pre-emption after a 1 opening, and I decided I would rather open 1 and bid aggressively if appropriate afterwards. I wouldn't object to partner choosing a 1 opener on this hand.
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