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Avon Wilsmore
Avon Wilsmore
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 5, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A X of 3NT in 1981...
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Double Bay Bridge Centre
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Liam Milne's lead problem: 9732 KJT9762 --- Q5
Best line?
Remind me to lead from Kxx trump against that East...
Responsive Doubles - What is "standard"?
The original Responsive Double was devised in 1954 by Dr Fielding-Reid, and applied to suit-X-raise-X only.
Maddison Square Gardens - unusual bridge event
Shireen: Try Subscription-based, not expensive, and their articles were a great help in my Blue Team research. Putting in: culbertson match "madison square gardens" gets nearly 8000 hits (many will be duplicates) and you can filter by date.
Maddison Square Gardens - unusual bridge event
Bridge For Beginners: A Complete Course, Mahmood, Grant, Sharif, chapter 6 [i]When Ely Culbertson staged a bridge match between his American team and Great Britain, he had actors in Madison Square Garden dress up as playing cards and duplicate the plays made before a packed crowd of spectators.[/i]
Odd-Even and Encrypted Signals
If "A simple overcall in a suit shows 8 - 12 points...", a two-level overcall cannot be forcing. 1957/134 This is Avarelli's 2 overcall, 2nd seat, fav, over 1S: 8 KJ54 J108743 Q2 1959 Final/24 This is Belladonna's 2 overcall, 2nd ...
Odd-Even and Encrypted Signals
Charles, I think you are making an error here. The text says: [i]DEFENSIVE BIDS AFTER AN OPENING BID AT THE ONE LEVEL (1) SUIT BID – A simple overcall in a suit shows 8 - 12 points and a one-suited hand, intended particularly to give partner a good lead if opponents ...
Odd-Even and Encrypted Signals
I can help with 1969... PM me...
Odd-Even and Encrypted Signals
Yes, the Encyclopedia quote discussed discards. And yes, Roman Odd-Even: - is used when following suit - has even cards conveying suit-preference This has been confirmed on this page by quotes from Sheinwold and Wolff. Roman Odd-Even when following suit was what Barry's original question was about... not a different method ...
Odd-Even and Encrypted Signals
We are in agreement - genuine Roman Odd-Even signals, as described by Avarelli and Belladonna in their 1959 and 1969 system books (odd = encouraging, even = discouraging [b]and[/b] suit-preferance), are unplayable. Sheinwold also agreed; that is why he wrote (quoted above): [i]I have never seen odd-even signals used without ...

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