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Gavin Wilson
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Member Since
March 27, 2017
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Sept. 10, 2017
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Bridge Player
about me

Player from England — chairman of Claygate Bridge Club — author of 'Antispades Twos: Open Much More Often'.

United Kingdom

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Member of Bridge Club(s)
Christchurch — Claygate — Cobham Heath — Wyvern.
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How binding can a set of laws be on all women if none of the contributors to their formulation is a woman? I know very few of the contributors to this forum but, judging by the first names and provided photos, it is possible that only a tiny number of ...
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
Reading through the first page of the definitions, I have to say that I find it delusional to describe a 1C opening as 'natural' when it could contain just two clubs (in a 4=4=3=2 distribution). It makes a mockery of the word 'natural'. Let the bridge world ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
One question that bridge students sometimes ask is "Why can't I open at the one-level a hand with the same strength and distribution that I can overcall with?" Indeed it is quite easy to construct a board in which, if dealer fails to open his hand for whatever reason ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I feel the ACBL is tying itself in knots by trying to describe specific 1-level openings with two clubs or with three diamonds as 'natural'. These openings are standard, familiar, accepted, orthodox -- but they are not 'natural'. I don't think you are going to be able to find a ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Perhaps I am misreading the definitions but I believe they are excluding, for Level 1 at least, suit raises with 3-card support. The Level 1 chart says that 'unless specifically allowed, a method is disallowed.' Responses#1 goes on to say that 'any natural response' is allowed. Definitions#c say ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I hope that whoever is drawing official conclusions from what is written on this forum won't just be using the email summaries that are being sent out periodically. I feel that these summaries are sometimes missing important points which are made by contributors. The analogy that one contributor made ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Panja I like your system, but it would not be allowed in England either, if my reading of EBU novice level 2 is right. It looks wonderfully simple, but it's not natural in the sense that the opening bid is not an undertaking to make 7 tricks in the ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I'm a big fan of the notion of opening 4+ card suits at the 2-level on 5-10 HCP, subject to a few distributional requirements. We can do this in England at EBU Level 2, which is used for Novice events, according to the Blue Book 6D1. These are natural ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I get bewildered by the meanings ascribed to the bridge word 'natural'. I like the meaning implied in Definitions 2.i: 'Any bid is natural if it suggests the contract bid as the final contract.' This fits in well with the definition of a bid given in the 2007 Laws ...
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I really don't like the use of the 'equals' sign in distribution expressions. For example 5=4=3=1 is supposed to mean 5 spades, 4 hearts, 3 diamonds and 1 club. Couldn't the bridge legislators find other punctuation symbols on the typewriter keyboard to describe an ordered ...
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