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John Matheson
John Matheson
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Aug. 25, 2016
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July 7, 2019
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1998 - The Last Great World Bridge Series!
Two humorous moments at Lille. I partnered Malcolm Cuthbertson. In the Open Teams qualifying round our section included a powerful USA squad with Zia/Rosenberg and Stansby/Martel. Our team mates were John Murdoch/Dave Walker and Douglas Piper/Sandy Duncan. Douglas is a fine player, and wanted to “mix ...
Defending the 2!c overcall in Multi-Landy / Woolsey
The critical decision is the meaning of double. I think double of an artificial bid shows that suit. That is consistent throughout my agreements. 1NT15-17 [2Cmajors] ? X=4/5clubs eg as little as xxxx xx xx KJ10xx, xxx xxx Axx Q10xx. You may be stronger eg A10xx xx xxx KJ10x ...
Bridge the way it SHOULD be played.
Malcolm Cuthbertson and I, representing Scotland, faced the great Italians, Norberto Bocchi and Giorgio Duboin in the 2002 European Championships held at Salsomaggiore. We played 20 boards with screens in use. On one hand Duboin produced a "slow"lead. Bocchi sent for the director and they spoke in Italian. He ...
Responses to art strong 2c openings?
I do love control responses. However, it is important to select 2C openers suitable for your structure eg Void AKQx AKxx KQJxx I open 1C. Opening this hand 2C will often lead to impossible auctions for me, and many others.
Responses to art strong 2c openings?
I agree strongly with Kit Woolsey. I have played control responses for 10 years. They are straightforward and work well in practice, and little to remember.
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